Monthly Archives: March 2014

Ise Jingu Visit

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From 25th March to 28th March, HIM Emperor Akihito and HIM Empress Michiko visited Mie Prefecture mainly to visit Ise Jingu Grand Shrine.
When the emperor visits Ise Jingu, the emperor brings the Imperial Regalia (the Sword and the Crystals) from Imperial Palace as customary.

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On 26th March, Their Majesties visited the outer sanctuary and the inner sanctuary of Ise Jingu.

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On 27th March, Their Majesties visited the museum introducing the transfer ceremonies of Gods of Ise Jingu held in October 2013.

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On 28th March, Their Majesties wet back to Tokyo from Ujiyamada Station in Ise City, Mie Prefecture.

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Graduation

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On 26th March, HIH Princess Mako of Akishinonomiya graduated from International Christian University. HIH Princess Mako entered the university in 2010 and majored in art and cultural property.

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World Water Day

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On 21st March, HIH Crown Prince Naruhito attended the anniversary event for The 2014 World Water Day held at The United Nations University in Tokyo and delivered a speech.

Address by His Imperial Highness The Crown Prince at The 2014 World Water Day “The Water-Energy Nexus” (Imperial Household Agency Website)

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Farewell Visit to President of Vietnam

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On 19th March, HIM Emperor Akihito and HIM Empress Michiko made a farewell visit to HE Mr. Truong Tan Sang, President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and his wife at the State Guest House.

Vietnam's President Truong Tan Sang, and his wife Mai Thi Hanh meet Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko during a farewell call by Japan's royal couple at the Akasaka Palace state guest house in Tokyo

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Truong Tan Sang, Mai Thi Hanh, Akihito, Michiko

 

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Graduation

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On 18th March, HIH Princess Aiko of Toshinomiya graduated from Gakushuin elementary school. HIH Crown Prince Naruhito and HIH Crown Princess Masako attended the graduation ceremony.

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President of Vietnam

AS20140317001564_comm On 17th March, HIM Emperor Akihito and HIM Empress Michiko welcomed HE Mr. Truong Tan Sang, President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and his wife as the State Guests at Imperial Palace.

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Vietnam's President Truong Tan Sang, his wife Mai Thi Hanh, Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko attend a welcoming ceremony in Tokyo

Vietnam's President Tan Sang, and his wife Thi Hanh attend a welcoming ceremony with Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo

Vietnamese President Truong and his wife Mai are escorted by Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko during a welcoming ceremony at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo

Vietnam's first lady Thi Hanh walks next to Japan's Empress Michiko during a welcoming ceremony at the Imperial palace in Tokyo

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After the welcoming ceremony at East Garden of Imperial Palace, Their Majesties met with them inside Imperial Palace.

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At the evening, Their Majesties held the Imperial Banquet for them at Imperial Palace.

Truong Tan Sang, Mai Thi Hanh, Akihito, Michiko

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Distinguished Medical Contributor

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On 14th March, HIM Emperor Akihito and HIM Empress Michiko met with the recipients of the Award for Distinguished Medical Care at Imperial Palace.

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Shimane Visit

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From 13th March to 14th March, HIH Princess Kiko of Akishinonomiya visited Shimane Prefecture mainly to attend The 65th National Assembly of Prevention of Tuberculosis. HIH Princess Kiko is the President of Japan Anti-Tuberculosis Association.
During the visit, HIH Princess Kiko visited Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine in Izumo City. It was the first time for her to visit Izumo Taisha since 1994.

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President of Somalia

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On 13th March, HIM Emperor Akihito met with HE Mr. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, the president of Federal Republic of Somalia at Imperial Residence.

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Supporting Orphans of Earthquake

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On 13th March, HIH Prince Fumihito and HIH Princess Mako of Akishinonomiya visited Sendai Rainbow House in  Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture. Sendai Rainbow House is the support center for the children orphaned by Great East Japan Earthquake occurred on 11th March 2011.

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