On 31st January, HIM Emperor Akihito and HIM Empress Michiko visited Job Support Center of Resort Trust Co., Ltd in Tokyo. The center provides handicapped people with training and employment assistance.
Their Majesties visit facilities for handicapped people around Disabled People’s Week every year.
On 26th January, HIH Prince Masahito and HIH Princess Hanako of Hitachinomiya visited Fukui Prefecture and attended the opening ceremony of the 64th Chubu Region Ski Championship of Japan held in Katsuyama City.
On 25th January, HIH Prince Fumihito and HIH Princess Kiko of Akishinonomiya left Japan from Narita International Airport for official visit to Republic of Peru and Argentine Republic.
They will attend the ceremonies commemorating 140th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Peru and the 50th anniversary of the effectuation of immigration agreement between Japan and Argentina. They will return home on 5th February.
On 24th January, HIM Emperor Akihito and HIM Empress Michiko met with the winners of Emperor’s Trophy for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries at the North Hall of Imperial Palace.
On 24th January, HIM Emperor Akihito attended the opening ceremony of the 186th Ordinary Diet Session at Diet.
On 23rd January, HIH Princess Kiko of Akishinonomiya attended the opening ceremony of Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival 2014 held at Tokyo Dome.
On 23rd January, HIH Crown Prince Naruhito delivered a lecture about historical resourses of the Middle Ages at Gakushuin Women’s College in Tokyo. HIH Crown Prince Naruhito is the visiting researcher of The Gakushuin University Museum of History.
On 20th January, HIH Prince Fumihito and HIH Princess Kiko of Akishinonomiya attended the organizing ceremony of Japanese delegation for Sochi 2014 Olympics held in Tokyo.
On 17th January, HIH Prince Fumihito and HIH Princess Kiko of Akishinonomiya attended the 54th Central Conference for National Campaign for Traffic Safety held in Tokyo.
On 15th January, the annual ceremony of New Year’s Poetry Reading (Utakai Hajime) was held at Imperial Palace.
About the Ceremony of New Year’s Poetry Reading (Imperial Household Agency Website)
Waka Poems by Their Majesties and Their Imperial Highnesses Crown Prince and Princess (Imperial Household Agency Website)
HIM Empress Michiko, HIH Princess Kiko, HIH Princess Hanako, HIH Princess Akiko, HIH Princess Hisako and HIH Princess Noriko