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Emperor Akihito resumes official duties after bout of nausea

National 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

National 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 ...