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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]

Japan

Empress Michiko – A fairytale gone wrong

The future Empress of Japan was born as Michiko Shōda as the daughter of Hidesaburō Shōda and Fumiko Soejima on 20 October 1934 at the University of Tokyo Hospital. She was the second of four children. She received a solid education, a combination of traditional and Western, and learned to speak English. She attended the [read more]