Japan sends Princess Hisako to Russia for World Cup

Soccer / World Cup Jun 18, 2018

Japan sends Princess Hisako to Russia for World Cup

Princess Hisako, honorary patron of the Japan Football Association, left Japan on Monday to attend games of the ongoing World Cup in Russia, marking the first visit to the country by a Japanese imperial family member in over a century. The trip by the 64-year-old ...

National Sep 3, 2013

Suga irked, says princess' trip to IOC not political

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Tuesday he was distressed by remarks Imperial Household Agency Grand Steward Noriyuki Kazaoka made regarding Princess Hisako's attendance at the upcoming International Olympic Committee meeting in Buenos Aires. On Monday, Kazaoka said it was a "difficult decision" for the ...