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Crown Princess Kiko has not been well since late December

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Get well soon Kiko Sama.

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That sounds like an effort to prep the public for a cancer diagnosis.

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Privacy regarding personal matters especially health related one should be respected.

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Wish her the best and the a full recovery.

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That sounds like an effort to prep the public for a cancer diagnosis.

For the first time, I think there is something we can finally agree on.

-4 ( +2 / -6 )

Privacy regarding personal matters especially health related one should be respected.

Not when you’re a public figure, at least it shouldn’t be.

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Hope she gets well soon.

5 ( +7 / -2 )

I wish her well as well as others with similar conditions. We all are here and we are important.

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Being a "public figure "" should,nt extinguish ones right privacy in medical matters.

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I pray for the safety of my beloved Japan and the good health recovery of her Princess Kiko. Love Japan forever.

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Wish her healthier and recovery year in 2024.

Could be anything.

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Being a "public figure "" should,nt extinguish ones right privacy in medical matters.

I agree, but that has nothing to do with being a public figure and informing about your physical condition since we are paying their salaries. I’m not saying to give an exact detail, but a summary would be appropriate.

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The imperial family doesn't receive salaries, they are not employees and health is a private matter unless it affects their position.

They don't know what is wrong with Crown Prince Kiko and I expect when they do the public will be informed.

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The imperial family doesn't receive salaries, they are not employees and health is a private matter unless it affects their position.

You are quite wrong here. As they are not "employees" of any business or the government they do receive an annual allowance, based upon their position.

Personal Expenses

These are the personal expenses to be spent by His Majesty, His Majesty the Emperor Emeritus and inner-court members of the Imperial Family (Naitei-Kozoku) in daily living and activities. The amount for these expenses is stipulated by law and is 324 million yen in FY2023. These personal expenses are not public funds to be used and accounted for by the Imperial Household Agency (Imperial House Economy Law, Article 4; and Law for the Enforcement of the Imperial House Economy Law, Article 7;The Law for Special Exception of the Imperial House Law concerning Abdication, etc. of Emperor, Supplementary Provisions, Article 4; and Article 5)

Allowance for Imperial Family Members

In order that the Imperial Family is able to maintain a life-style that befits its position, each member of the Imperial Family, excluding His Majesty and inner-court members of the Imperial Family (Naitei-Kozoku) , is provided with an annual allowance.

The allowance for an Imperial Prince or an Imperial Princess who has an independent household is stipulated by law and is 30.5 million yen in FY2023. The total allowance for Imperial Family members amounts to 260 million yen in FY2023.

The allowance for Imperial Family members is not public funds to be used and accounted for by the Imperial Household Agency (Imperial House Economy Law, Article 6; and Law for the Enforcement of the Imperial House Economy Law, Article 8; and The Law for Special Exception of the Imperial House Law concerning Abdication, etc. of Emperor, Supplementary Provisions, Article 6)

When a member of the Imperial Family establishes his/her independent household, or when a member of the Imperial Family leaves his/her Imperial status, a one-off allowance will be paid out. (Imperial House Economy Law, Article 6)

https://www.kunaicho.go.jp/e-kunaicho/yosan.html#:~:text=Expenses%20for%20the%20Imperial%20Family,-The%20expenses%20for&text=The%20allowance%20for%20an%20Imperial,260%20million%20yen%20in%20FY2023.

Their health is very much a public matter HERE in Japan. If they were private citizens, I would agree, but they are not,

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Yubaru

The imperial family doesn't receive salaries, they are not employees and health is a private matter unless it affects their position.

> You are quite wrong here. As they are not "employees" of any business or the government they do receive an annual allowance, based upon their position.

Glad you agree. They are not employees and do not receive salaries. They do however receive public allowances.

Her health cannot be revealed until the doctors know. The previous emperor revealed he had prostate cancer but wasn't required to do so.

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They don't know what is wrong with Crown Prince Kiko and I expect when they do the public will be informed.

