Monthly Archives: August 2014

Sign Language Speech Contest

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On 30th August, HIH Princess Mako of Akishino attended the 31st Sign Language Speech Contest for Senior High School Students held in Tokyo.

HIH Princess Mako delivered a speech using sign language for the first time.

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JAPAN DIY HOMECENTER SHOW

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On 28th August, HIH Princess Hisako of Takamado attended the opening ceremony of JAPAN DIY HOMECENTER SHOW 2014 held in Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture.

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HIH Princess Hisako sharpened a knife diring the SHOW

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Amateur Junior Football League

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On 18th June, HIH Princess Hisako of Takamado watched the matches of the 28th Amateur Junior Football League held in Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture.
HIH Princess Hisako is the Honorary President of Japan Football Association.

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Memorial for Tsushima Maru

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On 16th August, HIH Prince Fumihito, HIH Princess Kiko, HIH Princess Mako, HIH Princess Kako and HIH Prince Hisahito of Akishino attended the memorial gathering for the victims of the  tragedy of Tsushima Maru held in Tokyo.

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Tsushima Maru was a Japanese passenger/cargo ship that was sunk by the submarine USS Bowfin during World War II, while carrying hundreds of schoolchildren from Okinawa to Kagoshima. On 27th June, Their Majesties visited Tsushima Maru memorial in Okinawa Prefecture.

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Anniversary of the End of World War II

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On 15th August, HIM Emperor Akihito and HIM Empress Michiko attended the National memorial service for all the war dead held at Nihon Budokan.
Their Majesties attend the ceremony every year and His Majesty gives a memorial address.

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Inter-high school championships

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On 1st August, HIH Crown Prince Naruhito attended the opening ceremony of  Inter-high school championships held in Tokyo.

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On 3rd August, HIH Crown Prince Naruhito, HIH Crown Princess Masako and HIH Princess Aiko wateched the matches of women’s soccer and men’s volley ball. It is the first time for HIH Princess Aiko to watch the games of Inter-high school championships.

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