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Posted on 8 July 2018 | 8:51 am
Imperial family ranks dwindling as marriages
CNNImperial family ranks dwindling as marriages take their tollAsahi ShimbunAyako's decision to marry a commoner makes her the third princess in the Heisei Era to do so. Princess Sayako, the only daughter of Akihito and Empress Michiko, became Sayako Kuroda on her marriage in late 2005 to Yoshiki Kuroda. As required by law, ...Princess Ayako introduces her future husband, a shipping employee, to JapanCNNall 42 news articles »
Posted on 3 July 2018 | 3:06 am
Japan's Princess Ayako to marry commoner –
RapplerJapan's Princess Ayako to marry commoner – reportRappler... to the Japan Times. Aside from Princess Ayako and Princess Mako, two other Japanese princesses had left the Imperial House to marry a commoner: Princess Nori (now Sayako Kuroda) and Princess Noriko (Noriko Senge). – Jee Y. Geronimo/Rappler.com.and more »
Posted on 28 June 2018 | 12:20 am
Japan's Princess Ayako Is Giving Up Her
W MagazineJapan's Princess Ayako Is Giving Up Her Royal Title to Marry a Commoner, Just Like Her Cousin Princess Mako Did ...W MagazineBefore that, Princess Mako's aunt, Princess Sayako — who is the Emperor's sole daughter — ditched her royal title and allowance to marry a commoner. Which is to say, Japan's monarchy has a pattern of outwards migration, something that is putting its ...Japanese Princess Ayako to wed commoner, renounce royal statusCGTN (press release)Princess Ayako's forthcoming engagement to shipping firm employee announced by Imperial Household AgencyThe Japan Timesall 53 news articles »
Posted on 26 June 2018 | 4:17 pm
Symbol of the state: Emperor, Empress shone
The MainichiSymbol of the state: Emperor, Empress shone light on sports for disabled in JapanThe MainichiPrince Akishino, then age 15, and Princess Nori (now Sayako Kuroda), then age 12, were also in attendance. Michio Yamazaki, 71, one of the event organizers, commented, "Their majesties came down from the stage and had good conversations with the ...
Posted on 22 June 2018 | 12:01 am
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