Imperial Palace's Inui Street to be opened on Dec. 2-10

Nov 15, 2017

Imperial Palace's Inui Street to be opened on Dec. 2-10

The Imperial Household Agency said Wednesday that it will open Inui Street, running through the Imperial Palace in central Tokyo, to the public on Dec. 2-10. The road, which runs from the Sakashita gate to the Inui gate, is open to the public twice a ...

Emperor's daughter becomes supreme priestess at Ise Shrine

/ Jun 21, 2017

Emperor's daughter becomes supreme priestess at Ise Shrine

Sayako Kuroda, the daughter of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, assumed the post of supreme priestess at Ise Shrine this week, the ancient Shinto shrine said. Kuroda, 48, on Monday officially replaced the 86-year-old Atsuko Ikeda, elder sister of the Emperor, who served in the ...

Imperial Household Agency mulls expansion in staff for abdication

Jun 10, 2017

Imperial Household Agency mulls expansion in staff for abdication

The Imperial Household Agency is considering asking for more personnel to deal with the extra work expected for the abdication of Emperor Akihito. After passing on the Chrysanthemum Throne to Crown Prince Naruhito, Emperor Akihito is set to become joko, a title used for retired ...