Former emperor and empress move to Takanawa Imperial Residence

National Apr 1, 2020

Former emperor and empress move to Takanawa Imperial Residence

Former Emperor Akihito and former Empress Michiko moved to the Takanawa Imperial Residence, their temporary home, in Tokyo's Minato Ward on Tuesday. The emperor emeritus and the empress emerita had moved out of the Imperial Palace in Chiyoda Ward after the former's abdication last year ...

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 ...

Former emperor and empress to move from Imperial Palace

National Mar 13, 2020

Former emperor and empress to move from Imperial Palace

Former Emperor Akihito, who abdicated last year, and his wife, former Empress Michiko, will move from the Imperial Palace in Tokyo's Chiyoda Ward to a temporary residence in Minato Ward this month, the Imperial Household Agency said Friday. The Imperial Palace will then undergo renovation ...