Prince Hisahito, third in line to throne, turns 11

Sep 6, 2017

Prince Hisahito, third in line to throne, turns 11

Prince Hisahito, Emperor Akihito's grandson who is third in line to the Imperial throne, turned 11 on Wednesday. His birthday came days after the announcement that his elder sister, Princess Mako, will marry her longtime boyfriend, Kei Komuro. The prince has already met Komuro, 25, ...

Emperor Akihito's abdication date may be announced in September

Jul 27, 2017

Emperor Akihito's abdication date may be announced in September

Originally expected to make an official announcement next summer about the timing of Emperor Akihito's abdication and the start of the new era, the government may reveal details as early as September, informed sources said. The government believes moving up the timing of the announcement ...