The June 9 wedding of Crown Prince Naruhito and Masako Owada in Tokyo was undoubtedly the most talked-about royal event in many years. In earlier times royal brides came from the nobility, but Naruhito followed in the footsteps of his father, Emperor Akihito, by marrying a commoner. Media from all over the world found in the courtship and marriage many telltale signs that times had changed.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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