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Japanese Palace Admits Crown Princess is "Mentally Ill"

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posted on Jul, 31 2004 @ 10:30 AM
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The Japanese palace admitted for the first time yesterday that Crown Princess Masako is suffering from a mental illness, eight months after she disappeared from public view.

In a stunning break with tradition, the diagnosis of "adjustment disorder" was announced by the Imperial Household Agency.


news.telegraph.co.uk


You've got to applaud the open approach allowing leaders to be seen as human, and perhaps offer hope to others in suffering. Similarly Japan revealed the Emporer was dealing with prostrate cancer in 2002.

Though such openess in Western Society is seen less and less, speculation continues. Are President's human as well?

ATS Thread: Bush using drugs to control depression?

[edit on 31-7-2004 by RANT]




posted on Jul, 31 2004 @ 10:42 AM
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What I noticed, also here in belgium, is that when it comes to royalty, illnes and other problems are shared with the public regularly, to show they are also facing problems like we all do.

In politics, illness, accidents or just mistakes in life are used as both pro and contra propaganda. In some ways to redicule them, to destroy their credibility or in other ways to make people like them.

Bill Clinton, if he hadn't lied about his relations with "that" woman, shouldn't have been taken out of the white house. He made a human mistake that a bulkload of people make.

We don't know what would have happend if he hadn't lied about it, but my guess would be he'd still have been trown out of the white house because the media and other parties would have made it such a big deal.



posted on Jul, 31 2004 @ 01:01 PM
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That is very sad she seems like a very intelligent down to earth lady, it most be really hard to follow the traditions of her husband after been raised somewhat in a more open society.



posted on Jul, 31 2004 @ 01:37 PM
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Originally posted by marg6043
That is very sad she seems like a very intelligent down to earth lady, it most be really hard to follow the traditions of her husband after been raised somewhat in a more open society.


The pressure these people are under must be incredible. How many of us could live with you entire life in a fish bowl. Your every move, every utterance is published and scrutinized by the public and media. I would be a little ill as well.....



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