Japan's Empress Masako at the enthronement ceremony at Tokyo’s Imperial Palace in October 2019. Photo: Reuters Japan's Empress Masako at the enthronement ceremony at Tokyo’s Imperial Palace in October 2019. Photo: Reuters
Japan's Empress Masako at the enthronement ceremony at Tokyo’s Imperial Palace in October 2019. Photo: Reuters
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How Japan’s Empress Masako overcame the pressures of the throne – 5 things to know about the once-shy wife of Emperor Naruhito

Japan’s formerly reclusive Empress Masako has come a long away since marrying Emperor Naruhito in 1993

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Japan's Empress Masako at the enthronement ceremony at Tokyo’s Imperial Palace in October 2019. Photo: Reuters Japan's Empress Masako at the enthronement ceremony at Tokyo’s Imperial Palace in October 2019. Photo: Reuters
Japan's Empress Masako at the enthronement ceremony at Tokyo’s Imperial Palace in October 2019. Photo: Reuters
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