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Japanese Imperial Family Launches Official Instagram Account

The Imperial Household Agency will post photos and videos of Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako and may include more imperial family members in the future.



A screenshot of the official Instagram account of the Imperial Household Agency.

On April 1, the Imperial Household Agency launched its official Instagram account, quickly amassing over 160,000 followers by 2 pm. Vice Grand Steward Buichiro Kuroda addressed the press, stating, "We hope that a broad audience, including the younger generation, will engage with our updates about the imperial family. We will continue to further our efforts in this aspect."

The official Instagram account, named "宮内庁/Imperial Household Agency," with the ID "kunaicho_jp," was made public at midnight on April 1. It features photos and videos of Their Majesties Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako. They capture moments from events like the visit of the general public to the palace for His Majesty's birthday in February. Photos also show their reception for foreign dignitaries in March and other activities.

For now, the account will primarily highlight the activities of Their Majesties. In the future, the agency plans to consider including content about other imperial family members.

Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress host a court luncheon in honor of Crown Prince Haji and Crown Princess Sarah of Brunei. (@kunaicho_jp)


(Read the article in Japanese.)

Author: The Sankei Shimbun

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