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Title: News and Photos of the Japanese RF
Post by: YooperModerator on March 16, 2011, 11:17:51 pm
Japan's emperor in historic speech: 'Never give up hope'

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"I truly hope the victims of the disaster never give up hope, take care of themselves, and live strong for tomorrow," said the dignified and understated Emperor Akihito, in a calm and poignant oration delivered from the Imperial Palace.
The 77-year-old ceremonial but deeply revered chief of state underlined Prime Minister Naoto Kan's earlier assertion that Japan is going through its worst crisis since World War II. It is not known whether he will visit survivors of the disaster, as he did in 1995 after the deadly quake in Kobe.
http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/03/16/japan.disaster/index.html

Apparently it's really rare that the emperor speaks to the Japanese nation in public, that he's doing so now is telling if you ask me! :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Japan's emperor in historic speech: 'Never give up hope'
Post by: Nighthawk on March 16, 2011, 11:53:54 pm
Took the Emperor long enough to speak out to his people 5 days later, IMO it's a little late for me to be giving this Emperor any sort of praise  :thumbsdown:


Title: Re: Japan's emperor in historic speech: 'Never give up hope'
Post by: Kuei Fei on March 17, 2011, 01:34:40 am
That it was televised is certainly something and I am sure the IHA decided to move the Imperial Family into a safe place during the tsunami and earthquake.


Title: Imperial visit for Japanese evacuees
Post by: Gaeaskywalker on April 01, 2011, 10:40:43 pm
http://translate.google.nl/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=nl&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=nl&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fgpdhome.typepad.com%2Fnieuwsberichten%2F2011%2F03%2Fkeizerlijk-bezoek-voor-japanse-evacu%25C3%25A9s.html (http://translate.google.nl/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=nl&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=nl&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fgpdhome.typepad.com%2Fnieuwsberichten%2F2011%2F03%2Fkeizerlijk-bezoek-voor-japanse-evacu%25C3%25A9s.html)
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The Japanese emperor and empress in Tokyo on Wednesday visited an evacuation center.



Title: Clinton meets with Japan's imperial couple
Post by: Gaeaskywalker on April 17, 2011, 08:47:21 pm
http://gpdhome.typepad.com/royalblognl_news_summary/2011/04/clinton-meets-with-japans-imperial-couple.html (http://gpdhome.typepad.com/royalblognl_news_summary/2011/04/clinton-meets-with-japans-imperial-couple.html)

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"We are very confident that Japan will recover and will be a very strong economic and global player for years and decades to come," Clinton told Prime Minister Naoto Kan during a brief visit to Tokyo intended as a morale boost to the crucial U.S. ally.


Title: Move Over Kate, Princess Masako Is Back
Post by: Nighthawk on June 07, 2011, 04:42:19 pm
Move Over Kate, Princess Masako Is Back
http://blogs.wsj.com/japanrealtime/2011/06/06/move-over-kate-princess-masako-is-back/?mod=google_news_blog
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These days, most of the world’s attention is focused on a new princess in the U.K., but Japan was reminded this weeked of its own princess, who was out of the public eye for years.
Crown Princess Masako greeted evacuees in Miyagi prefecture in Japan on Saturday.Crown Princess Masako appeared accompanying her husband, Crown Prince Naruhito, to visit quake-ravaged communities in Miyagi prefecture in northern Japan. She has been increasingly in public eye over the past few months. The royal couple met with evacuees from areas near the Fukushima nuclear plants in Tokyo and Tokyo’s neighboring prefecture Saitama in April and May.
On Saturday, the couple bowed in the direction of a community that had once existed but was wiped out and turned into rubble after the March 11 earth quake and tsunami. Then, the couple visited temporary shelters in Yamamotocho town, where nearly 700 people died after the disaster.


Title: Re: Move Over Kate, Princess Masako Is Back
Post by: Yooper on June 07, 2011, 04:49:01 pm
Well, let's see, I know nothing about her other than the photo, but she is 1. dressed appropriately, 2. seems genuinely warm and caring, 3. has a real purpose for her presence, and 4. knows what to say and how to say it.  Brought tears to my eyes.  Plus, she seems beautiful inside and out.

It's a huge technical error, I'm sure, that Wasty's name is even in the same article with a woman of this substance.


Title: Re: News and Photos of the Japanese RF
Post by: Alexandrine on June 23, 2011, 03:06:08 pm
H.R.H. Crown Prince Of Japan Meets With Students

http://www.gettyimages.es/Search/Search.aspx?EventId=117165040&EditorialProduct=Royalty

Honorary Dinner For H.R.H. Crown Prince Of Japan

http://www.gettyimages.es/Search/Search.aspx?EventId=116664057&EditorialProduct=Royalty

H.R.H. Crown Prince Of Japan Plants Cherry Tree

http://www.gettyimages.es/Search/Search.aspx?EventId=116664108&EditorialProduct=Royalty


Title: Re: News and Photos of the Japanese RF
Post by: Yooper on June 23, 2011, 05:44:15 pm
With much respect...thank you, Japan:

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In 1912, the people of Japan sent 3,020 cherry trees to the United States as a gift of friendship. First Lady Taft and the Viscountess Chinda, wife of the Japanese Ambassador, planted the first two cherry trees on the northern bank of the Tidal Basin. These two original trees are still standing today near the John Paul Jones statue at the south end of 17th Street. Workmen planted the remainder of the trees around the Tidal Basin and East Potomac Park.



