JAPAN MONARCHY – Japan’s Empress Emerita Michiko diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis

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Doctors have diagnosed Japan’s Empress Emerita Michiko with deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in her right leg, the Imperial Household Agency confirmed to EFE Friday.

Michiko, 87, went to a hospital Friday to undergo a further testing to find out the status and decide on treatment of the clot, which was first detected last week.