We all are pissed off with Princess Masako
The "We" here didn't mean mass media, but us who have been discovering what's happening behind the heavy curtain of Imperial family. It's just thanks to blogs or huge message board, 2ch. Besides them, only a few tabloid magazines betray this fact about our cursed Imperial family.
For those who have no idea about Japan's imperial family, I'll write a few beforehand. Our biggest concern is their heir. Only girls are born in the past two decades, so people's hope was concentrated in princess Masako, who has only given birth to one girl. Therefore it's taboo to complain about her because otherwise it would make her nervous and influence her pregnancy.
I have noticed last year that some bloggers began to blame princess Masako's activity with her baby girl and her husband taking a rest and playing tennis on 8/15, anniversary of the end of World War II. Their Emperor and his wife in contrast attended an annual ceremony in Tokyo to commemorate war dead despite their old age. I thought that it's OK because the princess could be very stressed and she may as well have a little more fun than original imperial family since she was an outsider. And I also looked those who are irritable as the very ones who make Masako stressful.
However, I changed my mind this year, and you are gonna, too.
Let me list all the circumstantial evidence occurred recently which never explains that she's just in a depressive phase:
*After tennis in the afternoon at their resort villa, dinner at a hotel on 8/15(anniversary of the end of World War II).
*Mornings of Masako are late around 10 while prince and their child take breakfast at 8. So he takes his child to her kindergarten.
*A typical weekend begins with Prince's jogging around palace, but he's alone.
*Masako is said to attend and eagerly listened to a seminar at UN university on "necessary improvement for developing countries when enacting environmental treaties". Note that this subject is her favorite. She is FINE when doing her favorites.
*Last year the princess and prince went to a classic concert, but she left there in the middle of playing. She didn't seem to be fond of classic.
*She cancelled the birthday party of the Emperor last year.
*Last year when the prince was attending 2005 World Exposition in Aichi as a guest, she was at Tokyo University, auditing a symposium of Harvard University. (That means she sabotaged her job and went to her favorite "auditing speeches by westerns.)
The above behaviors are not enough to explain her all! What I can't stand is she is having a fun while other Imperial families are left to bear the burden. Princess Kiko, who is a sister-in-law with Masako, was witnessed to take an economy-classed seat when flying to Okinawa on official business. The Emperor and Empress even eat away time weekends and performed public affairs. Princess Masako must be tired of humble, busy life of mandatory work of Imperial family. I know it's very boring just listening to be a guest and making a speech surrounded by strangers. But the prince is all alone.
Since criticizing any of imperial family is taboo on TV, very few people knew her spring fever for her own interest and idleness for official business. Last year a huge discussion was made on Masako's behavior in a message board, 2ch, and the opinion was totally splitted into two. I thought it was very controversial. But now, the same discussion almost settled in Masako bashing this year.
The collapse of Japanese imperial family has been taking place from inside. Emperor Hirohito (passed away) and Akihito (current emperor) were great and far from selfish. Historically, Japanese emperors have been very humble; did you ever eat Japanese Emperor's feast? I've never heard of that. (Sushi was used to be for merchants.)
Now the prince is just a husband of "Socrates' wife", she's Ono Yoko. I'm sad.
Now they say that Masako is planning to fly to Netherlands for vacation. She must have forgotten she had a miscarriage due to a lot of wine bottles while staying in Netherland several years ago. (I've got a correction from a blogger that it was Belgium, not Netherland.)
BTW, there's more behind this lax princess: what was she doing in the middle of night with three officers from Ministry of Foreign Affairs at Zennikku hotel last year? They all are single and the members of Soka Gakkai (SGI). Why is Soka Gakkai always tagging on Japan's important affair?
George Wasington refused to become the first king, but I can assure you it was wise of him to do it.
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