Title: Imperial couple mourns March 11 victims
Post by: Gaeaskywalker on March 15, 2012, 12:11:54 pm
http://gpdhome.typepad.com/royalblognl_news_summary/2012/03/imperial-couple-mourn-march-11-victims.html (http://gpdhome.typepad.com/royalblognl_news_summary/2012/03/imperial-couple-mourn-march-11-victims.html)

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The Emperor and Empress of Japan attended the national memorial service for the victims of the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami in Tokyo, Sunday.

Through silence and prayers, people across Japan on Sunday remembered the massive disaster that struck the nation one year ago, killing just over 19,000 people and unleashing the world's worst nuclear crisis in a quarter century.


Title: Re: News and Photos of the Japanese RF
Post by: Leila on May 05, 2012, 05:52:51 pm
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TOKYO, Japan - Crown Prince Naruhito (L), Crown Princess Masako (R) and their daughter Princess Aiko wave to a crowd upon arrival at JR Nasushiobara Station in Tochigi Prefecture on May 3, 2012. The family's visit was to spend the latter half of the Golden Week holiday period at the local Nasu Imperial Villa. (Pool photo by Kyodo News)(Kyodo)
http://i.imgbox.com/aacWOCXk.jpg
http://i.imgbox.com/aagWKEBu.jpg
video - http://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20120503/t10014880341000.html

Nice to see them together.  :flower:


Title: Re: News and Photos of the Japanese RF
Post by: observer on May 29, 2012, 07:42:24 am
Crown Prince Naruhito plays Viola while his daughter Aiko plays the Cello at a schools festival on Apr. 15, 2012.
Thinking that Queen Elizabeth even rejected the orders of Annie Leibowitz at a photoshooting and seein' the Crown Prince and his daughter taking directions from a conductor, the Japanese Royal Family becomes very sympathetic for me.
In comparison I fear at least the IQ would lack for the Windsors  to grap a fiddle!

http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/princess-aiko?before=1335731468



Title: Re: News and Photos of the Japanese RF
Post by: YooperModerator on May 29, 2012, 11:03:31 pm
omg
aiko looks adorable, very sweet and prim-and-proper-girl like ya know  :sigh:
i hope they change the rules so that she will one day be empress


Title: Re: News and Photos of the Japanese RF
Post by: observer on May 30, 2012, 06:26:29 am
Sorry, but under the current situation it's absolutely impossible.
The Japanese monarchy, though transformed by the genious Mc Arthur into a modern constitutive one (by constituion the Tenno is not even the head of the state!!), is still deepened into tradition.
And -no joke- many stoggy conservatives still argue, loosing the male hereditary line would mean loosing the divine "Y" chromosome of the first legendary Tenno Jimmnu given by the sun GODDESS (!!) Amaterasu.
Secondly what would be, if Aiko would fall into love may say to a European man. It might be possible the next Tenno could have red hair and green eyes like e.g. Prince Harry.  :o


Title: Re: News and Photos of the Japanese RF
Post by: YooperModerator on May 30, 2012, 11:15:10 pm
Say what you want but in general the only line you can be sure of is the maternal one, they usually know the womb you come from
Until five decades ago you couldn't be sure of the father really (in some cases it was hope and pray for the best really) it's a bit harder to fake giving birth!
Yeah changelings happened but not as often as cuckoo's! 8)

I find the idea of paternal lines a bit....unsure.
and I don't understand why our civilisation is so fixed on it :dontknow:


Title: Re: News and Photos of the Japanese RF
Post by: D.I.R. on July 05, 2012, 06:25:39 am
This forum topic is about the Japanese aristocrats/nobility. I don't feel like starting another topic so I'm just going to post it here,okay.
http://www.jref.com/forum/all-things-japanese-26/japanese-nobility-aristocracy-26709/

& this is just info of ranks and what not
http://www.unterstein.net/or/docs/JapanPeers.pdf


Title: Re: News and Photos of the Japanese RF
Post by: Alexandrine on July 05, 2012, 02:08:42 pm
very interesting read, thanks!


Title: Re: News and Photos of the Japanese RF
Post by: Gaeaskywalker on July 13, 2012, 01:36:42 pm
Afghan President meets with Emperor
http://gpdhome.typepad.com/royalblognl_news_summary/2012/07/afghan-president-meets-with-emperor.html (http://gpdhome.typepad.com/royalblognl_news_summary/2012/07/afghan-president-meets-with-emperor.html)

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai met with Japan's Emperor at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Monday. Karzai is in Japan to attend the Tokyo Conference on Afghanistan which plegged more help for the war torn country.


Title: Re: News and Photos of the Japanese RF
Post by: Nighthawk on August 04, 2012, 01:48:01 pm
Princess Mako to study at Univ. of Edinburgh
http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T120803004593.htm
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Princess Mako will study at the University of Edinburgh from September until May, the government said Friday.

