Respect for the Aged

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On 21st September, HIH Crown Prince Naruhito and HIH Crown Princess Masako visited the special nursing home for the aged in Tokyo to commerate the Respect-for-the-Aged Day.

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Rice Harvest

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On 21st September, HM Emperor Akihito harvested rice at the rice field inside Imperial Palace.
The rice harvested by His Majesty will be offered to the thanksgiving ceremonies held at Imperial Palace Sanctuaries and Ise Grand Shrine.

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Ceremonial Opening Pitch

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On 21st September, HIH Princess Akiko of Mikasa attended the ceremonial opening pitch of the baseball match to commemorate the 85th anniversary of the establishment of Tohto University Baseball League Association took place in Tokyo.

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This Week’s Extras

On 12th September, HIH Crown Prince Naruhito met with the ambassador of Republic of Poland who leaves Japan at Crown Prince Residence.

On 12th September, HIH Crown Prince Naruhito met with the New Imperial Guard Officers at Crown Prince Residence.

On 13th September, HIH Princess Hisako of Takamado attended the opening ceremony of the exhibition of Dali took place at The National Art Center.

On 15th September, HM Emperor Akihito and HM Empress Michiko met with the representatives of Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers and the Junior Volunteers of non-Japanese of Japanese descent at Imperial Residence.

On 16th September, HIH Prince Fumihito and HIH Princess Kiko of Akishino visited Fukuoka Prefecture to attend the 27th Award Ceremony of Fukuoka Prize.

On 16th September, HM Emperor Akihito met with the ambassador of Republic of Poland who leaves Japan at Imperial Residence.

From 16th September to 17th September, HIH Princess Hisako of Takamado visited Hokkaido Prefecture to attend the 71st National Rubber-ball Baseball Chmpionships.

On 17th September, HIH Princess Mako of Akishino visited Imperial Palace Sanctuaries, Imperial Residence and the Mausoleums of Emperor Showa and Empress Kojun to report her homecoming.

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Paraguay Visit of Princess Mako Vol.2

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From 6th September to 16th September, HIH Princess Mako of Akishino visited Republic of Paraguay to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the immigration of Japanese.

On 16th September, HIH Princess Mako arrived at Tokyo International Airport.

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Hyogo Visit of Akishino Couple

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On 15th September, HIH Prince Fumihito and HIH Princess Kiko of Akishino visited Hyogo Prefecture to attend the ceremony to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the enactment of Respect-for-the-Aged Day.

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Imperial Visit to Yamagata

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From 10th September to 12th September, HM Emperor Akihito and HM Empress Michiko visited Yamagata Prefecture to attend the 36th National Meeting for the Healthy Ocean.

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This Week’s Extras

On 5th September, HM Emperor Akihito and HM Empress Michiko held the banquet for the new President and Vice-President of House of Councilors and their spouses at Imperial Residence.

On 5th Septemer, HIH Prince Fumihito of Akishino attended the staff meeting of Yamashina Institute for Ornithology took place in Chiba Prefecture. HIH Prince Fumihito is the President of the Institute.

On 6th September, HIH Crown Prince Naruhito met with the foreigners invited by Junior Chamber International Osaka at Crown Prince Residence.

On 6th September, HIH Crown Prince Naruhito met with Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers at Crown Prince Residence.

On 6th September, HIH Princess Kiko and HIH Prince Hisahito of Akishino met with HM Emperor Akihito and HM Empress Michiko at Imperial Residence on the occasion of the birthday of HIH Prince Hisahito.

On 7th September, HM Emperor Akihito attended the Ceremony of the Presentation of Credentials of Republic of Kosovo and Republic of Colombia took place at Imperial Palace.

On 7th September, HIH Princess Hisako of Takamado attended the 39th commendation ceremony of the exhibition of ivory carving and the reception took place in Tokyo.

On 8th September, HM Emperor Akihito attended the Ceremony of the Presentation of Credentials of New Zealand and Republic of Albania took place at Imperial Palace.

From 10th September to 11th September, HIH Prince Fumihito and HIH Princess Kiko of Akishino visited Miyagi Prefecture to attend the 7th Tohoku Children’s Community Building Summit.

On 10th September, HIH Princess Hisako of Takamado attended the 13th induction ceremony of the Japanese Football Hall of Fame took place in Tokyo.

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Paraguay Visit of Princess Mako Vol.1

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On 6th September, HIH Princess Mako of Akishino started official visit to Republic of Paraguay to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the immigration of Japanese to Paraguay.

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On 7th September, HIH Princess Mako arrived at Silvio Pettirossi International Airport.

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On 8th September, HIH Princess Mako met with HE Mr Horacio Cartes, the President of Republic of Paraguay.

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Comeback of Princess Hanako

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From 7th September to 8th September, HIH Princess Hanako of Hitachi visited Hokkaido Prefecture to attend the opening ceremony of the 6th Ikebana Art Exhibition in Hokkaido. HIH Princess Hanako is the Honorary President of Japan Ikebana Art Association.

It was the first appearance of HIH Princess Hanako after the artificial hip joint surgery for the treatment of coxarthrosis in July.

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