I'm sure the public will be fascinated to know that they have become 'Crown Prince Kiko'

On a serious note - all the best to her and if it something sinister then let us hope that it has been caught early. In all fairness, in spite of the allowance or salary that we indirectly pay the Royal Family, it is still within her rights for privacy. I believe that the press release about her ill health was released with her consent.

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As the cause of her poor condition is still unknown, the agency is considering arranging a detailed check-up for her.

Sooner rather than later should have been the "go to", rather than better late than never, yes.

Hoping for positive news.

Imperial Household Agency seems to lack action, when its it necessary to do so

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Glad you agree. They are not employees and do not receive salaries. They do however receive public allowances.

It's semantics, if you know what the word means. They receive money, just as a salary, from public funds.

It's the same thing, and you know it!

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Yubaru

Glad you agree. They are not employees and do not receive salaries. They do however receive public allowances.

> It's semantics, if you know what the word means. They receive money, just as a salary, from public funds.

> It's the same thing, and you know it!

Semantics, no it is not. bass4funk posted we pay their salaries and I posted a response to that. Salaries are paid to employees.

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They don't know what is wrong with Crown Prince Kiko and I expect when they do the public will be informed.

If you believe that, fine.

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bass4funk

They don't know what is wrong with Crown Prince Kiko and I expect when they do the public will be informed.

> If you believe that, fine.

Yes, I believe that. no conspiracies here.

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Bad news cannot, never has been negated, manipulating health concerns, portraying illusion to allay life's harsh realities in a positive light to save a nation from grief.

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Yes, I believe that. no conspiracies here.

Then you think that, no harm in that. We all can think what we want.

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Wish you well Princess.

Get healthy soon.

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Yes, definitely wish for a speedy recovery

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

The photo is engaging, Crown Princess Kiko smile is sympathetic, consoling. friendly.

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May you feel well God's speed.

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Semantics, no it is not. bass4funk posted we pay their salaries and I posted a response to that. Salaries are paid to employees.

Lie it or not, they are in effect employees of the state. As de facto leaders they are paid as such, other members of the Imperial Family perform ceremonial and social duties, but have no role in the affairs of government.

So as such, they are employed by the state, to serve the people and perform the ceremonial and social duties and are compensated as such by the funds provided by the government, which are in effect a "salary" or "stipend".

Like I said, semantics. , you are just attempting to say the same thing but but are using a different word to use it to express yourself. That is semantics.

Also it would help for you to learn to read between the lines and understand sarcasm and intent in people's posts, like bass's. His posts are spot on here, including the "salaries".

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Yubaru

Semantics, no it is not. bass4funk posted we pay their salaries and I posted a response to that. Salaries are paid to employees.

Lie it or not, they are in effect employees of the state. As de facto leaders they are paid as such, other members of the Imperial Family perform ceremonial and social duties, but have no role in the affairs of government.

Not according to the Constitution. They are not state employees. Decisions are made by the Imperial Household Agency, not the government. They are not leaders.  They are "the symbol of the State and of the unity of the people". 

https://www.kunaicho.go.jp/e-kunaicho/soshiki.html

So as such, they are employed by the state, to serve the people and perform the ceremonial and social duties and are compensated as such by the funds provided by the government, which are in effect a "salary" or "stipend".

They are not employed by the state. They do not receive wages and they do not pay taxes on the money they receive. They do not receive a stipend.

Like I said, semantics. , you are just attempting to say the same thing but but are using a different word to use it to express yourself. That is semantics.

Words have meanings and the correct use is important.

Also it would help for you to learn to read between the lines and understand sarcasm and intent in people's posts, like bass's. His posts are spot on here, including the "salaries".

I know bass4funk's comments well enough to know he meant "salaries". He's an American with no royal or imperial family.

The imperial family receives an annual allowance from the government.

Constitution, Article 88). The budget appropriated for the Imperial Family consists of Personal Expenses, Palace-related Expenses, Allowance for Imperial Family Members, and Palace-related Expenses (Imperial House Economy Law, Article 3).

https://www.kunaicho.go.jp/e-about/seido/seido08.html

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I didn't know we had so many oncologists among us.

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