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Princess Masako fights stress
Royal Watch News ^ | December 11 2009 | Royal Watch News

Posted on 12/11/2009 6:36:26 PM PST by Niuhuru

Japan's Crown Princess Masako has said she will keep working to fight her stress problems.

The 46-year-old royal - who is married to Crown Prince Naruhito - said she has been working with medical professionals to solve her illness.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Japan; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: crownprincess; illness; japan; monarchy; stress

1 posted on 12/11/2009 6:36:26 PM PST by Niuhuru
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To: Niuhuru

“Crown Princess Masako has undertaken few official duties since she was diagnosed with adjustment disorder in July 2004.”

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“Adjustment disorder”??


2 posted on 12/11/2009 6:37:50 PM PST by sinanju
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To: Niuhuru

This looks like a job for Gamera.


3 posted on 12/11/2009 6:38:57 PM PST by Carl LaFong (Experts say experts should be ignored.)
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To: Niuhuru

It’s stressful being a princess?!?!


4 posted on 12/11/2009 6:39:14 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (Obama, Hitler, Stalin: Who are 3 people nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.)
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To: Carl LaFong; SevenofNine

“This looks like a job for Gamera.”

Seven, I thought you might dig this!

PING


5 posted on 12/11/2009 6:43:08 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Red in Blue PA

This has happened to A LOT of them. I would say they really are prisoners. The Imperial Household Agency basically dictates their every movement.

You would just not BELIEVE how incredibly opressed their lives are —NOTHING like the life of Diana, with her sneaking out, having affairs...NONE of that stuff.

It is flamboyantly scripted, with all the spontanaeity of high mass at St. Anthony’s.

Being a royal in Japan means they tell you how and when you cut your hair....a million, zillion things.

The chicks USUALLY go nuts, yep.


6 posted on 12/11/2009 6:49:14 PM PST by gaijin
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To: gaijin

Sounds like fun!/s


7 posted on 12/11/2009 6:50:06 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (Obama, Hitler, Stalin: Who are 3 people nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Maybe she is suffering from Tiger withdrawal. I mean, the guy got around.


8 posted on 12/11/2009 6:52:07 PM PST by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: gaijin

This is Princess Masako, whom you basically never see. I don't know where this photo came from --she never comes out.

She had been a commoner. The Prince told her, "I'll protect you with all my power" --something completely ridiculous cuz he doesn't have any, not then, not now, and not in 100 years.

Her life is hell, and she, too, was said to have gone nuts.

9 posted on 12/11/2009 6:56:14 PM PST by gaijin
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To: Jet Jaguar

OMG that too rich for material ROFL


10 posted on 12/11/2009 7:12:53 PM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: gaijin

Did any Japanese royal ever tell Imperial Family household go f**** themselves their courtiers

I would


11 posted on 12/11/2009 7:14:23 PM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: gaijin; Tax-chick
This is Princess Masako, whom you basically never see. I don't know where this photo came from --she never comes out.

Yet she managed to dress appropriately with class and dignity. All the cameras and attendants in the world (not to mention global shopping trips) aren't enough to help the bride of Beelzobama. Can't we just borrow the princess and make the FLOTUS someone we basically never see?

12 posted on 12/11/2009 7:14:31 PM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; AmericanInTokyo; All

OR maybe Japanese males are wusses now

According to UK Times ladies in Japan want good ole days

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article6954029.ece


13 posted on 12/11/2009 7:16:26 PM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: Niuhuru

If you ever make a mistake they make you commit seppuku.


14 posted on 12/11/2009 7:29:36 PM PST by kaehurowing
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To: sinanju

That’s what they’re calling it. It usually lasts only for six months and she’s had something wrong with her for the past five years, diagnosed during 2004 I think.

In all frankness, I think her subjects have more reason to feel stressed out or sick.


15 posted on 12/11/2009 7:47:35 PM PST by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: gaijin

Absolutely. Her mother-in-law knows this all too well. This may well be the last generation of women willing to marry into the royal family. At least I hope so!


16 posted on 12/11/2009 7:54:19 PM PST by kittykat77
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To: gaijin
The chicks USUALLY go nuts, yep.

The current empress has had extended periods when she has lost her ability to speak. When it was announced that the crown prince was looking for a wife, scores of prominent Japanese families quickly announced the engagements of their daughters, to prevent them from being chosen.
17 posted on 12/11/2009 7:59:45 PM PST by redheadtoo
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To: Niuhuru

Ever since we heard about her; she has been fighting stress.


