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Daily Life Of Japan’s Royal Newlyweds With PM-Japan-Royal Wedding, Bjt

June 9, 1993

TOKYO (AP) _ A snapshot of daily life of Crown Prince Naruhito and his bride, Masako Owada:

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WHERE THEY’LL LIVE: Like a lot of young marrieds, Naruhito and Masako will have a temporary home before they settle down someplace permanent. They’ll live in provisional quarters inside the grounds of the Akasaka Palace for about a year before moving into the Akasaka Palace. That palace is now occupied by the emperor and empress, who were awaiting completion of their new quarters in the moat-surrounded Imperial Palace grounds in the heart of Tokyo.

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THEIR QUARTERS: The two-story provisional palace has an area of 700 square yards. That’s about 10 times the size of an average Tokyo home. However, Masako will have no private kitchen. If she wants to whip up something, she will have to use the big kitchen used by the palace cooks.

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HOUSEHOLD HELP: The royal couple will have a household staff of 50, including five personal attendants for Masako. Her chief lady-in-waiting is the 60-year-old widow of a university professor with two married daughters.

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DAILY ROUTINE: The palace says the prince usually wakes up at 7 a.m. and eats a Western-style breakfast. During the morning he reads history books or works at his computer. In the afternoon he jogs or plays tennis. Once a week he goes to his alma mater, Gakushuin University, to do historical research. It’s not known what kind of a routine will be adopted by Masako, who used to work long days in her job as a trade specialist at the foreign ministry.

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MONEY: The royal couple get a 290-million-yen ($2.75 million) annual living allowance.

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GETTING AROUND: Orders have been placed for two new limousines - Japanese cars. Details about their features have not been released, but the emperor and empress have four cars with armored bodies and bulletproof windows.

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