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EMPRESS MICHIKO

Empress Emerita Michiko and Emperor Emeritus Akihito wave to well-wishers at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo in 2020.
JAPAN
Dec 23, 2023
Former Emperor Akihito turns 90
The former emperor spent another peaceful year with his wife, former Empress Michiko, after abdicating in 2019.
Empress Emerita Michiko, who turned 89 on Friday, walks with her husband, Emperor Emeritus Akihito, at their residence in Tokyo on Oct. 6.
JAPAN
Oct 20, 2023
Empress Emerita Michiko turns 89
The former empress enjoys observing seasonal insects and flowers at her residence.
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JAPAN
Dec 23, 2022
Former Emperor Akihito turns 89
His daily routine includes taking morning and evening walks with his wife at their residence at the Akasaka Estate.
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JAPAN
Oct 20, 2022
Former Empress Michiko keeps up daily routine as she turns 88
The former empress takes morning and evening walks with her husband, also 88, and reads books aloud after breakfast, according to the Imperial Household Agency.
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JAPAN
Mar 17, 2022
Princess Aiko offers condolences to quake victims in first solo conference
Princess Aiko, 20, the only child of Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako, gave her first solo news conference on Thursday.
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JAPAN
Jan 3, 2022
Mental health issues show women bear brunt of Japan's monarchy system
The diagnosis of former princess Mako's post-traumatic stress disorder prior to her marriage in October has once again highlighted the pressure that women in the imperial family face.
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JAPAN
Oct 25, 2021
Princess Mako meets former emperor and empress a day ahead of marriage
The princess visited the couple for the first time in 19 months to bid farewell as she is set to register her marriage to Kei Komuro and leave the imperial household.
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JAPAN
Oct 20, 2021
Former Empress Michiko turns 87, saying she's sad to see Princess Mako leave family
The former empress has indicated her sympathy for the people who were affected by heavy rain that lashed wide areas of Japan this summer.
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JAPAN
Jun 1, 2021
Emperor Emeritus Akihito and Empress Emerita Michiko receive COVID-19 shots
The former emperor, 87, and former empress, 86, were given the shots at their residence, the Sento Imperial Palace.
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JAPAN
Feb 10, 2021
Pandemic may force imperial couple to meet online with 3/11 survivors
Online conferences with residents of Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima are expected to start in mid-February, according to the source.
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COMMENTARY / Japan
Nov 6, 2020
Japan’s fragile monarchy
Whereby there are presently only two viable heirs to Japan's imperial throne, it's easy to understand the fragility of the imperial line.
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JAPAN
Oct 20, 2020
Japan's former Empress Michiko turns 86
The former empress has spent much of the past few months at home, suffering with a mild fever since May.
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JAPAN
Mar 19, 2020
Japan's former emperor and empress move out of palace after 26 years
Emperor Emeritus Akihito and Empress Emerita Michiko on Thursday moved out of the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, their home since 1993, in a first step toward swapping residences with the current emperor and his family.
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JAPAN
Dec 26, 2019
Emperor, empress console victims in typhoon-hit areas of Japan's northeast
Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako on Thursday visited areas in northeastern Japan that were hit by a powerful typhoon in October and consoled the victims of the deadly storm.
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JAPAN
Dec 24, 2019
Japan's former emperor and empress likely to celebrate new year with public
Emperor Emeritus Akihito and Empress Emerita Michiko are expected to join other members of the imperial family in greeting New Year's well-wishers, sources at the Imperial Household Agency said Tuesday.
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JAPAN
Dec 23, 2019
Emperor Emeritus Akihito marks first birthday since abdication
Emperor Emeritus Akihito turned 86 on Monday, marking his first birthday since he stepped down from the chrysanthemum throne in late April to become the first Japanese monarch to abdicate in around 200 years.
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JAPAN / Science & Health
Sep 10, 2019
Empress Emerita Michiko leaves hospital after breast cancer surgery
Empress Emerita Michiko was discharged from the University of Tokyo Hospital on Tuesday, two days after undergoing successful breast cancer surgery, the Imperial Household Agency said.
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JAPAN
Sep 9, 2019
Former empress undergoes breast cancer surgery at University of Tokyo Hospital
Empress Emerita Michiko underwent successful breast cancer surgery Sunday at the University of Tokyo Hospital, the Imperial Household Agency said.
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JAPAN
Sep 7, 2019
Empress Emerita Michiko admitted to hospital ahead of breast cancer surgery
Empress Emerita Michiko was admitted to the University of Tokyo Hospital on Saturday, ahead of her surgery for breast cancer slated for Sunday.
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JAPAN
Jul 17, 2019
Emperor Emeritus Akihito suffers episode of cerebral anemia due to fatigue after medical checkup
Emperor Emeritus Akihito suffered an episode of severe cerebral anemia last week, Imperial Household Agency officials said Tuesday.

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