Princess Mako, the eldest daughter of Prince and Princess Akishino, is a junior at the International Christian University in Tokyo, majoring in art and cultural heritage. The plan for her studies at in Edinburgh was reported at the day's Cabinet meeting.

The 20-year-old princess will take courses in art and other subjects at the university's College of Humanities and Social Science, according to the Imperial Household Agency. She will stay in a dormitory.


wish her luck in her studies  :thumbsup:


Title: Japanese Government Recommends Changes For Imperial Female Members
Post by: Snokitty on October 08, 2012, 04:39:39 am
http://www.examiner.com/article/japanese-government-recommends-changes-for-imperial-female-members

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On Friday the Japanese government released their recommendation to allow female members to maintain their Imperial status after marriage. The family is facing an impending crisis as there are so many unmarried females that should rules not be changed, there will be essentially three males to take on the royal duties. The government’s recommendations, which are now open for public comment, proposed that female members of the Imperial family can establish their own Imperial branches after marriage to commoners. Another proposal also options whereby Imperial status would be given and not given to the husband and children of a princess who establishes her own Imperial branch.


Title: Re: Japanese Government Recommends Changes For Imperial Female Members
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 08, 2012, 05:07:55 am
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female members of the Imperial family can establish their own Imperial branches after marriage to commoners.

I actually agree with this; to be frank, there are so few males and there is a sincere need to supply the Imperial family with males and in all reality, there are too many females being cut out. Second, it's not like the females are going to be marrying men who aren't part of the elite anyway. Chances are, the men marrying these women would be members of the families of the people who work for the dreaded IHA anyway.


Title: Is Prince Hisahito of Japan suffering from a hereditary dysmorphia??
Post by: observer on March 21, 2013, 06:55:46 am
by chance I logged onto this side:
http://www.hellomagazine.com/royalty/2013031411592/japans-prince-hisahito-graduates-kindergarten/
where Pc. Hisahito graduates from Kindergarten and will join Gakushuin Primary School. So far everything's well, but on all four photos his head is tilted onto his left hemisphere. This can't be conicidence. Wether he has troubles with a malformed spine or his left hemisphere in total is distorted, I can't make out.
Be what it may be, the risks that the Japanese Imperial Dynasty will come to an end by him are very high!


Title: Re: News and Photos of the Japanese RF
Post by: Snokitty on April 13, 2013, 01:50:41 am
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2013/04/emperor-akihito-and-empress-michiko.html


Title: Re: News and Photos of the Japanese RF
Post by: YooperModerator on April 14, 2013, 03:26:48 am
Those two look rather cute  :flirt:
and her dress is pretty


Title: Re: News and Photos of the Japanese RF
Post by: Snokitty on July 09, 2013, 12:55:20 am
http://www.gettyimages.com/Search/Search.aspx?EventId=173279449&EditorialProduct=Royalty

http://www.gettyimages.com/Search/Search.aspx?EventId=173273408&EditorialProduct=Royalty


Title: Re: News and Photos of the Japanese RF
Post by: Snokitty on August 21, 2013, 09:54:40 pm
http://www.gettyimages.com/Search/Search.aspx?EventId=177592534&EditorialProduct=Royalty

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Crown Prince Naruhito And Crown Princess Masako Visit Miyagi


Title: Re: News and Photos of the Japanese RF
Post by: Nighthawk on September 10, 2013, 02:49:30 am
Princess Takamado's speech helped Tokyo win 2020 bid
http://www.mid-day.com/sports/2013/sep/090913-princess-takamado-speech-helped-tokyo-win-2020-bid.htm
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Not only did she make a significant impact in meeting IOC members in the 24 hours before the vote, but her speech demonstrated just the kind of humble gratitude to the Olympic movement that the IOC love.

 She told the members: “I am more than pleased that it has fallen to me to personally convey our heartfelt thanks for the IOC’s assistance after the tsunami. This is the first time a member of the Imperial family has addressed you, and I dare to hope that our paths may cross again.”

Aged 60, Hisako became fluent in English as a child, accompanying her father, the Japanese industrialist Shigejiro Tottori, on his trips to Britain. After studying anthropology and archaeology at Cambridge, she began working as an interpreter for the Imperial family, and met her future husband Prince Takamado Norihito at a drinks party at the Canadian embassy.

out there....damn she looks great for being 60 but that's just me

well done Princess...now just hope that everything goes well in the next 7 years


Title: Princess Akiko of Mikasa collapsed at Haneda airport in Tokyo.
Post by: Fly on the wall on December 07, 2013, 04:31:22 am

Akiko von Mikasa – Zusammenbruch am Flughafen
http://www.bild.de/unterhaltung/royals/royals/sorge-um-akiko-von-mikasa-nach-zusammenbruch-33711528.bild.html


Great concern in the Japanese Imperial House! Princess Akiko of Mikasa collapsed at Haneda airport in Tokyo.

During the welcome ceremony for Emperor Akihito (79) and Empress Michiko have just returned from a visit to India, the Princess slumped suddenly collapsed and fell to the ground.

