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Princess Ayako married commoner Kei Moriya on Monday at a traditional ceremony at Tokyo’s Meiji Shrine, to become the latest female royal to leave Japan’s imperial family.

Princess Ayako gives up royal status to marry commoner

Princess Ayako married commoner Kei Moriya on Monday at a traditional ceremony at Tokyo’s Meiji Shrine, to become the latest female royal to leave Japan’s imperial family.

Japan’s Royal Family visits Russia first time since 1916

Japan’s Princess Takamado was seen by a Reuters witness in the Russian city of Saransk, where she will watch her national team compete in the soccer World Cup later on Tuesday.

Donald Trump salute to North Korean general sparks controversy

US President Donald Trump drew criticism Thursday after footage emerged of him saluting a North Korean general while the totalitarian communist nation’s leader Kim Jong Un looked on.

Japan’s Princess Mako calls off wedding with commoner

Japan’s Princess Mako has postponed her wedding to her college sweetheart until 2020, with speculations it was linked to the money trouble of the fiance’s mother.

The Economist highlights key global themes to watch for this year

The World in 2018, the annual publication from The Economist, predicts that this year will be a nerve-jangling year as people across the world attempt to escape the tensions of politics and the frenzies of technology.

Japan’s Emperor Akihito gives abdication notice

Japan’s Emperor Akihito will step down on April 30, 2019 for health and age reasons, the prime minister Shinzo Abe announced Friday.

Donald Trump meets with Japan’s Emperor Akihito

US President Donald Trump did not bow when he met Japan’s emperor on Monday. Instead, Trump stooped and slightly tilted his head as a gesture of respect to the 83-year-old leader.

Philippines’ Rodrigo Duterte ‘to limit mouth’ in Japan emperor meet

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday pledged to "limit my mouth" in a meeting with Japan's revered Emperor Akihito this week following previous concerns in Tokyo the profanity-prone leader would spark diplomatic tensions.

Japan’s Emperor Akihito abdication set for March 2019

Japan's Emperor Akihito will step down on March 31, 2019, a report said Friday, the first imperial retirement in more than two centuries.

Japan’s princess dumps royalty to marry commoner

A Japanese princess has forfeited the privileges of royalty to marry her heartthrob, a commoner. She also thus becomes a commoner henceforth.

Britain’s May visits Japan with eye on Brexit fears

British Prime Minister Theresa May arrived in Japan on an official visit Wednesday with an eye to soothing Brexit fears and pushing ahead on early free-trade talks with the world's number three economy.

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