Monthly Archives: June 2016

Bologna Illustrators Exhibition

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On 30th June, HIH Princess Kiko of Akishino attended the ceremony to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Bologna Illustrators Exhibition took place in Tokyo.

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Imperial Couple visited Prince Mikasa

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On 30th June, HM Emperor Akihito and HM Empress Michiko visited St Luke’s International Hospital in Tokyo to met with HIH Prince Takahito of Mikasa.
HIH Prince Takahito who is 100 years old has been in the hospital since 16th May due to acute pneumonia and the decline in cardiac function.

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HIH Princess Yuriko of Mikasa

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Japan Academy Prize

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On 27th June, HM Emperor Akihito and HM Empress Michiko attended the 106th Award Ceremony of Japan Academy Prizes took place at Japan Academy Hall in Tokyo.

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After the ceremony, Their Majesties held the tea party for the recipients of the Prizes at Imperial Palace.
HIH Crown Prince Naruhito and HIH Prince Fumihito and HIH Princess Kiko of Akishino attended the tea party.

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Fukuoka Visit of Princess Nobuko

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From 25th June to 27th June, HIH Princess Nobuko of Mikasa visited Fukuoka Prefecture to attend the 99th Lions Clubs International Convention. On 27th June, HIH Princess Nobuko visited Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine in Dazaifu City.

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This Week’s Extras

From 20th June to 22nd June, HM Emperor Akihito and HM Empress Michiko visited Imperial Stock Farm in Tochigi Prefecture in order to recuperate.

On 21st June, HIH Prince Fumihito and HIH Princess Kiko of Akishino attended the award ceremony of the 18th Japan Water Prize and Stockholm Junior Water Prize took place at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo.

On 21st June, HIH Prince Fumihito and HIH Princess Kiko of Akishino attended the annual general meeting of The Japan-Netherlands Society and the reception took place at Hotel Okura Tokyo.

On 21st June, HIH Princess Nobuko of Mikasa met with the ambassador of Republic of Austria and his spouse who leave Japan at Princess Nobuko’s Residence.

On 23rd June, HM Emperor Akihito and HM Empress Michiko met with the officers of the Imperial Guards awarded for their long service at Imperial Residence.

On 23rd June, HM Emperor Akihito and HM Empress Michiko met with the new ambassadors to Kyrgyz Republic, Spain and Republic of Tajikistan and their spouses at Imperial Residence.

On 23rd June, HIH Prince Fumihito of Akishino attended the staff meeting of Yamashina Institute for Ornithology took place in Chiba Prefecture.

On 24th June, HM Emperor Akihito and HM Empress Michiko met with the ambassador of Republic of the Philippines and his spouse who leave Japan at Imperial Residence.

On 25th June, HM Emperor Akihito and HM Empress Michiko watched the rugby match took place in Tokyo.

From 25th and 26th June, HIH Prince Fumihito of Akishino attended the 14th Academic Meeting of The Society of Biosophia Studies took place in Tokyo.

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Bird Photo Exhibition

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On 25th June, HIH Princess Hisako of Takamado attended the opening ceremony of the exhibition of the bird photos which HIH Princess Hisako had taken took place in Izumo City, Shimane Prefecture.
HIH Princess Hisako is the Honorary President of BirdLife International.

Ms Noriko Senge (the second daughter of HIH Princess Hisako) and HIH Princess Ayako (the third daughter of HIH Princess Hisako) also visited the exhibition.

Photo from Mainichi


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Iwate Visit of Crown Prince Couple

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From 20th June to 21st June, HIH Crown Prince Naruhito and HIH Crown Princess Masako visited Iwate Prefecture to inspect reconstruction work carried out since the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami devastated the area in 2011.

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Netsuke Exhibition

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On 20th June, HIH Princess Hisako of Takamado attended the opening ceremony of the exhibition of the Netsuke Collection of Takamado Family took place in Suzaka City, Nagano Prefecture.

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Kochi Visit of Princess Akiko

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On 19th June, HIH Princess Akiko of Mikasa delivered a lecture to commemorate the publication of her new book “Soul of Japanese Beauty” in Kochi City, Kochi Prefecture.

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This Week’s Extras

On 14th June, HM Emperor Akihito and HIH Prince Fumihito of Akishino attended the luncheon with the Head of Board of Audit, President of National Personnel Authority, the Chairman of Fair Trade Commission and the Chairman of Nuclear Regulation Authority took place at Imperial Palace.

On 15th June, HIH Crown Prince Naruhito met with the ambassador of Swiss Confederation and Independent State of Samoa at Crown Prince Residence.

On 15th June, HIH Prince Masahito and HIH Princess Hanako of Hitachi attended the Annual Commendation Ceremony of Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation took place at Hotel Okura Tokyo.
HIH Prince Masahito is the President of Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation.

On 16th June, the members of Imperial Family attended the memorial service for late Empress Kojun (1903-2000) took place at Imperial Palace Sanctuaries.
HIH Prince Fumihito and HIH Princess Kiko of Akishino attended the ceremony took place at the Mausoleum of Empress Kojun.

On 16th June, HIH Princess Hisako of Takamado attended the Centennial Congress of the Japanese Society of Legal Medicine took place in Tokyo.

From 16th June to 17th June, HIH Prince Fumihito of Akishino visited Nagano Prefecture to attend the 51st General Meeting of Japan Association of Botanical Gardens.
HIH Prince Fumihito is the President of Japan Association of Botanical Gardens.

On 17th June, HIH Prince Fumihito attended the meeting with the trustees of Yamashina Institute of Ornithology took place in Tokyo.
HIH Prince Fumihito is the President of Yamashina Institute of Ornithology.

On 17th June, HIH Princess Hanako of Hitachi attended the send-off party for the team of the atheletes of equestrian event for the 31st Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro took place at Hotel Okura Tokyo.
HIH Princess Hanako is the Honorary President of Japan Equestrian Federation.

On 18th June, HIH Princess Akiko of Mikasa visited Miyagi Prefecture to attend the symposium of Welfare Association Arinomamasya.

On 19th June, HIH Princess Hisako of Takamado attended the send-off party for the team of the atheletes of fencing for the 31st Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro took place in Tokyo.
HIH Princess Hisako is the Honorary President of Japanese Fencing Federation.


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