The future husband of the year-old princess is Mr Kei Moriya, a commoner and graduate of Keio University in Tokyo, who met the princess for the first time in December last year through an introduction by Princess Hisako, Japan Times reported. Their engagement will be formally announced next Monday, and the couple is set to hold a news conference later that day at the Imperial Household Agency, the report said. The couple will become officially engaged in a traditional court ceremony called "Nosai no Gi" on Aug 12 and their wedding ceremony is planned for Oct 29 at Meiji Jingu Shrine in Shibuya Ward, Tokyo, according to an agency spokesman.
The risk of giving birth to babies with genetic defects as a result of marriages between first cousins is no greater than that run by women over 40 who become pregnant, according to two scientists who call for the taboo on first-cousin families to be lifted. Women in their forties are not made to feel guilty about having babies and the same should apply to cousins who want to marry, said Professor Diane Paul of the University of Massachusetts in Boston and Professor Hamish Spencer of the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand. Although first-cousin marriages are legal in Britain, there have been calls to ban the practice because of reports that it has resulted in a higher-than-average incidence of birth defects in certain immigrant communities where it is common and culturally acceptable.
It would be hard top Miyuki Hatoyama in terms of eccentricity. The former Japanese first lady was best known for the fact that she claimed that she was abducted by aliens and knew Tom Cruise in a former life. What everyone has either been ignoring, willfully or not, is that the PM and his wife are related. First cousins, in fact.
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Never go to a barber shop while you are still mulling over controversial news like, "Obama invokes gay rights in inaugural address. Because your mind may sputter an even more controversial question like, "Why then we smother the discussion on the topic of first cousin marriages? And if the question is asked out loud, you may get a response like, "well, you don't have to be an Einstein to know that incestuous relationships lead to diseases in the babies.
Then Albert married his own first cousin. John F. Fitzgerald, former mayor of Boston and grandfather of John F.
All of us have hot cousins but rarely do we think of dating them, not to speak about marrying. It is actually one of the greatest taboos in modern society. Imagine telling your parents that you are about to marry their niece.
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