Japanese emperor to take prostate MRI test in November | Inquirer News

Japanese emperor to take prostate MRI test in November

/ 04:36 PM October 03, 2022
Emperor Naruhito

FILE PHOTO: In this photo provided by the Imperial Household Agency of Japan, Japanese Emperor Naruhito speaks during a news conference at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan, February 21, 2022, ahead of the Emperor’s 62nd birthday on February 23. Mandatory credit Imperial Household Agency of Japan/Handout via REUTERS

TOKYO — Japanese Emperor Naruhito is set to take a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) test in early November to check there is no disease in his prostate, the Imperial Household Agency (IHA) said in a statement on Monday.

Naruhito, 62, will take the MRI test after the result from a separate prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test showed values that were on a “somewhat concerning” trend, the agency said, without giving further details.

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Naruhito last month attended the funeral of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth together with Empress Masako in his first overseas trip since acceding to the throne in May 2019.

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