Secrecy and Intrigue in Japan's Royal Family

Friday, November 13, 2009

During his current trip to Asia, President Obama will meet with a variety of leaders and diplomats. He will also meet  two members of Japan's royal family: Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko. The fiercely private royal family has long been surrounded by secrecy and rumors. We talk to John Burnham Schwartz, best-selling novelist and screenwriter. He is author of "The Commoner," which is a novel loosely based on the lives of some members of the Japanese royal family.


John Burnham Schwartz


Noel King

Comments [2]

Ben Hills

My book 'Princess Masako -- Prisoner of the Chrysanthemum Throne' may be of interest to your subscribers.

Nov. 13 2009 10:25 PM

Members of royal families must envy democratically elected leaders who can speak freely.

Nov. 13 2009 03:58 PM

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