100th Anniversary of RIKEN

On 26th April, HM Emperor Akihito and HM Empress Michiko attended the ceremony to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the establishment of RIKEN, Japan’s largest comprehensive research institution took place in Tokyo.

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Urban Greening Festival

On 26th April, HIH Prince Fumihito and HIH Princess Kiko of Akishino attended National Urban Greening Festival took place in Kanagawa Prefecture.

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National Confectionary Exposition

On 21st April, HIH Princess Akiko of Mikasa attended the opening ceremony of the 27th National Confectionary Exposition took place in Mie Prefecture.

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Spring Imperial Garden Party

On 20th April, HM Emperor Akihito and HM Empress Michiko held the Spring Imperial Garden Party at Akasaka Imperial Garden and about 2,000 guests are invited.
All female members of Imperial Family who attended the party wore Kimono.

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Japan Prize

On 19th April, HM Emperor Akihito and HM Empress Michiko attended the 33rd Award Ceremony of Japan Prize.

Their Majesties also attended the commemoration concert and the banquet took place in Tokyo.

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Crown Princess of Sweden

On 18th April, HM Emperor Akihito and HM Empress Michiko held the luncheon for HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Kingdom of Sweden at Imperial Residence.

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Malaysia Visit of Crown Prince

From 13th to 17th April, HIH Crown Prince Naruhito visited Malaysia to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relationships between Japan and Malaysia.

On 13th April, HIH Crown Prince Naruhito arrived at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

On 15th April, HIH Crown Prince Naruhito met with Mr Mohammad Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak, the Prime Minister of Malaysia.

On 16th April, HIH Crown Prince Naruhito met with HM Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

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Global Environment Award

On 10th April, HIH Prince Fumihito and HIH Princess Kiko of Akishino attended the 26th Award Ceremony of Global Environment Award took place in Tokyo.

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Entrance Ceremony of Princess Aiko

On 8th April, HIH Princess Aiko attended the entrance ceremony of Gakushuin Girls’ Senior High School with HIH Crown Prince Naruhito and HIH Crown Princess Masako.

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Short Trip with King & Queen

On 7th April, HM Emperor Akihito and HM Empress Michiko visited Shizuoka Prefecture with HM King Felipe VI and HM Queen Letizia of Kingdom of Spain.

They saw the watch presented by the King of Spain to Ieyasu Tokugawa, the shogun (general) of Japan in 1611.


Shizuoka Prefecture Earthquake Disaster Prevention Center

They saw the folk entertainment performed by the children at Shizuoka Sengen Shrine.

HM Emperor Akihito bade farewell to HM King Felipe VI at the Shrine.

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