550,000 to be pardoned in Japan along with imperial succession

National Oct 15, 2019

550,000 to be pardoned in Japan along with imperial succession

The government said Tuesday that some 550,000 people will be granted amnesty linked to Emperor Naruhito's enthronement in May this year. The plan, reported to a meeting of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party's General Council, is expected to be approved at a Cabinet meeting Friday. The ...

Princess Kako meets with Hungarian president

National Sep 21, 2019

Princess Kako meets with Hungarian president

Princess Kako, a niece of Emperor Naruhito, paid a courtesy call on Hungarian President Janos Ader on Friday to mark the 150th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries. Dressed in kimono, the 24-year-old younger daughter of Crown Prince Akishino, the emperor's younger brother, ...