Jun 20, 2013

The first career woman to enter the Japanese royal family

In a ceremony that was filled with beauty and traditional ritual, Japan’s Crown Prince Naruhito, 33, married Masako Owada, 29, on June 9, 1993. The wedding was held in a Shinto sanctuary on the grounds of the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. It was followed by three days of banquets for the 2,700 wedding guests. Owada, a U.S.-educated trade negotiator, was the first career woman to enter the Japanese royal family. (Grolier Book of Knowledge Encyclopedia)