Japanese Crown Princess Masako waves as she enters the Imperial Palace in Tokyo to attend an event celebrating Emperor Akihito’s 85th birthday on December 23, 2018. Photo: Kyodo

Japan’s new empress is back in the spotlight as her husband prepares to ascend to the throne

  • For the past 15 years, Crown Princess Masako has been battling a stress-related illness and often shied away from public engagements
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Japanese Crown Princess Masako waves as she enters the Imperial Palace in Tokyo to attend an event celebrating Emperor Akihito’s 85th birthday on December 23, 2018. Photo: Kyodo
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