18 posted on 12/11/2009 9:12:59 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Niuhuru
It is a shame that your thread has already been hijacked by poor misled souls who feel that the suffering of another human being is less important than exploiting an opportunity to express their contempt for any notion of station. In their eagerness to tarnish the image anyone who does not fall into the lowest common denominator, they have neglected the very point that she was, herself, of common origin. That smacks of class envy.

If anything, her life's lesson should be that her rank is a greater burden to her than to her people. I have always felt that society is harmed little, if any, by these elevations, and that we are all likely somewhat improved by their very example. But our sentiments on this matter are all likely genetically predetermined.

I, for one, will pray for her.

19 posted on 12/11/2009 9:40:46 PM PST by Brass Lamp
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To: sinanju

The Crysanthemum Throne demands a male heir. Masako had difficulty conceiving and then produced a daughter, which was very stressful to her.

Her husband’s younger brother already had 2 daughters, and so about 2-3 years ago, the younger brother and his wife decided to try for another child and they had a son, who is now the heir apparent to the throne after the current Crown Prince. In other words, the nephew will become the emperor eventually. Current law insists on a male, and without a male the monarchy ends.


20 posted on 12/11/2009 9:51:41 PM PST by Gumdrop
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To: Niuhuru
She had no idea what she was getting into. She thought she knew, but she didn't. Now she is paying. I've always felt bad for her.
21 posted on 12/11/2009 10:44:58 PM PST by GATOR NAVY
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To: GATOR NAVY

I remeber reading the biography on her and each time the CP would look for a wife, women would hurriedly get married. The Crown Prince promised her something he couldn’t deliver and it’s likely that because of the scandals in the BRF, the IHA came down on her twice as hard. Plus her father bullied her into it and in that culture, one does not say ‘no’ to a proposal, even if they wanted to. Not just because of pressure or because he’s CP, but because of other reasons I can’t remember.


22 posted on 12/11/2009 10:54:57 PM PST by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: gaijin

“You would just not BELIEVE how incredibly opressed their lives are —NOTHING like the life of Diana, with her sneaking out, having affairs...NONE of that stuff”

And to think Diana and Fergie complained about being oppressed by the royal courtiers in Britain. Both women had no idea how good they had it.


23 posted on 12/11/2009 10:55:45 PM PST by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: Brass Lamp

“That smacks of class envy.”

Something I am profoundly sick of. Sad to see it even on here.


24 posted on 12/11/2009 10:57:20 PM PST by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: gaijin
Oooohh, come on. The Japanese royal family has one of the highest standards of living in the world. All they have to do is the same stuff that the royalty of any other democracy has to do. They have no more restraints on them than any other prominent family in Japan except they have to refrain from taking bribes and the men can't have obvious mistresses. The women can pretty much do as they please as long as they don't ever do things that would embarrass pretty much any woman in public. The great "shame" of not having a son isn't the women's problem.

While it's true that the Imperial Household Agency should be investigated for diversion of funds, nepotism, and other faults of a secretive, highly-funded bureaucracy, it only has so much control over what the royals do. The royals' major fault seems to be acquiescence to obligation rather than any sort of propensity to mental illness.

25 posted on 12/12/2009 12:05:01 AM PST by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: Red in Blue PA

It is very, very stressful being married into the Japanese Royal Family because of the strict rules the Royal family has to follow.

The present Empress also suffered from depression for many, many years once she married into the Royal Family.


26 posted on 12/12/2009 4:14:48 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: gaijin

“This has happened to A LOT of them. I would say they really are prisoners. The Imperial Household Agency basically dictates their every movement.”

you are correct!!!!


27 posted on 12/12/2009 4:19:07 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Ezekiel

Gorgeous suit.

I felt sorry for Princess Masako all along. She, like a number of other ladies who have married into royal families in the last decade or so, was well on in her 30s at the time ... and then they’re expect to produce sons for guys who don’t spend any time with them.

You’d think by NOW, after all these centuries, royal men would get the message that they’re not going to have legitimate heirs unless they have sex with their wives.


28 posted on 12/12/2009 5:23:56 AM PST by Tax-chick (Here I come, with a sharp knife and a clear conscience!)
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To: Tax-chick

Well some royal courtiers don’t realize that producing male heir really nowday we know is determine by the man they really stuck into ancient times LOL!


29 posted on 12/12/2009 9:06:28 AM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: SevenofNine

I know ... all those poor women being blamed, when they don’t even *have* a Y-chromosome.


30 posted on 12/12/2009 9:25:33 AM PST by Tax-chick (Here I come, with a sharp knife and a clear conscience!)
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