Monthly Archives: January 2015

Kanto Tokai Flower Exhibition

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On 30th January, HIH Princess Kiko and HIH Princess Kako of Akishino visited the 64th Kanto Tokai Flower Exhibition took place in Tokyo.
HIH Princess Tsuguko of Takamado also visited the exhibiton.

Photo from Yomiuri

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Osaka Visit of Akishinonomiya

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From 29th January to 30th January, HIH Prince Fumihito of Akishino visited Osaka Prefecture.

On 29th January, HIH Prince Fumihito attended the annual workshop of Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums took place in Osaka City as the President of the association.
On 30th January, HIH Prince Fumihito visited Osaka Aquarium KAIYUKAN in Osaka City.

Photo from Sankei

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Anniversary Exhibition in Kyoto

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On 29th January, HIH Princess Akiko of Mikasa who lives in Kyoto Prefecture visited the special exhibition of Their Majesties Emperor and Empress marking the 80th birthday of both HIM Emperor Akihito and HIM Empress Michiko took place at Kyoto Takashimaya Department Store in Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture.
The same exhibition took place in Tokyo in October and several members of Imperial Family already visited.

Photo from Mainichi

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Supporting Leprosy

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On 28th January, HIM Emperor Akihito and HIM Empress Michiko met with the former leprosy patients of Japan, India, United States, Phillipines, Ethiopia and Indonesia at Imperial Residence. Those people are visiting Japan on the occasion of releasing Global Appeal 2015 calling for an end to the discrimination that people affected by leprosy continue to face in many parts of the world.
Their Majesties have continuously cared about leprosy patients for a long time.

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Photo from Sankei

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Exhibition of Calligraphy

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On 28th January, HIH Princess Kako of Akishino visited the Exhibition of Calligraphy named “Exhibiton of 100 Contemporary Female Calligraphers” took place at Nihonbashi Takashimaya Department Store in Tokyo.

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Photo from Mainichi

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Hokkaido Visit of Princess Akiko

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From 24th January to 27th January, HIH Princess Akiko of Mikasa visited Hokkaido Prefecture to watch FIS Ski Jumping World Cup Sapporo took place in Sapporo City. HIH Princess Akiko attended the medal ceremony.

Photo from Getty Images

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Toyama Visit of Hitachinomiya

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From 25th January to 26th January, HIH Prince Masahito and HIH Princess Hanako of Hitachi visited Toyama Prefecture to attend the opening ceremony of the 65th Chubu Region Ski Championship of Japan took place in Nanto City.

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Photo from Asahi and Hokkoku Shimbun

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Condolence Visit to Saudi Arabia

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From 25th January to 26th January, HIH Crown Prince Naruhito visited Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to make a call of condolence for HM King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud who passed away on 23rd January.
HIH Crown Prince Naruhito and HIH Crown Princess Masako visited Saudi Arabia in 1994 and met with HM King Abdullah as Crown Prince. Their Imperial Highnesses also met with HM King Abdullah in Japan in 1998.

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The 189th Ordinary Diet Session

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On 26th January, HIM Emperor Akihito attended the opening ceremony of the 189th Ordinary Diet Session. The Diet is expected to stay in session until 24th June.

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Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival

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On 22nd January, HIH Princess Kiko and HIH Princess Kako of Akishino attended the opening ceremony of Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival 2015 took place at Tokyo Dome.

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