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A look at Japan’s Princess Mako

Princess Mako of Akishino was born on 23 October 1991 at the Imperial Household Agency Hospital in Tokyo as the eldest daughter of Prince Fumihito and Princess Kiko, now Crown Prince and Princess of Japan. She has a younger sister named Princess Kako and a younger brother Prince Hisahito. Embed from Getty Images She was [read more]

Aiko Princess Toshi

No empress for Japan despite a lack of heirs

Japan has ruled out allowing a woman to ascend the Imperial throne despite a lack of male heirs and widespread popular support for a female ruler. The government panel working to solve the succession crisis will not even consider allowing women to reign. Under the Imperial Household Law, only men can ascend the throne. The [read more]