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U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday took part in the welcoming ceremony at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, the first official act of a state visit to Japan three days Obama was received with military honors in the gardens of
In a written statement issued for her 50th birthday Monday, Crown Princess Masako pledged to continue efforts to overcome a stress-induced illness that she has been dealing with for 10 years. I have tried to complete my public and private duties as
Empress Michiko, who turned 79 on Sunday, expressed joy over Crown Princess Masako's first official overseas trip in 11 years. I was truly happy that the Crown Princess was able to visit the Netherlands and return home safely, the Empress said,
Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako took a day trip to Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture, on Sunday to visit people who lost their homes in March 2011 because of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis. The couple last visited Fukushima
Crown Prince Naruhito on Sunday played a viola made of driftwood from a tsunami-ravaged city in Tohoku during a concert held by his alma mater's orchestra. The viola, built by Tokyo violin maker Muneyuki Nakazawa, also contains part of the famed
Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has appointed Prince Hassan of Jordan as Chairman of his advisory board on water and sanitation, replacing King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands who resigned on April 30 when he assumed the throne.
Crown Prince Naruhito launches Monday a celebration of Japan's 400-year relationship with Spain on a visit that will take him to a curious town where many residents still carry the name "Japon" to honor the Japanese who visited in the 17th century.
Japanese Crown Prince Naruhito said Thursday his wife, Masako, feels better about her health since making her first official overseas trip in more than a decade. The 49-year-old crown princess developed a stress-induced illness soon after giving
Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko will hand over public duties of visiting kindergartens and nursing homes to their children after both of them turn 80, according to the Imperial Household Agency. The couple expressed a wish to pass on the duties,
When the future Dutch Queen Beatrix and her family returned to the Netherlands after their Second World War sojourn in Ottawa, the young princess discovered mealtimes just weren't what she was used to. For one thing, there was no ice cream. "For the