News Regarding Members of the Imperial Family of Japan. (VIDEO)

Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan accompanied by His Imperial Highness Crown Prince Naruhito and Their Imperial Highnesses Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko hosted a lovely spring garden party held at the Akasaka Imperial Garden in Tokyo.  Click here to view photos from Mainichi News.

In other news, it seems that Her Imperial Highness Crown Princess Masako of Japan is one step closer to attending the April 30 inauguration/investiture of His Royal Highness Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje.  Yesterday,sources claimed the crown princess “…may travel aboard [for the inauguration]… the Imperial Household Agency said it cannot confirm the reports of the trip.”  Now, it seems the IHA is “making arrangements” for the trip and that they are “…consulting with the head of the crown princess’s medical team, Yutaka Ono…”    Click here to read an article from Asahi Shimbun