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IMPERIAL HOUSEHOLD AGENCY

Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako speak to evacuees at a shelter in Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture, in March.
JAPAN
May 1, 2024
Emperor Naruhito marks five years since enthronement
The emperor's first five years on the throne were largely overshadowed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Japan Times
WORLD
Apr 1, 2023
Japan's imperial agency launches public relations office
The Imperial Household Agency on Saturday established a formal press relations office to revamp its public outreach.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 25, 2023
Imperial Palace street opened for cherry blossom viewing
The general public is allowed to visit the street until April 2, with no advance reservation required. It is open between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. each day.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 9, 2022
Empress Masako reflects on half a lifetime as imperial family member as she turns 59
Reflecting on the past year's events, the empress said the outbreak of international conflicts and natural disasters 'weighed heavily on my heart.'
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 30, 2021
Husband of Japanese former princess fails New York bar exam, source says
Kei Komuro, the husband of former princess Mako, failed the New York bar exam, a source close to the matter said Saturday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Oct 25, 2021
Imperial Household Agency criticized for media strategy — or lack thereof
In the era of social media, the agency's stiff and out-of-date approach to media strategy may have poured gasoline on a fire.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 16, 2021
Princess Mako's partner Kei Komuro plans return from U.S. ahead of wedding
The government had stated that the pair are looking to register their marriage in October.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 1, 2021
Princess Mako to marry boyfriend Kei Komuro by the end of the year
The marriage between the couple, who are both 29, has been postponed for more than two years following reports of trouble between Komuro's mother and her former fiance over money.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 7, 2020
Japan's Imperial Household Agency on full alert against coronavirus outbreak
The Imperial Household Agency is taking precautions against the new coronavirus to protect the emperor and other members of the imperial family from infection as concern grows over the outbreak.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 17, 2019
Ex-police bureaucrat Yasuhiko Nishimura promoted to imperial household chief
Yasuhiko Nishimura, a former top police bureaucrat, was promoted to head of the Imperial Household Agency on Tuesday after serving in the No. 2 post.
Japan Times
JAPAN / History / FOCUS
Feb 21, 2019
Crown Prince Naruhito likely to stay close to the people upon becoming Japan's first emperor born after the war
In June 2011, three months after savage tsunami devastated Japan's northeast coastline, Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako were visiting Miyagi — one of the three hardest-hit prefectures — to get a firsthand look at the gut-wrenching aftermath of the disaster and commiserate with evacuees...
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 23, 2018
Stone pavement find at Daisen Kofun, Japan's largest ancient tomb, makes it 'overwhelmingly unique'
Excavation work at Emperor Nintoku's grave in Osaka Prefecture reveals one of its surrounding greenbelts, not just the tomb itself, was paved with stones.
Japan Times
JAPAN / History
Oct 16, 2018
First joint survey planned for Daisen Kofun, Japan's largest ancient tomb
The Imperial Household Agency said Monday it will jointly excavate Japan's largest ancient mounded tomb, together with a local government, for the first time.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 1, 2018
Katsura Imperial Villa to allow more visitors, charge ¥1,000 from November
The Katsura Imperial Villa, or Katsura-Rikyu, located in Kyoto and originally built as a holiday home for the Imperial family, will welcome more visitors from Nov. 1 at a charge of ¥1,000 for those aged 18 or older, the Imperial Household Agency said Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
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.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Feb 7, 2018
Tabloids say possible family financial troubles linked to Princess Mako’s fiance behind marriage delay
The abrupt announcement that Princess Mako's formal engagement and marriage to her fiance will be delayed has sparked speculation of reasons other than the official version.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 6, 2018
Princess Mako's marriage to be postponed over 'lack of preparation,' Imperial Household Agency says
The Imperial Household Agency said Tuesday that the formal engagement and marriage of Princess Mako — the eldest granddaughter of Emperor Akihito — and her fiance, Kei Komuro, will be postponed until 2020 due to "lack of preparation."
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 7, 2017
Princess's engagement announcement postponed because of deadly rains in Kyushu
The plan to announce the engagement of Princess Mako, the eldest granddaughter of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, has been postponed in light of the deadly rains in Kyushu, sources close to the matter said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
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.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Jun 10, 2017
The Imperial family and public vs. LDP
NHK has become the go-to media outlet for scoops on the Imperial family. In July, the public broadcaster was the first to break the news that the Emperor wanted to step down and, last month, it was the first to report Princess Mako's intention to marry a man she met at university. Both stories annoyed...

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