This file photo taken on September 3, 2017 shows Japan’s Princess Mako (R), the eldest daughter of Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko, looking at her fiancée Kei Komuro (L), as they meet the media during a press conference to announce their engagement at the Akasaka East Residence in Tokyo. (Photo by Shizuo Kambayashi / POOL / AFP)

Japan’s Princess Mako marries after years of controversy

Tokyo (AFP) – Japan’s Princess Mako married her university sweetheart Kei Komuro on Tuesday, the Imperial Household Agency said, but proceedings were kept low-key following years of controversy. Since announcing their…

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Japan’s Emperor Naruhito, right, and Empress Masako observe a moment of silence during a ceremony to mark the 76th anniversary of Japan’s surrender in World War II at Budokan hall in Tokyo Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021. (Toru Hanai/Pool Photo via AP)

Japan marks 76th anniversary of WWII defeat

Japan marked the 76th anniversary of its World War II surrender on Sunday with a somber ceremony in which Prime Minister Yosihide Suga pledged for the tragedy of war to…

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Japan’s Emperor Naruhito pledges to work as symbol of the people

Japanese Emperor Naruhito formally took up his post on Wednesday a day after the abdication of his father, saying he felt a “sense of solemnity” but pledging to work as…

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