Category Archives: 未分類

Kagoshima Visit of Prince Akishino

From 17th May to 18th May, HIH Prince Fumihito of Akishino visited Kagoshima Prefecture to attend the General Meeting of JAZA (Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums) as the President of the association.

Photo from goo


Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under 未分類

Pacific Islands Leaders

On 17th May, HM Emperor Akihito and HM Empress Michiko held the tea party for the Pacific Islands Leaders who attend the 8th PALM (Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting) at Imperial Palace.
HIH Crown Prince Naruhito and the other members of Imperial Family also attended the tea party.

Photo from Sankei


Leave a comment

Filed under 未分類

Final as the Empress

On 16th May, HM Empress Michiko, the Honorary President of Japanese Red Cross Society attended the Annual Convention of the Society took place in Tokyo.
HIH Crown Princess Masako, HIH Princess Kiko of Akishino, HIH Princess Nobuko of Mikasa and HIH Princess Hisako of Takamado, the Honorary Vice-Presidents of the Society also attended the Convention.

It became the last time for HM Empress MIchiko to attend the Convention as the Empress. HM Empress Michiko became the Honorary Vice-President of the Society as the Crown Princess right after she got married to HM Emperor Akihito in 1959 and became the Honorary President of the Society as the Empress in 1989. HM Empress Michiko has engaged in various activities of Japanese Red Cross Society for about 60 years.

At last, HM Empress Michiko introduced HIH Crown Princess Masako as the next Honorary President of the Society.

Photo from Mainichi, Nikkei, Asahi and Kyodo


Leave a comment

Filed under 未分類

Prime Minister of Samoa

On 16th May, HM Emperor Akihito and HM Empress Michiko met with HE Mr Tuilaepa Fatialofa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi, Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of the Independent State of Samoa and his wife.

Photo from Sankei


Leave a comment

Filed under 未分類

Japan-Korea Economic Parties Conference

On 15th May, HIH Princess Hisako of Takamado attended the opening ceremony of the 50th Japan-Korea Economic Parties Conference took place in Tokyo.

Photo from Sankei


Leave a comment

Filed under 未分類

Crown Princess Masako inherits the Tradition of Empress

On 13th May, HIH Crown Princess Masako visited Imperial Cocoonery inside Imperial Palace with HIH Crown Prince Naruhito and HIH Princess Aiko to receive a lecture about the sericulture from HM Empress Michiko. HM Emperor Akihito also attended the lecture.
The Imperial tradition of sericulture has been continued by Empresses. HIH Crown Princess Masako has expressed her hope to inherit the Imperial tradition of sericulture from HM Empress Michiko after the abdication of HM Emperor Akihito on 30th April, 2019.
After the lecture, they had lunch together at Imperial Residence.

Crown Princess Masako hopes to inherit Imperial sericulture tradition

Text from Japan Times

Crown Princess Masako has expressed her hope to inherit the Imperial tradition of sericulture from Empress Michiko, Imperial Household Agency sources said Thursday.
Crown Prince Naruhito, Crown Princess Masako and Princess Aiko – their only child – are set to visit the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Sunday and view a sericulture facility at the palace with the Imperial couple, the sources said.
According to the sources, an aide to Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako met with the Empress late last month at the Imperial Palace and informed her of the Crown Princess’ hope to succeed in the sericulture tradition.
The Empress explained how silkworms are being raised to the aide, who then viewed the sericulture facility at the Imperial Palace, the sources said.
The Imperial tradition of sericulture was initiated by Empress Shoken, the wife of Emperor Mutsuhito who reigned between 1867 and 1912 and was posthumously called Emperor Meiji. The tradition has since been continued by later empresses.
Since earlier this month, the Empress has been carrying out her last activities in sericulture, ahead of Emperor Akihito’s abdication on April 30 next year.
In May 2019, silkworms at the Imperial Palace will be taken care of by Imperial Household Agency officials because a series of events related to the Crown Prince’s ascent to the throne will keep the Imperial family busy.

Photo from Asahi


1 Comment

Filed under 未分類

Green Gift Festival

On 12th May, HIH Prince Fumihito and HIH Princess Kiko of Akishino attended the 28th Green Gift Festival took place in Tokyo.

Photo from Yomiuri


Leave a comment

Filed under 未分類

Premier of the State Council of China

On 10th May, HM Emperor Akihito met with HE Dr LI Keqiang, Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China at Imperial Residence.

Photo from Asahi


Leave a comment

Filed under 未分類

Supporting Early Childhood Education and Care

On 9th May, HIH Prince Fumihito and HIH Princess Kiko of Akishino visited the certified Centers for Early Childhood Education and Care in Tokyo.
Their Imperial Highnesses visit the facility for children around the Children’s Day (5th May) every year.

Photo from Sankei


Leave a comment

Filed under 未分類

Imperial Conferment of Decoration

On 8th May, HM Emperor Akihito attended the Imperial Conferment of Decoration took place at Imperial Palace.

Photo from FNN and goo


Leave a comment

Filed under 未分類