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Emperor Akihito resumes official duties after bout of nausea

Jul 5, 2018

Emperor Akihito resumes official duties after bout of nausea

Emperor Akihito, who had been resting for the last few days after suffering nausea and other symptoms, resumed his official duties in earnest Thursday by attending a ceremony to welcome new ambassadors, the Imperial Household Agency said. The Emperor, 84, who has spent much of ...

Princess Mako's engagement to be officially announced on July 8

Jun 20, 2017

Princess Mako's engagement to be officially announced on July 8

The Imperial Household Agency said Monday it will officially announce the engagement of Princess Mako, the first grandchild of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, to a university classmate on July 8. Princess Mako, 25, and her fiance-to-be, Kei Komuro, 25, will hold a news conference ...

Imperial Household Agency loosens up on access to Osaka burial mound

Dec 5, 2014

Imperial Household Agency loosens up on access to Osaka burial mound

As part of measured steps toward greater openness, a department of the Imperial Household Agency on Friday guided academics and reporters around a hitherto off-limits megalithic burial mound near Osaka Bay. Dating from the late fifth century, Tannowa Nisanzai Kofun is an earth mound surrounded ...