Japan’s Incredible Shrinking Royalty

RELATED STORY: Incredible Shrinking Japan The recent engagement of an imperial princess of Japan was the occasion for much handwringing in Japan over the family’s incredible shrinking ranks. In this instance, Princess Ayako, the daughter of a cousin of the current Emperor Akihito, agreed to marry a salaryman, Kei Moriya, who works for the shipping line Nippon Yusan KK.

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