Monthly Archives: April 2014

Turkey Visit

From 23rd April to 30th April, HIH Princess Akiko of Mikasanomiya visited Republic of Turkey. On 27th April, HIH Princess Akiko attended the memorial concert for Prince Tomohito of Mikasanomiya (1946-2012)  held by the Turkish government.

Prince Tomohito was the former president of Japan-Turkey Society and HIH Princess Akiko succeeded to the position.

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On 27th April, HIH Princess Akiko met with HE Mr Ömer Çelik, Minister of Culture and Tourism.

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On 28th April, HIH Princess Akiko visited KAMAN Archeology Museum and KALEHÖYÜK Japanese Garden

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Ueno Royal Museum Grand Prize Exhibition

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On 30th April, HIH Prince Masahito of Hitachinomiya attended the award ceremony of The 32th Ueno Royal Museum Grand Prize Exhibition held in Tokyo. HIH Prince Masahito is the President of Japan Art Association.

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Atlas of Exfoliative Cytology

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On 27th April, HIH Prince Fumihito and HIH Princess Kiko of Akishinonomiya attended the ceremony commemorating the 60th anniversary of the publication of Atlas of Exfoliative Cytology written by Dr. George Papanicolaou held in Tokyo.

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GAGAKU Concert

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On 26th April, HIM Emperor Akihito and HIM Empress Michiko attended the GAGAKU Concert of Imperial Household Agency Music Department.

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GAGAKU performed by Imperial Household Agency Music Department is registered on the intangible cultural heritage list of UNESCO.

 

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MIDORI Prize

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On 25th April, HIM Emperor Akihito and HIM Empress Michiko attended the 8th Ceremony of awarding the MIDORI Prize held in Tokyo.

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Farewell Visit to President Obama

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On 25th April, HIM Emperor Akihito and HIM Empress Michiko made a farewell visit to The Honorable Barack H. Obama, President of the United States of America at Hotel Okura.

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President of United States

AS20140424001474_comm On 24th April, HIM Emperor Akihito and HIM Empress Michiko welcomed The Honorable Barack H. Obama, President of the United States of America as the State Guest at Imperial Palace. HIH Crown Prince Naruhito also attended the welcoming ceremony.

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The Welcoming ceremony at Imperial Palace

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The Imperial Audience

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At the evening, Their Majesties hold the Imperial Banquet at Imperial Palace.

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Hitachinomiya visited Meiji Jingu

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On 22nd April, HIH Prince Masahito and HIH Princess Hanako of Hitachinomiya visited Meiji Jingu commemorating the 100th anniversary of the death of Empress Shoken.

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National Youth Council of Shintoism

1399221307615On 22nd April, HIH Princess Hisako of Takamadonomiya attended the ceremony commemorating the 65th anniversary of the establishment of The National Youth Council of Shintoism.

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Akishinonomiya visited Meiji Jingu

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On 18th April, HIH Prince Fumihito, HIH Princess Kiko and HIH Princess Mako of Akishinonomiya visited Meiji Jingu commemorating the 100th anniversary of the death of Empress Shoken.

Their Majesties and HIH Crown Prince Naruhito also visited Meiji Jingu on 2nd April.

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