Monthly Archives: October 2016

This Week’s Extras

From 23rd October to 24th October, HIH Princess Hisako and HIH Princess Ayako of Takamado visited Iwate Prefecture to attend the closing ceremony of National Sports Festival for Disabled.

On 24th October, HIH Prince Fumihito and HIH Princess Kiko of Akishino attended the welcoming reception of the 57th Convention of Nikkei and Japanese Abroad took place in Tokyo.

On 24th October, HIH Princess Hanako of Hitachi attended Festival Latinoamericano 2016 Charity Basaar took place in Tokyo. HIH Princess Hanako is the Honorary President of Japanese and Latin American Women’s Association.

On 25th October, HIH Crown Prince Naruhito met with the participants of Seminar on National Government Administration for Senior Officials at Crown Prince Residence.

On 25th October, HIH Prince Masahito and HIH Princess Hanako of Hitachi attended the annual banquet of Japan-Sweden Society. HIH Prince Masahito is the Honorary President of Japan-Sweden Society.

On 25th October, HIH Princess Hisako of Takamado attended the luncheon of the support association of Japan Red Cross Society took place in Tokyo. On that day, HIH Princess Hisako attended the Annual Convention of Japanese Red Cross Society Tokyo Branch. HIH Princess Hisako is the Honorary Vice President of Japanese Red Cross Society.

On 25th October, HIH Princess Hisako of Takamado attended the commendation ceremony of Japan Women’s Football League took place in Tokyo. HIH Princess Hisako is the Honorary President of Japan Football Association.

On 26th October, HIH Crown Prince Naruhito met with the exemplary older people at Crown Prince Residence.

On 26th October, HIH Crown Prince Naruhito met with the ambassadors of Republic of Panama, The Republic of the Sudan, Republic of Zambia, Kingdom of Thailand and Republic of South Africa at Crown Prince Residence.

On 26th October, HIH Princess Hisako of Takamado attended the opening ceremony of the 35th JAPANTEX2016 took place in Tokyo.

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Tottori Visit of Princess Mako

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From 29th October to 30th October, HIH Princess Mako of Akishino visited Tottori Prefecture to attend the Art Festa for Disabled 2016.

Photo from Asahi


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Encoffinment of Prince Mikasa

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On 28th October, the rite of placing the body of Prince Mikasa in the coffin took place at Mikasanomiya Residence.

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Prince Mikasa Passed Away

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On 27th October, HIH Prince Takahito of Mikasa, the uncle of HM Emperor Akihito, passed away at the age of 100.

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On that day, Their Majesties the Emperor and the Empress and the other members of Imperial Family visited Mikasanomiya Residence.

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Their Majesties

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HIH Crown Prince Naruhito and HIH Crown Princess Masako

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HIH Prince Fumihito and HIH Princess Kiko of Akishino

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HIH Princess Mako and HIH Princess Kako of Akishino

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HIH Prince Masahito of Hitachi

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HIH Princess Hanako of Hitachi

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HIH Princess Nobuko, the daughter-in-law of Prince Mikasa

Photo from Mainichi1, 2 and Asahi


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Kyoto Visit of Imperial Couple

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From 23rd October to 26th October, HM Emperor Akihito and HM Empress Michiko visited Kyoto Prefecture to attend the opening ceremony of the 40th World Congress of the International College of Surgeons.

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On 23rd October, Their Majesties attended the tea party held by the staffs of Imperial Household Agency Kyoto Brunch took place at Kyoto Imperial Palace in Kyoto City.

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On 24th October, Their Majesties visited Kyoto National Museum to see the exhibition of Ryoma Sakamoto.

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On 24th October, Their Majesties attended the opening ceremony of the 40th World Congress of the International College of Surgeons took place in Kyoto City.

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On 25th October, Their Majesties visited Shimogamo Shrine and Kamigamo Shrine in Kyoto City.

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On 26th October, Their Majesties visited Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine to inspect the regenerative medicine of visual function.

Photo from Sankei1, 2, Yomiuri and Asahi1, 2, 3, 4


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Shizuoka Visit of Akishino Couple

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On 25th October, HIH Prince Fumihito and HIH Princess Kiko of Akishino visited Shizuoka Prefecture.
Their Imperial Highnesses visited Shizuoka City Toro Museum and Shizuoka Saiseikai Meidcal and Welfare Center in Shizuoka City.
HIH Prince Fumihito is the President of Social Welfare Organization Saiseikai Imperial Gift Foundation.

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Kagawa Visit of Princess Nobuko

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From 21st October to 23rd October, HIH Princess Nobuko of Mikasa visited Kagawa Prefecture to visit Setouchi Triennale 2016.
On 22nd October, HIH Princess Nobuko visited National Leprosy Sanatorium in Takamatsu City.

Photo from Yomiuri


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This Week’s Extras

On 17th October, HM Emperor Akihito and HM Empress Michiko met with Mr Andre Cox, General of The Salvation Army and his wife at Imperial Residence.

On 17th October, HM Emperor Akihito and the other members of Imperial Family attended Kanname-sai took place at Imperial Palace Sanctuaries. In this ceremony held at Kashikodokoro, new crops are offered to the gods as thanks. In the morning, His Majesty offers prayers of worship to Ise Shrine at the Shinkaden.

On 17th October, HIH Crown Prince Naruhito met with the people awarded by Japan Foundation at Crown Prince Residence.

On 18th October, HIH Princess Nobuko of Mikasa attended the Autumn Memorial Service for Unknown War Dead took place at Chidorigafuchi National Cemetery in Tokyo.

On 21st October, HIH Princess Hisako of Takamado attended the Autumn Gagaku Recital of Imperial Household Agency Music Department took place at Imperial Palace.

On 21st and 22nd October, HIH Princess Hisako of Takamado attended World Forum on Sport and Culture took place in Tokyo.

On 22nd October, HIH Prince Masahito and HIH Princess Hanako of Hitachi attended the ceremony to celebrate the 50th anniversary of International Cancer Congress took place in Kanagawa Prefecture.

On 23rd October, HIH Princess Yoko of Mikasa attended the 41st Welfare Sports Festival took place in Tokyo.

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Iwate Visit of Crown Prince

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From 21st October to 23rd October, HIH Crown Prince Naruhito visited Iwate Prefecture to attend the opening ceremony of the 16th National Sports Festival for People with Disabilities.

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On 23rd October, HIH Crown Prince Naruhito visited Chuson-ji Temple in Hiraizumi Town.

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Photo from Asahi and Sankei


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Saga Visit of Princess Mako

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From 21st October to 22nd October, HIH Princess Mako of Akishino visited Saga Prefecture to attend the Ceremony to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Arita Ware.

Photo from Sankei


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