The princess was rushed away, the source does not provide any information about her condition but I’m guess she is okay
http://royalwatcher.tumblr.com


Title: Re: Princess Akiko of Mikasa collapsed at Haneda airport in Tokyo.
Post by: Nighthawk on December 07, 2013, 12:29:38 pm
hope everything turns out alright

thank you fly for posting this :flower:


Title: Re: News and Photos of the Japanese RF
Post by: Gaeaskywalker on February 25, 2014, 06:29:30 pm
http://gpdhome.typepad.com/royalblognl_news_summary/2014/02/dutch-air-seems-to-be-good-for-cp-masako.html (http://gpdhome.typepad.com/royalblognl_news_summary/2014/02/dutch-air-seems-to-be-good-for-cp-masako.html)
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Masako, her husband said in his birthday press conference last week, “has strived to take up as much activities as possible.” But that doesn't mean she has completely recovered. “I hope that she will start with things she can do and proceed slowly,” the Crown Prince said. More foreign trips would help, Naruhito suggested and they might also benefit Princess Aiko. Unlike their European counterparts who travel freely and at will, the imperial family is restricted in its travel and must ask for permission before leaving the country.


Title: Re: News and Photos of the Japanese RF
Post by: Nighthawk on July 06, 2014, 01:37:00 pm
Procession of horse-drawn carriages at the Ceremony of the Presentation of Credentials
http://www.kunaicho.go.jp/e-about/kyuchu/shinninjo/basha.html
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Date
    Tuesday, July 8

Time
    Around 2:35 p.m.(First)・Around 3:00 p.m.(Second)
    (the time that Carriages will pass along the Imperial Palace Outer Gardens at arriving)
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About the horse-drawn carriages

During the Ceremony of the Presentation of Credentials, ceremonial horse-drawn carriages welcome newly appointed ambassadors to Japan and convey them from the Meiji Seimei Kan Building to the Imperial Palace South Porch.

Only a few countries worldwide, among them the United Kingdom and Spain, use horse-drawn carriages to welcome newly appointed ambassadors. In Japan, many ambassadors express a preference for the carriages over a conventional motorcade, attesting to the success of the ceremony in promoting international goodwill.

The ceremonial carriages used to welcome ambassadors are drawn by two horses and known as zagyoshiki. Most were manufactured from the end of the Meiji period to the beginning of the Showa period and have artistic value.

Processions of horse-drawn carriages are also used in Imperial Household ceremonies such as the accession of the Emperor to the throne and weddings of members of the Imperial Family.


Title: Re: News and Photos of the Japanese RF
Post by: Tpearl on June 17, 2015, 02:59:17 am
Interesting


Title: Re: News and Photos of the Japanese RF
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 22, 2015, 04:03:10 pm
A real-life princess dubbed 'Japan's Kate Middleton' has been secretly living in LEICESTER
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/real-life-princess-dubbed-japans-6472555


Japanese princess's secret year in Leicester

http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Japanese-princess-s-secret-year-Leicester/story-27824507-detail/story.html


Title: Re: News and Photos of the Japanese RF
Post by: YooperModerator on September 22, 2015, 05:23:47 pm
^Let's see:  She's the grand daughter of the Emperor, daughter of the Prince, completed a Masters Degree, dresses, acts and behaves modestly and is praised for her intelligence by her professors.  And knows how to wear flat shoes in a professional way!

On what premise does she in any way, shape or form, compare to Kate Middleton?  That's an insult to an obviously dedicated and well-mannered genuine princess who avoided the spotlight. 


Title: Re: News and Photos of the Japanese RF
Post by: Alexandrine on September 23, 2015, 06:53:38 pm
Poor girl. I wonder how the court is trying to use her. ^ She can't do anything but avoid spotlight. They wouldn't let her do anything else.


Title: Re: News and Photos of the Japanese RF
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 28, 2015, 03:55:56 am


Japan's Princess Kako Delivers Her First Speech – in Sign Language!
http://www.people.com/people/package/article/0,,20395222_20955639,00.html


Title: Re: News and Photos of the Japanese RF
Post by: Countess of Holland on September 28, 2015, 11:27:12 am
The article does have a one massive flaw..Princess Kako is not second in line for the throne. Women have no right on the throne in Japan. And if they had, she would be way down the line after her uncle the Crown Prince, his daughter, her own father Nakishino, her younger brother and her older sister.


Title: Re: News and Photos of the Japanese RF
Post by: YooperModerator on September 28, 2015, 02:32:46 pm
^^Very impressive and shows a true spirit of understanding and willingness to be of service to others, I believe.


Title: Re: News and Photos of the Japanese RF
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 17, 2017, 09:11:32 pm
Japanese Princess Mako set to marry 'Prince of the Sea'

Japan's Princess Mako is giving up her royal status -- all in the name of love.

