Moroccan fashion designer listed on Forbes’ 30 under 30

A model walks the ramp in a Karim Adduchi creation. (Via social media)
Updated 27 January 2018
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Moroccan fashion designer listed on Forbes’ 30 under 30

JEDDAH: Moroccan fashion designer and artist Karim Adduchi has featured in Forbes’ 2018 list of “30 Under 30” in art and culture for Europe.
Some 300 people are listed in 10 categories, including entertainment, finance, and technology. It features a record number of 34 European states, with entrepreneurs hailing from countries like Belarus and Kosovo.
Amsterdam-based Adduchi was born in Imzouren, Morocco, in 1988. He moved to Barcelona at the age of five. His inability to speak Spanish or Catalan compelled him to turn to drawing as a means of self-expression.
Seeing his talent, his tutors advised him to attend the Institute of Fine Arts in Barcelona. In 2011, he moved to Amsterdam to pursue his education in fashion. Adduchi graduated in 2015 with a collection called “She Knows Why the Caged Bird Sings.”
In 2016, he presented “She Lives Behind the Courtyard.”
“I am extremely honored to be selected by the prestigious Forbes magazine and I think this is only the beginning,” the 29-year-old artist told HuffPost Maroc.


Japan's crown prince hopes to continue father's legacy

In this Feb. 17, 2019, photo provided by the Imperial Household Agency of Japan, Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako pose for a photo at their residence Togu Palace in Tokyo. Naruhito celebrates his 59th birthday on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. (AP)
Updated 23 February 2019
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Japan's crown prince hopes to continue father's legacy

  • The Japanese throne is only inherited by male heirs, and Naruhito's only child is a daughter. Prince Akishino and his young son Hisahito are next in the line of succession after Naruhito

TOKYO: Japanese Crown Prince Naruhito says he hopes to continue the close relationship his father built with the people when he succeeds him as emperor later this year.
Naruhito, who turns 59 on Saturday, will ascend the Chrysanthemum Throne on May 1 after Emperor Akihito abdicates.
"I feel very solemn when I think about the future," he said at an annual pre-birthday news conference Thursday. His remarks were embargoed from publication until Saturday.
"While I continue to prepare for this role, I would like to maintain the past emperors' work. I would like to think about the people and pray for the people," he said.
His wife, Masako will also assume a new role as empress. The former diplomat has suffered from stress and has often skipped public events, and it's unclear how she will manage her new role as empress.
"Although Masako is steadily recovering, her condition still fluctuates. I would like Masako to continue to slowly widen her contribution in her role," Naruhito said, adding he hopes to support his wife just as she has supported him.
Naruhito's younger brother, Prince Akishino, and his family are also expected to play a major role. The Japanese throne is only inherited by male heirs, and Naruhito's only child is a daughter. Prince Akishino and his young son Hisahito are next in the line of succession after Naruhito.
Akihito's desire to leave the throne revived a debate about the country's 2,000-year-old monarchy, one of the world's oldest, as well as discussion about improving the status of female members of the shrinking royal population.
"This problem will relate to the imperial family of the future. I would like to refrain from giving any opinions on the system," the crown prince said.
Those who are concerned about the future of the royal family with shrinking membership want to allow women to ascend the throne and others to keep their royal status so they can keep performing public duties, but a government panel has avoided the divisive issue.
Even before the 1947 Imperial Law, reigning empresses were rare, usually serving as stand-ins for a few years until a suitable male can be installed. The last reigning empress was Gosakuramachi, who assumed the throne in 1763.
Debate over the succession law, however, is emotional. Some conservatives proposed a revival of concubines to produce imperial heirs, and others argued that allowing a woman on the throne would destroy a precious Japanese tradition.