On 5th January, HIH Crown Prince Naruhito met with the ambassador of Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia who leaves Japan at Crown Prince Residence.
From 5th to 6th January, HIH Princess Yoko of Mikasa visited Tochigi Prefecture to attend the 88th Japan Students Ice Sports Championships.
On 7th January, the members of Imperial Family attended the memorial service for late Emperor Showa (1902-1989) took place at Imperial Palace Sanctuaries.
On that day, HIH Prince Fumihito and HIH Princess Kiko of Akishino visited the mausoleum of Emperor Showa.
On 9th January, HIH Princess Hanako of Hitachi attended the commendation ceremony and the celebration of Japan Equestrian Federation took place in Tokyo.
On 10th January, HIH Princess Hisako of Takamado attended the 15th music contest of foreign students and the exchange party took place in Tokyo.