Empress Michiko: The Times and Trials of the
Empress Michiko: The Times and Trials of the Emperor's Devoted ConsortNippon.comHer daughter, Princess Nori (Sayako), stayed with her constantly and supported her in her everyday life, And she received countless messages of encouragement and senbazuru, sets of a thousand origami cranes that people folded and strung for her.and more »
Posted on 9 March 2017 | 4:09 pm
Government preparing for Emperor Akihito's
Royal CentralGovernment preparing for Emperor Akihito's abdication in 2018Royal CentralThey went on to have three children, Naruhito, Crown Prince of Japan (born 1960), Fumihito, Prince Akishino (born 1965) and Mrs. Sayako Kuroda (born 1969, formerly known as The Princess Nori). They have four grandchildren, three granddaughters and ...and more »
Posted on 19 October 2016 | 6:14 am
Emperor Akihito: A life in the service of
The Japan TimesEmperor Akihito: A life in the service of healing and peaceThe Japan TimesThe Imperial Couple have three children — Crown Prince Naruhito, Prince Akishino and Princess Sayako, who became Sayako Kuroda when she married a commoner in 2005 and left the Imperial family. Their four grandchildren are Princess Aiko, the only ...5 Things to know about Japan's emperor and imperial familyThe Seattle 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 | 2:01 am
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 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