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New Empress: Passionate about international goodwill

May 2, 2019

Tokyo–Both new Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako place importance on their work for international goodwill. In particular, the Empress, a former diplomat at the Japanese Foreign Ministry, has continued to hold strong feelings about overseas visits. After gaining confidence on

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Ex-Classmate predicts new emperor may be active on social media

May 2, 2019

Tokyo–A former classmate of new Emperor Naruhito has described him as having a good sense of humor and a charming personality, as well as being interested in new things, saying that he could become the first Japanese monarch to be

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People in Japan hope for peace in new era

May 2, 2019

Tokyo–People in Japan expressed hopes for peace as Emperor Naruhito ascended the throne and the country’s new era, Reiwa, opened on Wednesday. “I love the festive mood, unlike the previous era change to Heisei,” said Yoshiaki Sakai, a 77-year-old resident

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New emperor: Worried about wife’s health amid busy schedule

May 1, 2019

Tokyo–New Emperor Naruhito has had to face concerns about the health of his wife, Empress Masako, while still carrying out his hectic schedule. After the then Crown Princess withdrew from her duties to receive treatment for stress-related illness in the

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Profiles of Japan’s new emperor, empress

May 1, 2019

Tokyo, May 1 (Jiji Press)–Following are profiles of Japan’s new Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako, who assumed the titles Wednesday: Emperor Naruhito He was born Feb. 23, 1960, as the eldest son of Emperor Emeritus Akihito and Empress Emerita Michiko.

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New Emperor: Happy wedding parade, strong pressure for heir

May 1, 2019

Tokyo, May 1 (Jiji Press)–The wedding parade of then Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako in 1993, celebrated with huge public enthusiasm, marked the beginning of a married life under intense public scrutiny, amid continuing pressure to produce an

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New Emperor: Student days with Viola, part-time work

May 1, 2019

Tokyo–New Emperor Naruhito studied at the Department of History at Gakushuin University’s Faculty of Letters, where he also enjoyed playing the viola and worked part-time. At the university, then Prince Hiro took part in seminar groups researching Japan’s early modern

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New Emperor: Growing up in nontraditional Environment

May 1, 2019

Tokyo–During his early childhood, Japan’s new Emperor Naruhito grew up under an environment that broke with Imperial tradition, living with his parents, Emperor Emeritus Akihito and Empress Emerita Michiko, based on the couple’s policy. The new Emperor, who assumed the

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