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Japanese Princess Struggles with Depression

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Japanese Princess Struggles with Depression

Japanese Princess Struggles with Depression

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The Crown Princess of Japan has not been seen in public since last December. The Crown Prince has suggested that the Imperial Household Agency, which tightly controls the affairs of the royal family, has exhausted her and "negated" her personality. Princess Masako, a commoner, gave up a successful diplomatic career — and her independence — when she married the Crown Prince 11 years ago. Bryan Shih reports.

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