Japan’s Princess Yuriko transferred out of intensive care unit

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Japan’s Princess Yuriko has been transferred out of the intensive care unit and moved to the general ward after several days in hospital for a suspected cerebral infarction and pneumonia.

The Imperial Household Agency said the royal was moved to the general ward on the morning of 11 March and is making a good recovery at the Tokyo hospital.

It is understood that the 100-year-old Princess is drinking water and is recovering well from her pneumonia. The movement of her right limbs is also improving. However, she is still not eating, according to the Imperial Household Agency.

It is not yet known when Princess Yuriko will be discharged from the hospital.

Yuriko is the oldest living member of the Japanese Imperial Family. She is the great-aunt of Emperor Naruhito.

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