The groom-to-be is a prince himself ... of sorts.
The Imperial Household tells CNN plans are underway for the 25-year-old princess, granddaughter of Emperor Akihito, to become engaged to Kei Komuro, also 25, a law firm worker and graduate student who once starred in a tourism campaign as "Prince of the Sea."
The couple met five years ago as students at the International Christian University in Tokyo, Japan's national broadcaster NHK reported.
It was while in university that Komuro played the "Prince of the Sea" in a beach tourism campaign for the city of Fujisawa, south of Tokyo.
http://edition.cnn.com/2017/05/17/asia/japan-princess-mako-getting-married/


Title: Re: News and Photos of the Japanese RF
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 17, 2017, 09:33:21 pm
Giving up her royal status is something that would have happened in the event of any marriage anyway. All the princesses are groomed for a mainstream life and I do believe that she will in fact be incredibly happy. It'll be a completely dignified wedding and she'll go on to a freer life.


Title: Re: News and Photos of the Japanese RF
Post by: HRHOlya on February 24, 2018, 11:04:50 am
"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.

The Imperial Household Agency’s said Tuesday that the princess and law firm worker Kei Komuro, both 26, will wait until 2020, citing “lack of preparation.”

She is not the first female member of the Imperial family to postpone marriage-related ceremonies, but most of her predecessors made their decisions amid extraordinary circumstances such as natural disasters.

Sayako Kuroda — the former Princess Nori, the only daughter of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko — was supposed to announce her engagement in November 2004. However, she postponed it to Dec. 18 after a powerful earthquake hit Niigata Prefecture in October, killing 40 people and forcing more than 100,000 others to be evacuated to shelters. After Princess Takamatsu, an aunt of the Emperor, passed away on Dec. 18, the announcement was further pushed back to Dec. 30, after her funeral.

Following last year’s torrential rains in Kyushu, the Imperial Household Agency also delayed the announcement of Princess Mako and Komuro’s engagement, which was originally scheduled for July 8, 2017, by around two months.

But the unprecedented delay of their wedding ceremony has left many people perturbed, as it has hindered preparation for the ceremony, which had been set to take place on Nov. 4 at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo.

The princess and Komuro had planned to become formally engaged on March 4 in a traditional court ceremony called Nosai no Gi.

The delay comes as news of Komuro’s financial troubles began appearing in tabloids. The weekly magazine Shukan Josei reported in December that Komuro’s mother had borrowed more than ¥4 million from her former partner and hadn’t returned the money yet. The report suggested she had used the money for living expenses and to cover her son’s tuition and expenses for studying abroad. The news also has made headlines this year in the weekly magazines Shukan Shincho and Shukan Bunshun.

The magazines also reported that Komuro’s father died when Komuro was an elementary school student, and that his mother relied on her then-boyfriend for financial support.

The articles said that after breaking off the relationship, the man issued a written document demanding that Komuro’s mother pay him back. The article said she refused, claiming she had received the money as a gift.

The tabloid reports have sparked concerns over the man the princess has chosen to marry, calling into question whether they will tie the knot.

Agency official Takaharu Kachi, however, said that the intention of the two to get married has not changed and that the decision to postpone the marriage was not related to the tabloid magazine reports on financial issues surrounding Komuro’s family.

Another agency official, Shinichiro Yamamoto, said, “It’s the couple’s decision whether to marry, and we are not in a position to comment on family troubles.”

However, a third agency official said the negative reports regarding Komuro have been destroying the festive mood, and “We need to wait until things calm down.”

Another senior agency official said the postponement should be seen in a positive light: “If there is any trouble, it should be resolved, and then the two should get married. Time can be used to further strengthen their bonds.” "

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/02/07/national/tabloids-say-possible-family-financial-troubles-linked-princess-makos-fiance-behind-marriage-delay/


Title: Re: News and Photos of the Japanese RF
Post by: beline on February 24, 2018, 02:55:46 pm
Poor Princess Mako. She looked so happy during her engagement interview, saying she was looking forward to be married and create a home full of joy and smiles (her terms).
 Now it looks like she won't make it to the altar anytime soon and in any case, not with Kei Komuro.


Title: Re: News and Photos of the Japanese RF
Post by: HRHOlya on February 24, 2018, 06:02:32 pm
The Imperial Household agency is bat shyte crazy, no wonder the crown princess had a nervous breakdown, they are totally nuts! Makes the Brits look über modern in comparison :- It's like the IHA owns the family!!  :-

Is Princess Mako of Japan’s wedding officially off?

[...] Upon the announcement in early February, many began to wonder if the wedding would indeed ever take place. According to a new report by The Times, the postponement was a planned “phased break-up” that was “designed to avoid loss of face.”

A source in Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe’s office said to magazine Shukan Gendai, “This is a cancellation…Kei will be urged to ‘voluntarily withdraw’.” They added that this would take place around the Emperor’s abdication next year.

Jeff Kingston of Tokyo’s Temple University remarked, “The IHA does not let the royals make decisions because they are symbols. And as symbols, they should be unblemished. Kei Komuro is seen as a blemish.”

The reason for the end of the engagement? As had been rumoured earlier this month, it is claimed that it surrounds Kei’s lack of disclosing his family’s financial situation to Mako’s father, Prince Akishino after rumours began circulating. As Princess Mako would no longer be a member of the Imperial Family, Kei, who has worked as a legal assistant, would be expected to support his wife and family.

Shukan Gendai also reported that Kei met Mako’s father six times after the financial rumours began circulating. Kei reportedly told the Prince that he did not know about any financial problems of his mother and the claim against her. This was later proved to be untrue.

