Monthly Archives: May 2017

Cocoon Harvest

On 31st May, HM Empress Michiko harvested the silkworm cocoons at the Cocoonery inside Imperial Palace.

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Children’s Facility

On 31st May, HIH Crown Prince Naruhito visited the Children’s Facility in Tokyo.

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Unknown War Dead

On 29th May, HIH Prince Masahito and HIH Princess Hanako of Hitachi attended the Memorial Service for the Unknown War Dead took place at Chidorigafuchi National Cemetery in Tokyo.

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Imperial Visit to Toyama

From 27th May to 29th May, HM Emperor Akihito and HM Empress Michiko visited Toyama Prefecture to attend the 68th National Tree-Planting Festival.

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Red Cross Society

On 25th May, HM Empress Michiko, the Honorary President of Japanese Red Cross Society attended the National Convention of Japanese Red Cross Society took place in Tokyo.
HIH Princess Kiko of Akishino, HIH Princess Nobuko of Mikasa and HIH Princess Hisako of Takamado as the Honorary Vice Presidents of the Society also attended the Convention.

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Kochi Visit of Prince Akishino

From 23rd May to 24th May, HIH Prince Fumihito of Akishino visited Kochi Prefecture to attend the General Meeting of Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
HIH Prince Fumihito is the President of the Association.

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Tradition of Emperor & Empress

On 22nd May, HM Emperor Akihito transplanted rice seedlings at the rice field inside Imperial Palace.

On that day, HM Empress Michiko fed silkworms with mulberry leaves at the cocoonery inside Imperial Palace.

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Pritzker Architecture Prize

On 20th May, HM Emperor Akihito and HM Empress Michiko attended the Award Ceremony of the Pritzker Architecture Prize took place in Tokyo.

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President of Argentina

On 20th May, HM Emperor Akihito and HM Empress Michiko met with HE Mr Mauricio MACRI, President of the Argentine Republic and the First Lady at Imperial Residence.

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Hokkaido Visit of Princess Akishino

From 18th May to 19th May, HIH Princess Kiko of Akishino visited Hokkaido Prefecture to attend the National Convention of Japan Anti-Tuberculosis Association as the President of the Association.

On 18th May, HIH Princess Kiko visited the school for physically handicapped or mentally retarded children in Sapporo City.

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