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  Marriage makes Japanese Princess a commoner. 15/11/2005. ABC News Online
Princess Sayako, the only daughter of Japan's Emperor Akihito, has wed a commoner in a private ceremony, losing her privileged status as a member of the imperial family.
Princess Sayako - known informally as Nori - may be the last princess to leave the royal family if the Government enacts proposed legal changes that would give women the same right as men to inherit the throne and to retain their titles on marriage.
Princess Sayako has already given up her part-time job as a researcher at an ornithology centre in Chiba, near Tokyo, possibly to give herself more time to adjust to unfamiliar chores.
www.abc.net.au /news/newsitems/200511/s1507511.htm   (765 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Japanese princess weds commoner
The princess and Mr Kuroda, who is a descendant of Japan's now-abolished aristocracy, were childhood acquaintances, but their romance began two years ago at a tennis party thrown by one of Sayako's brothers.
Princess Sayako will lose her royal allowance, but this is eased by a $1.2m dowry from the state.
Sayako's aunt, Takako Shimazu, was the last princess to lose her royal status when she married a commoner in March 1960.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/asia-pacific/4437386.stm   (465 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Japanese princess gives up title to marry commoner   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Thousands of well-wishers cheered 36-year-old Princess Sayako as she was driven from the palace grounds to the Imperial Hotel, where she married Yoshiki Kuroda, a Tokyo city employee, in a low-key ceremony.
Sayako referred to the radical change in her life in a statement released after the ceremony, in which she said her father had told her their relationship would remain unchanged and urged her to respect her husband and his work.
Sayako and Kuroda were childhood acquaintances, but their romance began two years ago at a tennis party thrown by Prince Akishino, one of Sayako's brothers.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2005-11-15-japan-wedding_x.htm   (666 words)

  
 Japanese princess sacrifices title for love - World - theage.com.au
PRINCESS Sayako, the only daughter of Japan's emperor Akihito, wed a commoner in a private ceremony at a Tokyo hotel yesterday, in the process abandoning her privileged status as a member of the imperial family.
She may be the last princess to leave the royal family if the Government enacts legal changes to give women the same right as men to inherit the throne and to retain titles on marriage.
The princess, known informally as Nori, wore a kimono belonging to her mother, empress Michiko, 71, at the reception later in the afternoon.
www.theage.com.au /articles/2005/11/15/1132016796082.html   (895 words)

  
 Princess Sayako Is About To Get Married - Royal Blue Forums   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Princess Sayako's sister-in-law, Princess Masako, who is married to the heir to the throne, is under immense pressure to produce a baby boy who could inherit the title after his father.
Princess Sayako and Kuroda are both in their 30s, but engagements in that age group is not at unusual these days.
Princess Sayako, Kuroda to be formally engaged in mid-March
forums.rbhq.net /showthread.php?t=2730   (3037 words)

  
 Kuna site|Story page|Japanese Princess Sayako marries, loses royal stat...11/15/2005
By wedding a commoner, Princess Sayako had to give up her status in the world's oldest monarchy as the Imperial House Law stipulates that a female member has to leave the imperial household if she marries a commoner.
Upon leaving the palace, the princess said in a statement that the empress had hugged her and said repeatedly "Everything is fine," while the emperor said their family ties would not change.
Princess Sayako, the youngest of the three children of the emperor and empress, was the last to marry.
www.kuna.net.kw /home/Story.aspx?Language=en&DSNO=787391   (424 words)

  
 Arguments over Princess Sayako's cash gift
Japan's Princess Sayako will receive $1.3 million of public money when she marries next month - but many claim the huge cash gift is "not enough".
The stunning princess is marrying Yoshiki Kuroda, 40, a civil servant, on November 15.
Sayako is said to be nervous about life outside the palace, where she has been spared the media attention directed at her sister-in-law, Masako, who is married to crown prince Naruhito, next in line to the throne.
people.monstersandcritics.com /royalwatch/printer_1053184.php   (216 words)

  
 washingtonpost.com: Japan's Princess to Get the Royal Boot
TOKYO, Dec. 16 -- Princess Sayako of Japan, the 35-year-old only daughter of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, will formally announce her engagement to a 39-year-old urban planner with the city of Tokyo this weekend, according to the Imperial Household Agency.
Sayako, the youngest offspring of the reigning emperor, is the last of his three children to marry -- a decision echoing the choices of many Japanese women who statistics show are remaining unmarried longer, opting to wed well into their thirties or older.
Sayako's wedding -- the first of a member of the imperial family since Naruhito wed Masako in 1993 -- is being embraced by many in Japan as an auspicious event.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A6441-2004Dec16?language=printer   (678 words)