His financial situation has been the subject of rumours for months including a claim that his mother owed her former partner £29,000 for the latter funding Kei’s university education.

The Times was told by a veteran royal journalist that is Kei was expecting to receive money from Mako, then he was mistaken, and it was “totally wrong.” Additionally, Princess Mako would receive 150 million yen of taxpayer money; however, this was to “cover security and to retain Mako’s dignity as an ex-member of the imperial family.”

The Imperial Household of Japan was quoted in the magazine saying that this amounts to “marriage fraud.” "

http://royalcentral.co.uk/international/japan/is-princess-mako-of-japans-wedding-officially-off-96871



Money worries spell the end for Princess Mako of Japan’s engagement

When the eldest grandchild of Emperor Akihito announced her engagement to a commoner last year her fiancé introduced himself to the world as “a simple man, probably on the dull side”.

When Princess Mako unexpectedly postponed their betrothal ceremony this month citing a “lack of preparation”, the Japanese public began to wonder if Kei Komuro was more colourful than he had claimed. [...] "

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/money-worries-may-spell-the-end-for-japanese-princess-s-engagement-c3cfk77hc


Title: Re: News and Photos of the Japanese RF
Post by: Alexandrine on February 24, 2018, 07:13:36 pm
I am surprised akishino let her daughter engagement knowing what would happen. Or he thinks they wouldnt find out.


Title: Re: News and Photos of the Japanese RF
Post by: HRHOlya on February 24, 2018, 09:19:19 pm
Who knows what they were thinking, but the money his mother (not even he himself!!) borrowed and owes to her ex-husband, namely his father I suppose(?), isn't all that much, ca. 40,000 US$. The imperial family could have made this go away quietly and settled the debt. Also, she used the money for her son's education and apparently to keep a roof over her head and food on the table, so hardly drugs, gambling or designer gear/ shopping. Or should I saytheir son's education, seems the father could more or less easily spare the money if he was able and willing to lend it, and as it's his child's education it shouldn't be handled as if some bank is owed this pittance (I say pittance, as it certainly is a pittance for someone like the imperial family). I'm not saying the father should pony up or whatever, it is between them how they handle money and debt and their relationship, but it is "internal" and hardly "official" (shark loan, bank etc etc).
I find this beyond ridiculous.


Title: Re: News and Photos of the Japanese RF
Post by: Fly on the wall on February 24, 2018, 10:09:23 pm
they just didn't want Princess Mako to marry Kei Komuro


Title: Re: News and Photos of the Japanese RF
Post by: Kuei Fei on February 24, 2018, 10:21:37 pm
The IHA make the BRF courtiers look like bunny rabbits.


Title: Re: News and Photos of the Japanese RF
Post by: HRHOlya on February 24, 2018, 10:33:35 pm
^ This made me laugh! Seriously, they have no idea how good they have it, moaning Myrtle Bill & Harry and all the others should get their heads out of their a*ses and get real for once.
They not only have it better than the average Joe, even some of their peers have a totally shyte life thanks to antiquated rules etc.

^^ Considering how strict, fanatical and crazy the IHA is, this little debt and this story could be true to a T. On the other hand it is possible they don't like Kei and wanted to get rid of him by hook or crook, but they should have seen to it before the engagement.

Anyway, what does it matter to them really anyway, she's "just" a woman and once married, out forever and a private citizen, hardly a "blemish" then on the "holy" and "Godly" "Imperial" family.

The IHA is in the dark ages and refuses to see the light, that's what's up. Crazy, I just can't get over it :- :o :sly:
I have read how crazy and antiquated they are, but never dug too deeply in and this just has me super shocked!!


Title: Re: News and Photos of the Japanese RF
Post by: Rosella on February 24, 2018, 10:39:31 pm
It didn't surprise me. Knowing how under the thumb most members of the Imperial Family, even the Emperor, are, then as soon as there was movement in the press about the fiance's mother, I thought he's done for. The Imperial Household Agency won't stand for it. Look at the way the Crown Princess has been treated and viewed over the years.


Title: Re: News and Photos of the Japanese RF
Post by: Kuei Fei on February 24, 2018, 10:55:20 pm
^ This made me laugh! Seriously, they have no idea how good they have it, moaning Myrtle Bill & Harry and all the others should get their heads out of their a*ses and get real for once.
They not only have it better than the average Joe, even some of their peers have a totally shyte life thanks to antiquated rules etc.

Gratitude is not a strong point of the BRF; even now the courtiers are blamed by the BRF for all their 'miseries.'

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^^ Considering how strict, fanatical and crazy the IHA is, this little debt and this story could be true to a T. On the other hand it is possible they don't like Kei and wanted to get rid of him by hook or crook, but they should have seen to it before the engagement.

Anyway, what does it matter to them really anyway, she's "just" a woman and once married, out forever and a private citizen, hardly a "blemish" then on the "holy" and "Godly" "Imperial" family.

The IHA is in the dark ages and refuses to see the light, that's what's up. Crazy, I just can't get over it :- :o :sly:
I have read how crazy and antiquated they are, but never dug too deeply in and this just has me super shocked!!

