Takamikura imperial throne displayed in Kyoto

National Jul 18, 2020

Takamikura imperial throne displayed in Kyoto

The canopied Takamikura imperial throne in which the emperor proclaimed his enthronement last October was put on public display at Kyoto Imperial Palace on Saturday. The Imperial Household Agency will be showing the throne until Aug. 27 and will limit viewing to 5,000 people a ...

Japan's Princess Aiko graduates from high school

National Mar 23, 2020

Japan's Princess Aiko graduates from high school

Princess Aiko, the only child of Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako, attended a graduation ceremony at Gakushuin Girls' Senior High School on Sunday afternoon. From April, the 18-year-old princess will study at the Department of Japanese Language and Literature at Gakushuin University's Faculty of Letters. Both ...

Japanese emperor's state visit to Britain may be postponed

National Mar 17, 2020

Japanese emperor's state visit to Britain may be postponed

The government is considering postponing a state visit by Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako to Britain scheduled for this spring due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a source. It would have been the first overseas trip by the imperial couple since the emperor's enthronement ...