Monthly Archives: May 2016

Special Tanner Lecture

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On 18th May, HM Empress Michiko attended the reception of Special Tanner Lecture took place at Ochanomizu University in Tokyo.

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President of Ghana

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On 18th May, HM Emperor Akihito and HM Empress Michiko met with HE Mr John Dramani Mahama, President of the Republic of Ghana and the First Lady at Imperial Residence.

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Italy Visit of Akishino Couple Vol.2

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From 10th May to 17th May, HIH Prince Fumihito and HIH Princess Kiko of Akishino visited Italian Republic to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations between Japan and Italy. On 14th May, Their Imperial Highnesses visited Firenze.

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On 16th May, Their Imperial Highnesses visited Basilica di San Pietro in Vaticano and Cappella Sistina. Their Imperial Highnesses also visited Istituto Giapponese di Cultura in Roma to see the exhibition to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations between Japan and Italy.

On 17th May, Their Imperial Highnesses came back to Japan.

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This Week’s Extras

On 9th May, HIH Prince Fumihito and HIH Princess Kiko of Akishino visited Imperial Palace Sanctuaries prior to the official visit to Italian Republic.

On 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th May, HM Emperor Akihito met with the recipients of the Decorations and the Medals at Imperial Palace.

On 12th May, HM Emperor Akihito and HM Empress Michiko met with Mr KOVER Laszlo, the Chairman of the National Assembly of Hungary and his wife at Imperial Residence.

On 12th May, HIH Princess Nobuko of Mikasa attended the Opening Ceremony of the 18th International Roses & Gardening Show took place in Tokorozawa City, Saitama Prefecture. Movie>

On 12th May, HIH Princess Akiko of Mikasa attended the Opening Ceremony of the 37th National Junior Tennis Championships took place in Kashiwa City, Chiba Prefecture.

On 14th May, HIH Princess Mako of Akishino attended the 26th Forest and Flower Festival took place in Tokyo.

On 15th May, HIH Princess Yoko of Mikasa attended the Opening Ceremony of the 37th National Junior Tennis Championships took place in Kashiwa City, Chiba Prefecture.

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Italy Visit of Akishino Couple Vol.1

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On 10th May, HIH Prince Fumihito and HIH Princess Kiko of Akishino started the official visit to Italian Republic commemorating the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations between Japan and Italy.
They will come back to Japan on 17th May.

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On 11th May, Their Imperial Highnesses met with HE Mr Matteo Renzi, Prime Minister of Italian Republic.

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On that day, Their Imperial Highnesses attended the ceremony to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations between Japan and Italy.

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At the evening, Their Imperial Highnesses attended the lighting ceremony of Colosseo.

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On 12th May, Their Imperial Highnesses met with His Holiness Pope Francis in the Vatican.

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Photo from Chunichi Shimbun, Yomiuri, Mainichi, Governo Italiano, Asahi and Sankei


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Prime Minister of Kuwait

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On 13th May, HM Emperor Akihito met with HH Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Prime Minister of the State of Kuwait at Imperial Residence.

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Internatioal Karuizawa Tennis Tournament

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On 12th May, HM Emperor Akihito and HM Empress Michiko attended the ceremony to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the establishment of Internatioal Karuizawa Tennis Tournament took place in Tokyo.

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Osaka Visit of Princess Hitachi

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From 10th May to 11th May, HIH Princess Hanako of Hitachi visited Osaka Prefecture to attend the opening ceremony of the 49th Japan Ikebana Art Exhibition.
HIH Princess Hanako is the Honorary President of Japan Ikebana Art Association.

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Spring Conferment of Order

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On 10th May, HM Emperor Akihito attended the conferment ceremony of the Order took place at Imperial Palace.

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World Gardening Fair

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On 3rd May, HIH Princess Hisako of Takamado attended the opening ceremony of the 16th Annual World Gardening Fair took place at Hotel Okura in Tokyo.

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