I do think this is kind of how the JRF has managed to survive though; the courtiers have admittedly worked hard at making sure that the JRF does not end up like so many other monarchies with their attendant scandals.


Title: Re: News and Photos of the Japanese RF
Post by: HRHOlya on February 24, 2018, 11:14:28 pm
Yeah, that is true. Certainly no drug scandals or any other kind of scandals many houses of today have had.


Title: Re: News and Photos of the Japanese RF
Post by: Kuei Fei on February 24, 2018, 11:24:55 pm
I do think that if there is a mess financially, then it's best to call this off rather than continue and have the princess burdened with a husband who has messy finances. I do know that it's not romantic, but it's better this way. I don't think the IHA is cruel in this instance, but brutally pragmatic. If this is just a way to sabotage happiness, I daresay that the IHA are showing their sadism again. I do think that the BRF courtiers should be shown more appreciation for their hard work that they do; as far as I'm able to see, the courtiers only want their royals to be royal and basically I do not think that keeping clean friendships makes a person uptight. I read that during WWII the Japanese courtiers did not allow the Imperial Family to eat luxury foods and the Emperor at the same food as the soldiers at the front did.


Title: Re: News and Photos of the Japanese RF
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on February 25, 2018, 05:30:11 am
Shesh! If only they had looked into all of this before an engagement was officially announced.


Title: Re: News and Photos of the Japanese RF
Post by: HRHOlya on February 25, 2018, 01:10:12 pm
I wouldn't call this financially irresponsible or a financial mess. It is akin to a student loan, only Kei's mother borrowed the money from her ex-husband, I suppose it's Kei's father. And the sum is fairly small, esp compared to many other student loans in other countries. She didn't borrow the money to feed her or Kei's addiction or whatever, it's so he could go study. Again, it is utterly ridiculous.
The highlight would be if Mako and Kei eloped. The IHA can shove it!!


Title: Re: News and Photos of the Japanese RF
Post by: Alexandrine on February 25, 2018, 08:15:21 pm
I understood it was not Kei father.

This may have been played by the RF because they dont want her to marry him. Or by the heir to make Akishino look bad. Or by Akishino because he doesnt want the daughter to marry and lose the rf lifestyle.



Title: Re: News and Photos of the Japanese RF
Post by: HRHOlya on April 13, 2018, 06:46:29 pm
Throne to be moved to Tokyo from Kyoto in Aug for next year's accession

TOKYO

The Imperial Household Agency is arranging to transport by land the huge Takamikura throne to Tokyo from Kyoto around August ahead of next year's ceremony to mark Crown Prince Naruhito's accession to the Chrysanthemum Throne, senior agency officials said Friday.

The 8-ton, 6.5-meter-high canopied throne is expected to be transported by a private company and undergo repairs at the Imperial Palace for the Oct 22 state ritual next year, when the new emperor will ascend to the structure's elevated dais to proclaim his enthronement and receive the felicitations of representatives from home and abroad.

The ceremony will be the key event among a number of enthronement rites to be held in 2019 for the crown prince, 58, who will succeed to the throne the day after Emperor Akihito abdicates on April 30.

The abdication was arranged after the 84-year-old emperor expressed his wish to step down due to his advanced age and weakening health. He will be the first Japanese monarch to relinquish the throne in more than 200 years.

The throne's design is said to represent the mythological descent to Earth of Ninigi, grandson of the sun goddess Amaterasu, to rule over the Japanese archipelago.

Crown Prince Naruhito will be the 126th emperor in the world's oldest hereditary monarchy, believed to stretch back more than 2,600 years, including legendary figures whose existence is disputed.

Past emperors have ascended to the Takamikura throne during their enthronement rites, with use of the throne believed to have begun in the eighth century.

[....]

https://japantoday.com/category/national/throne-to-be-moved-to-tokyo-from-kyoto-in-aug.-ahead-of-accession

pics

https://cdn4.i-scmp.com/sites/default/files/styles/landscape/public/images/methode/2017/07/07/7fedeeac-6242-11e7-badc-596de3df2027_1280x720_190450.jpg?itok=Ygkqj3g7

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Title: Re: News and Photos of the Japanese RF
Post by: HRHOlya on June 06, 2018, 03:44:24 pm
¡La nueva princesa de Eton! Aiko de Japón sigue los pasos de los príncipes Guillermo y Harry

La única hija del futuro emperador va a cursar un programa de verano en este prestigioso colegio cercano al Castillo de Windsor

https://www.hola.com/realeza/20180606125227/aiko-japon-estudios-eton/

Aiko to spend a few weeks this summer (end of July and majority of August) at Eton to learn about British culture. She'll board with other students (her 1st time away from home; and 1st time boarding with other students).


Title: Re: News and Photos of the Japanese RF
Post by: leogirl on June 08, 2018, 05:58:40 am
How neat for her!  :flower:


Title: Re: News and Photos of the Japanese RF
Post by: HRHOlya on June 11, 2018, 02:21:36 pm
Crown prince, princess celebrate silver anniv. ahead of enthronement

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Crown Prince Naruhito, on the occasion of his 25th wedding anniversary Saturday, expressed resolve to "firmly play the role of emperor as the symbol (of the state) as stipulated in the current Constitution" ahead of his enthronement next May 1.