  
 Sayako Kuroda - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sayako Kuroda (Japanese: 黒田清子, Kuroda Sayako) (born 18 April 1969), formerly Her Imperial Highness The Princess Nori (Sayako) of Japan (紀宮清子内親王殿下, Nori-no-miya Sayako naishinnō), is the third child and only daughter of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan.
Princess Nori studied at and graduated from the Department of Japanese Language and Literature, Faculty of Letters, Gakushuin University, in 1992.
Upon her marriage, which took place at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo on 15 November 2005, Princess Nori left the Imperial Family, taking the surname of her husband, the first commoner of non-aristocratic background to marry an imperial princess.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Princess_Sayako   (384 words)

  
 Japan's Princess Sayako to Marry in Tokyo
Princess Sayako, the only daughter of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, plans to marry a 39-year-old Tokyo metropolitan government official named Yoshiki Kuroda early next year, media reports said on Sunday.
Japan's Princess Sayako, the only daughter of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, will announce her intentions to marry a 39-year-old city government official in the coming weeks, an official said Sunday.
Sayako, 35, also known by her royal title Norinomiya, and her husband-to-be, Yoshiki Kuroda, have already received the blessings of the emperor and empress, public broadcaster NHK TV said Sunday.
www.chinadaily.com.cn /english/doc/2004-11/15/content_391540.htm   (339 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Japan princess in royal farewell
Princess Sayako at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo
Princess Sayako of Japan has said her formal farewells to the imperial family ahead of her wedding to a commoner.
Princess Sayako is the first emperor's daughter to marry in 45 years.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/asia-pacific/4431642.stm   (343 words)

  
 Japanese princess wed a commoner - Asia Finest Discussion Forum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Sayako, 36, has chosen to marry a 40-year-old Tokyo urban planner, meaning she must give up her title, swap the grandeur of the Imperial Palace for an ordinary apartment, and trade official duties for housework and the supermarket run.
Sayako is at least unlikely to suffer the embarrassment of becoming tabloid fodder, as the Japanese media tend to keep a respectful distance from royalty.
Sayako will wear a Western-style dress for the ceremony and media reports say the thrifty princess -- known informally as Nori -- has opted to appear in one of her mother's hand-me-down kimonos at the afternoon reception.
www.asiafinest.com /forum/index.php?showtopic=51754   (1043 words)

  
 ABC News: Japanese Princess Ditches Her Title to Be a Housewife
Sayako Kuroda, the newlywed bride of Yoshiki Kuroda, smiles as the groom bows to reporters at a news conference following their wedding ceremony at a Tokyo hotel in Tokyo on Nov. 15, 2005.
Sayako — known informally as Nori — enjoyed 36 years of pampered life at the royal palace, but she's still giving it all up for Yoshi Kuroda, a 40-year-old Tokyo city employee.
Sayako may never again regain her old status, but I bet she'll be able to crash the palace for home cooking and luxury living.
abcnews.go.com /International/story?id=1314771   (764 words)

  
 Japan's Princess Sayako marries commoner - Breaking News - World - Breaking News
After a year of traditional preparations and rites, Princess Sayako finally married Tokyo metropolitan government employee Yoshiki Kuroda on Tuesday morning as Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko observed their only daughter's last moment as a member of the royal family.
The princess chose the simple dress for the ceremony, instead of a traditional 12-layered kimono called "juni hitoe," which is usually worn by female royal family members at their weddings.
The princess, also a former part-time bird researcher, is the last of the emperor's three children to marry.
www.theage.com.au /news/World/Japans-Princess-Sayako-marries-commoner/2005/11/15/1131951134179.html   (730 words)

  
 cbs5.com - Japan Loses A Princess   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Thousands of well-wishers cheered the 36-year-old Sayako as she was driven out of the gates of the palace to the elegant Imperial Hotel, where she married Yoshiki Kuroda in a wedding that was austere by royal standards.
Under Japanese law, Sayako, the daughter of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, lost her royal status by marrying and will now live the life of a taxpaying commoner, without her generous palace allowance.
Sayako Kuroda, a former princess because of her Nov. 15th marriage to commoner Yoshiki Kuroda.
cbs5.com /entertainment/entertainment_story_319090406.html   (570 words)

  
 Princess Sayako marries 2005.11.15 - Ayumi Hamasaki Sekai   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Princess Sayako, the daughter of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, officially bade farewell to her parents on Saturday during complex and traditional rituals ahead of her wedding to a commoner.
Princess Sayako, dressed in a 12-layered junihitoe traditional kimono, visited three shrines in the Imperial Palace grounds that are dedicated to legendary Japanese gods and emperors of the past.
Princess Sayako, known informally as Nori, is the last of the Emperor's three children to get married.
www.ahsforum.com /forum/showthread.php?t=36189   (1017 words)

