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The words of Empress Masako

"From Diplomat to the Imperial Family - Memorable Words of Masako(外交官から皇室へ 記憶に残る雅子さまのお言葉)" produced by " Prime Online" is a video created to commemorate the "celebration ceremony" of the parade celebrating the throne of the Emperor.
This movie allows you to see the words and career of the Emperor and Empress of Japan.

The celebration ceremony, held on November 10, 2019 (the first year of Reiwa), attracted the attention of many people, both in Japan and overseas.
In this article, I would like to introduce the history and words of Empress Masako.

Who is Empress Masako??

Empress Masako's former name is Masako Owada. She was born at a hospital in Toranomon, Minato Ward, Tokyo.
After living in Russia and the United States, she attended Harvard University and worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for six years.
Later, she met Crown Prince Naruhito and they married. She was 29 years old at the time.
After marrying, she became Crown Princess and has been active in public affairs until now.

In 2019 (Heisei 31), Emperor Akihito, abdicated from rule and Naruhito was enthroned by the Emperor.
The medals are the first prize of the medals, and the emblem / symbol mark used by the Japanese royal family for personal items is Hamanas.
In November of 2019 (the first year of Reiwa), celebrations of the throne of the emperor, such as the “national celebration of the throne of the emperor” and the “celebration ceremony” were held.
"Arashi"and the blind pianist "Nobuyuki Tsujii"performed the celebration songs.

A Collection of the Words of Emiko Masako

The video introduces many words that Masako has bestowed upon the Japanese people. You can watch a valuable press conference about her engagement with Naruhito before her marriage while studying at Oxford University in the United Kingdom, from 0:11 in the video.
Here, the words of Prince Naruhito when proposing to Masako are stated.
You can also watch the parade, a marriage ceremony held on June 9, 1993, at 0:34.

You can watch Masako's 33rd birthday interview from 1:14, 34th from 1:34, and 35th from 2:10.
At a 34-year-old press conference, she expressed her thoughts on the happiness of the people.

As you can see from 2:26, the Imperial Household Agency announced the possibility of pregnancy in 2001, and Aiko was born.
In 2002, the first meeting after Aiko's birth was held, and words of joy were expressed, and Naruhito gently strokes Masako's back while filled with tears.
You can see this from 3:00 the video.

As you can see at 3:51 in the video, Masako was diagnosed with a maladaptive disorder in 2004, and has been undergoing treatment since.

In addition, it introduces interviews during her visit to New Zealand and Australia, her impressions of her 55th birthday in 2018, and remarks from various eras.
The video closes with footage of the “New Year Celebration Ceremony”, which was held after the Imperial Palace Festival in 2019.

Summary of This Article

"From the diplomats to the imperial family - Masako's memorable words" produced by " Prime Online" is a video commemorating the parade celebrating the throne of the Emperor.
Masako's words from each era will are introduced and you will be impressed by Masako's character.

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Last Updated : Sep. 15, 2020
鈴木 正孝(Masataka Suzuki)
A writer born and raised in Asakusa, Tokyo who loves traveling and novels
Empress Masako - A Look Back on Her Words From Her Time in Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the Present Day in One Captivating Video
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