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https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20180609/p2g/00m/0dm/043000c



Title: Re: News and Photos of the Japanese RF
Post by: HRHOlya on July 02, 2018, 11:09:39 pm
The Imperial Household Agency announced that Princess Ayako, the youngest daughter of Emperor Akihito's late cousin got informally engaged to Kei Moriya. On July 2, 2018, Princess Ayako of Takamado and her fiance Kei Moriya attend a press conference on their engagement at the Imperial Household Agency in Tokyo. The couple will officially mark their engagement on August 12, and wed at Tokyo's Meiji Jingu shrine on October 29. After the princess married Kei Moriya, she will leave the Imperial Household according to the Imperial House Act and will lose the title of Princess.

https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-yPdTLBRSB-4/WzpvlIcq5-I/AAAAAAABxDs/KLPKXlWgt68_fbpxSFygl-X23dYerorpgCLcBGAs/s600/Japan-Princess-1.jpg

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https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Pq4bqXJUDwg/WzpvlyMSLFI/AAAAAAABxD4/sfSEr0lOD7wHXgytiGJlsYqxypPs-ZWjgCLcBGAs/s600/Japan-Princess-4.jpg

https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-EkuDdmPelr0/WzpvmJu3p9I/AAAAAAABxD8/bNJCrgeF7uUQMV0Qt9z7HVq0BMKTHXkwgCLcBGAs/s600/Japan-Princess-5.jpg

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ZNrf14R_YuU/Wzpvmp7aplI/AAAAAAABxEA/cmaS2VW9OWggVVin_nd-UKDxBGEKfFjRACLcBGAs/s600/Japan-Princess-6.jpg


Title: Re: News and Photos of the Japanese RF
Post by: Rosella on July 02, 2018, 11:45:02 pm
They are a goodlooking young couple who look very very happy. Congrats to them.


Title: Re: News and Photos of the Japanese RF
Post by: HRHOlya on July 23, 2018, 03:00:18 pm
He’s Supposed to Marry a Japanese Princess. Just Don’t Call Him Her Fiancé.

TOKYO — Ordinarily, Fordham University Law School in New York does not publicize an incoming student who is about to matriculate.

But Kei Komuro is no ordinary student. He is the fiancé of Princess Mako, the eldest grandchild of Japan’s Emperor Akihito, head of the world’s oldest monarchy.

Or is he?

On Thursday, in response to a request by Japan’s Imperial Household Agency, which oversees the ceremonial functions and protocols of the royal family, Fordham removed a phrase from a news release that had trumpeted Mr. Komuro, a paralegal in Tokyo, as the “fiancé of Princess Mako of Japan.”

As demonstrated by the recent wedding of Prince Harry of Britain and Meghan Markle, a biracial, divorced American, any commoner who marries into a royal family is subjected to intense scrutiny.

The relationship of Mr. Komuro and Princess Mako, a 26-year-old doctoral student at International Christian University in Tokyo, where the couple first met as undergraduates, was at first celebrated when the pair came out publicly in May of last year.

But public opinion curdled late last year when several tabloid magazines reported that Mr. Komuro’s mother had borrowed 4 million yen, or about $36,000, from an ex-boyfriend and then failed to repay it.

Shortly after the reports surfaced, the Imperial Household Agency announced that Mr. Komuro and the princess, the niece of Crown Prince Naruhito, who will ascend to the throne when his father abdicates next spring, would postpone their wedding, originally scheduled for this fall, to 2020. That has fueled speculation that the relationship may be on the rocks.

The agency, which closely guards every tradition associated with the royal family, also indefinitely delayed a formal royal engagement ceremony, known as Nosai no Gi, for the princess and Mr. Komuro.

So when Fordham, in announcing that Mr. Komuro would embark on a master’s degree in law on a full scholarship in August, described him as the princess’s fiancé, the designation ruffled the Imperial Household Agency.

Mr. Komuro “does not have the status of being engaged and therefore is not a fiancé,” an agency spokesman told reporters this week in Tokyo.


In a statement, Fordham Law said it had decided to amend the news release after consulting with both the agency and Mr. Komuro.

“Out of respect for the long traditions and practices of the Imperial Household Agency, we decided to remove the word ‘fiancé’ from the announcement because the betrothal ceremony has not yet been held,” it said.

Japanese tabloids speculated that either the Imperial Household Agency had nudged Mr. Komuro out of the country or that he had decided to flee to the United States to escape continuous prying by the news media. Commentators on social media were swift to criticize Mr. Komuro’s motives.


On Twitter, @momimojiko suggested that Mr. Komuro had used his connection to Princess Mako to gain admission and a scholarship from Fordham and its prestigious law school.

“He will betray us again and again in the future,” @momimojiko wrote. “The engagement should be canceled immediately, like tomorrow.”

[...]

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/20/world/asia/princess-mako-fiance-fordham.html

The IHA is evil.

The Winds could do with some whipping like this though. The IHA needs to lessen their hold of terror and the grey men need to step up.