entertainment“>Emperor Emeritus Akihito’s aunt was admitted to hospital at the end of September. Initially because of pneumonia, but upon further medical examination, heart failure was found. According to the announcement, she is doing well, has regained her appetite and will resume her normal daily life. However, the princess will regularly go to the hospital for a check-up.
entertainment“>Princess Yuriko, who has had a pacemaker since 1999, is the oldest member of the imperial family. In 1941 she married Prince Takahito, the youngest brother of the then Emperor Hirohito, the father of the emperor Akihito who resigned last year. Her husband died in Sint Lucas Hospital in 2016, shortly after celebrating their 75th wedding anniversary.