www.xinhuanet.com
XINHUA online
CHINA VIEW
VIEW CHINA
 Breaking News URGENT: IAEA receives letter from Iran confirming uranium suspension    Urgent: Iran agrees to fully suspend uranium enrichment: diplomats    Urgent: Abu Mazen escapes assassination in Gaza     Urgent: PLO chief Abbas arrives in Gaza    Palestinians decide to hold presidential elections on Jan. 9     Over 1000 insurgents killed as massive assault on Iraq's Fallujah ends: official    
Home  
China  
World  
Business  
Technology  
Opinion  
Culture/Edu  
Sports  
Entertainment  
Metrolife  
Travel  
Weather  
  About China
  Map
  History
  Constitution
  CPC & Other Parties
  State Organs
  Local Leadership
  White Papers
  Statistics
  Major Projects
  English Websites
  BizChina
- Conferences & Exhibitions
- Investment
- Bidding
- Enterprises
- Policy update
- Technological & Economic Development Zones

   News Photos Voice People BizChina Feature About us   
Preparation underway for marriage of Japanese princess
www.chinaview.cn 2004-11-15 10:57:54

Japanese Princess Sayako would be married next spring with a Tokyo metropolitan government employee Yoshiki Kuroda.
Japanese Princess Sayako would be married next spring with a Tokyo metropolitan government employee Yoshiki Kuroda. (Photo: Xinhua)
     TOKYO, Nov. 15 (Xinhuanet) -- Preparation for the marriage of Japanese Princess Sayako, the 35-year-old daughter of Emperor Akihito, and Yoshiki Kuroda, a Tokyo metropolitan government employee, started in full swing at the Imperial Household Agency on Monday, a day after news broke about their engagement.

    According to Kyodo News, many Imperial Household Agency officials did not know about the engagement, which was a closely-guarded secret, until the Asahi Shimbun broke the story on Sunday, prompting the agency to make an announcement before the intended time.

    At a press conference Sunday, Shingo Haketa, vice-grand stewardof the Imperial Household Agency, said an official announcement will be made in late December in line with the wishes of the princess, popularly known as Princess Nori, and Kuroda, 39.

    The royal wedding is expected to take place early next year. Under the Imperial Household Law, Princess Nori will give up her royal title after marriage.

    According to the agency, the engagement announcement had been intended for earlier this month, but was postponed out of consideration for the victims of earthquakes that struck north Japan's Niigata Prefecture on Oct. 23.  Enditem

  Related Story
Copyright ©2003 Xinhua News Agency. All rights reserved.
Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.