UN Special Thematic Session on Water and Disasters

On 20th July, the Keynote Lecture by HIH Crown Prince Naruhito was delivered via video at the United Nations Special Thematic Session on Water and Disasters took place at United Nations Headquarters in United States.

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Sea Festa

From 18th July to 19th July, HIH Prince Fumihito and HIH Princess Kiko of Akishino visited Hyogo Prefecture to attend the 14th Sea Festa.

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Marine Day

On 17th July, HM Emperor Akihito and HM Empress Michiko visited Yokohama Port in Kanagawa Prefecture to see Sail Training Ship NIPPON MARU and Yokohama Port Museum.
The Third Monday in July is Marine Day, the national holiday in Japan.

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Akita Visit of Crown Prince Couple

From 11th July to 12nd July, HIH Crown Prince Naruhito and HIH Crown Princess Masako visited Akita Prefecture to attend the 53rd National Convention on Blood Donation Promotion.

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Supporting self-reliance of the Disabled

On 11th July, HIH Princess Yoko of Mikasa attended the screening meeting and the presentation ceremony of the Prize to support self-reliance of handicapped people took place in Miyagi Prefecture.

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Ireland Visit of Princess Takamado

From 5th July to 11th July, HIH Princess Hisako of Takamado visited Ireland to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations between Japan and Ireland.

On 7th July, HIH Princess Hisako met with HE Mr Michael D Higgins, the President of Ireland and the First Lady.

Photo from Uachtaran na hEireann, Embassy of Japan in Ireland, Twitter and Getty


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Supporting Universal Design

On 10th July, HIH Princess Yoko of Mikasa attended the the Seminar of IAUD (International Association for Universal Design) took place in Tokyo. HIH Princess Yoko is the President of IAUD.

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Welfare commissioners

On 9th July, HM Emperor Akihito and HM Empress Michiko attended the Ceremony to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the system of Welfare commissioners took place in Tokyo.

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Factory Visit

On 7th July, HM Emperor Akihito visited the factory of ZEON in Kanagawa Prefecture. ZEON mainly produces synthetic rubbers, synthetic latices, chemicals.

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Supporting Braille Music Users

On 1st Junly, HM Empress Michiko attended the meeting of Japan Association of Braille Music Users took place at Japan Braille Library in Tokyo. Japan Association of Braille Music Users was establised in 2005 based on the donation from HM Empress Michiko.

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