Japan's Princess Kako turns 25

National Dec 29, 2019

Japan's Princess Kako turns 25

Princess Kako, the niece of Emperor Naruhito, turned 25 on Sunday, following a year marked by her graduation from university and her first official overseas trip. The younger daughter of Crown Prince Akishino graduated in March from International Christian University in Tokyo, where she majored ...

Emperor Emeritus Akihito marks first birthday since abdication

National 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. The former emperor continues to live in the Imperial Palace but ...