As reported in Reuters and many other international news agencies, there's a big change coming in the Japanese Imperial Family! Princess Mako of Akishino has decided to marry a "commoner" which means she must officially step down from her role as a member of the Imperial Family. This commoner, however, is a high-level lawyer in his own right!
This isn't a new trend, in fact many European Royal Families have seen a long series of abdications from even their highest levels in the last century - not including forcible removals due to war and political strife - and the trend isn't likely to stop anytime soon as reported in the Daily Mail, a UK-newspaper magazine/tabloid (with, fair warning, a sketchy reputation itself).
Princess Mako of Akishino has decided to marry a "commoner" which means she must officially step down from her role as a member of the Imperial Family. Is this unusual for royal families?
As a former resident of Leipzig, I had my chances at seeing the inside of the old East and now you can too!
These photos will seem simply alien to our American eyes - well, depending on where you are as even some amazing natural phenomena shown are right here in the ole USA!
" First appearing in the ninth century, tales of the wise old fool and his donkey are still beloved across the region."