  
 Japanese Princess Postpones Engagement   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
TOKYO - Princess Sayako, the only daughter of Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, on Saturday postponed the announcement of her engagement due to the death of her great-aunt, an official said.
Sayako and Kuroda initially planned to announce their engagement in November, but postponed the festive occasion out of consideration for the victims of a major earthquake that rocked northern Japan in October.
On her last birthday in April, the princess told reporters that it was only natural for women of her generation to be single or put off marriage in a society where females have more opportunities.
www.comcast.net /data/news/2004/12/18/7252.xml   (496 words)

  
 Honolulu Star-Bulletin Local News
Sayako, with the familiar hat and gloves, walked up a red carpet to the step and signed the guest book her parents signed during their visit in 1994.
Sayako, the only daughter of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, arrived in Honolulu yesterday for a weeklong stay -- her first visit to the islands.
Those who met the princess for the first time say they were struck by her warmth and intelligence, while those who had met her before say they were touched by her memory.
starbulletin.com /1999/09/13/news/story5.html   (544 words)

  
 Princess Sayako - Royal News: Japans Princess Sayako Hits Out At Her Brother
The princess, who celebrated her 36th birthday yesterday (18.04.05), slammed her brother, Crown Prince Naruhito, after he claimed last year that his wife, Princess Masako - a former diplomat - was being stifled by the restrictions of palace life.
The princess, who is set to lose her royal status when she marries later this year, said that the crown prince should have expressed his concerns to their father, Emperor Akihito, before going public with his opinions.
Yesterday the princess, also known affectionately as Princess Nori, said she believed her sister-in-law was "well on the way to recovery" in a statement released to coincide with her official birthday celebrations.
www.malefirst.co.uk /bizarre/41972004.htm   (410 words)

  
 Princess Sayako of Japan to wed on Nov 15, 2005 - Royal Blue Forums   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Sayako, 36, was engaged in March to 40-year-old city hall employee Yoshiki Kuroda.
Sayako and Kuroda knew each other as children and were reunited at a palace tennis party organized by Sayako's brother, Prince Akishino.
The law dictates that Sayako, as a woman born in the imperial family, will become a commoner after she marries, moving out of the palace and losing her royal title.
forums.rbhq.net /showthread.php?t=4277   (346 words)

  
 A liberating moment for Japan's Princess Sayako
Whether it was because she was performing a task close to her heart — she once worked as a researcher at an ornithology institute — or a reflection of her recent engagement, Japan's Princess Sayako seemed aglow with happiness as she released a duck into the Imperial Reserve outside Tokyo.
The 35-year-old princess is known for her love for animals — as a primary school student she wrote an essay about wanting to become a guide dog trainer — and continues to work with them whenever possible.
With both Sayako and her fiancé in their 30s, the union is a late one by Japanese standards.
www.hellomagazine.com /royalty/2004/11/26/princesssayako   (381 words)

  
 Scotsman.com Living - People - The princess and the people
For many young Japanese women, Princess Sayako is something of an icon: strong, independent and said to be fond of a drink.
Her story is in marked contrast to that of her sister-in-law, Princess Masako, the wife of Crown Prince Naruhito and mother of Princess Aiko.
Princess Masako was born Masako Owada, the daughter of a high-ranking Japanese diplomat.
living.scotsman.com /people.cfm?id=1339232006   (1443 words)

  
 Princess Sayako marries commoner... - Romance Blog (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Well-wishers cheered as an official car slowly drove Sayako out of the gates of the palace, bringing her 36 years as a member of the world's oldest hereditary monarchy to a close.
Sayako and Kuroda, a Tokyo city employee, are childhood acquaintances, but their romance began two years ago at a tennis party thrown by Akishino.
But Sayako, 36, may be the last royal princess to give up her royal status.
www.maxromance.com.cob-web.org:8888 /node/417   (421 words)

  
 People's Daily Online -- Roundup: Japanese Princess Sayako marries commoner
Japanese Princess Sayako married Tokyo metropolitan government employee Yoshiki Kuroda on Tuesday, relinquishing her royal title in the process under Japan's Imperial House Law.
The 36-year-old daughter of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko expressed her intention to live "as a member of the Kuroda family" and was firmly hugged by her mother as she left the imperial family to become a commoner's wife.
She became Sayako Kuroda after Imperial Household Agency officials submitted a marriage registration document to a Tokyo ward office on behalf of the newlyweds.
english.peopledaily.com.cn /200511/16/eng20051116_221534.html   (799 words)

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