5 Things to know about Japan's emperor and
The Seattle Times5 Things to know about Japan's emperor and imperial familyThe Seattle TimesThose plans were dropped after Princess Kiko, the wife of Akihito's second son, Prince Akishino, gave birth to a son, who can inherit the throne. The Imperial couple's third child, Princess Sayako, became Sayako Kuroda when she married a commoner in ...Emperor Akihito: A life in the service of healing and peaceThe Japan TimesJapan's Emperor Indicates He Is Ready to Step DownBloombergJapan's emperor suggests he may abdicateThe Boston Globeall 651 news articles »
Posted on 8 August 2016 | 10:27 pm
All you need to know about Japan's Crown
South China Morning PostAll you need to know about Japan's Crown Prince NaruhitoSouth China Morning PostUnlike his father, who grew up away from his parents in line with imperial family custom, the crown prince, his younger brother Prince Akishino and younger sister Sayako Kuroda, formerly Princess Sayako who left the imperial household after her ...Emperor Akihito announces he plans to abdicateRoyal Centralall 161 news articles »
Posted on 13 July 2016 | 6:07 pm
An Imperial Princess for the Twenty-First
An Imperial Princess for the Twenty-First CenturyNippon.comBut I am convinced she has also benefited greatly from the example of other women close to her, modeling her behavior after such paragons of good breeding as her grandmother, Empress Michiko; her aunt, Kuroda Sayako; and her elder sister, Princess ...
Posted on 21 May 2015 | 5:35 pm
Princess Noriko Leaves Title for Love in
World Religion NewsPrincess Noriko Leaves Title for Love in Marriage to Shinto PriestWorld Religion News... occurred between Japanese Princess Noriko and senior Shinto priest Kunimaro Senge in a traditional Shinto ceremony. This is the first time that a female member of the royal family has been married since Princess Sayako married Yoshiki Kuroda in 2005.
Posted on 15 October 2014 | 6:01 pm
Princess Noriko marries son of Izumo Taisha
The Japan TimesPrincess Noriko marries son of Izumo Taisha priest, relinquishes royal statusThe Japan TimesIt was the first marriage involving an Imperial family member since the Emperor's daughter, Princess Sayako, married an official of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government in 2005. She is now known as Sayako Kuroda. After the ceremony, Senge told reporters, ...and more »
Posted on 4 October 2014 | 11:32 pm
Princess weds priest in Shinto ceremony at
The last time a female member of the imperial family married was in 2005 when Princess Sayako, the only daughter of Emperor ... Senge is the eldest son of the chief priest at Izumo Taisha. The wedding ceremony was conducted by Senge's uncle, Nagahiko ...
Posted on 4 October 2014 | 9:54 pm
Japanese Princess to marry son of shrine
The wedding will take place at the Izumo shrine. The wedding will be the first involving a member of the imperial family since 2005, when Princess Sayako, the daughter of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, got married.
Posted on 27 May 2014 | 12:53 pm
Wedding Bells to Ring for Japanese Princess
The last royal wedding was in 2005 when Princess Sayako, the daughter of Emperor Akihito, married Yoshiki Kuroda, a civil servant. As required by Imperial House Law, Princess Noriko will exit the Imperial House upon marrying. With only three princes in ...
Posted on 26 May 2014 | 1:00 am
Marriage makes Japanese Princess a commoner
Princess Sayako, the only daughter of Japan's Emperor Akihito, has wed a commoner in a private ceremony, losing her privileged status as a member of the imperial family. Princess Sayako wore a simple, full-length white silk dress and pearls. She walked ...
Posted on 15 November 2005 | 7:26 am
A royal bride marries - and quits work
TOKYO — When Princess Sayako of Japan marries a middle-aged Tokyo city bureaucrat of average means Tuesday, she will lose her royal status and be thrust into the role of an ordinary woman. Far from the fairy-tale extravaganza one might expect for the ...
Posted on 14 November 2005 | 8:00 am