On 30th September, HIH Prince Fumihito and HIH Princess Kiko of Akishino deaprted for official visit to Republic of Guatemala and United Mexican States.
In Mexico, Their Imperial HIghnesses are going to attend the ceremony to mark the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Hasekura’s mission (the first Japanese diplomatic legation that reached what was then New Spain) at the Pacific port of Acapulco.
In Japan, third Monday of September is the national holiday named Respect-for-the-Aged Day. On 30th September, HIM Emperor Akihito and HIM Empress Michiko visited lifelong learning class for elderly people in Tokyo after Respect-for-the-Aged Day.
Their Majesties had visited elderly facilities every year since 1992.
On 29th September, HIM Emperor Akihito attended the opening ceremony of the 187th Extraordinary Diet Session held at the Diet Building.
On 26th September, HIH Crown Prince Naruhito attended the welcoming reception of International Youth Conference held in Tokyo.
On 26th September, HIM Emperor Akihito harvested rice inside Imperial Palace. His Majesty planted the rice by himself in May.
The rice grew by His Majesty will be used for imperial religious ceremonies of thanksgiving.
From 24th September to 25th September, HIM Emperor Akihito and HIM Empress Michiko visited Aomori Prefecture privately.
On 24th September, Their Majesties visited Hachinohe City affected by the Tsunami caused by Great East Japan Earthquake occurred on 11th March 2011.
On 25th September, Their Majesties enjoyed apple picking in Kuroiwa City.
On 17th September, HIH Princess Mako of Akishino took off for United Kingdom. HIH Princess Mako will study museology at Graduate Collage of University of Leicester for a year.
On 15th September, HIH Princess Kiko and HIH Princess Kako of Akishino attended the opening ceremony of the 20th International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect held in Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture.
HIH Princess Kako
On 15th September, the memorial for Prince Katsura was held at Toshimagaoka Imperial Cemetery. The ceremony commemorated that 100 days had passed since Prince Katsura passed away on 8th June.
HIH Princess Akiko of Mikasa
HIH Crown Prince Naruhito and HIH Crown Princess Masako
On 18th September, HIH Prince Fumihito and HIH Princess Kiko of Akishino attended the 25th Award Ceremony of Fukuoka Prize (Fukuoka Asian Culture Prize) held in Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture.