This Week’s Extras

On 23rd November, HIM Emperor Akihito, HIH Crown Prince Naruhito and HIH Prince Fumihito of Akishino attended the Niiname-sai took place at Imperial Palace Sanctuary.
In this ceremony, the Emperor offers new crops as thanks to the ancestral and other gods, after which the Emperor himself eats some of the crops that were offered. This is the most important of all the annual ritual ceremonies that take place at the Imperial Palace. The Emperor also offers crops that he has grown himself as an offering to the gods.

From 24th November to 29th November, HIM Emperor Akihito and HIM Empress Michiko visited Hayama Imperial Villa in Hayama Town, Kanagawa Prefecture.

On 24th November, HIH Prince Fumihito of Akishino attended the Executive Committee of The Society of Biosophia Studies took place in Tokyo.

On 25th November, HIH Crown Prince Naruhito met with the recipients of the 37th Maternal and Child Health Promotion Award at Crown Prince Residence.

On 25th November, 26th November and 27th November, HIH Princess Hisako of Takamado attended the 67th Prince Takamado Memorial Cup of All Japan English Speech Contest for Junior High School Students took place in Tokyo. On 27th November, HIH Princess Hisako attended the reception of the contest took place in Tokyo.

On 26th November, HIH Prince Fumihito of Akishino attended the annual award ceremony of Distinguished Fisheries took place in Tokyo.

On 26th November, HIH Princess Yoko of Mikasa met with the ambassadors and enjoyed the duck netting at Saitama Kamoba, Imperial Wild Duck Preserves in Koshigaya City, Saitama Prefecture.

On 26th November, HIH Prince Fumihito of Akishino attended the workshop took place at The University Museum, The University of Tokyo.

On 27th November, HIH Prince Fumihito and HIH Princess Kiko of Akishino visited the Mausoleums of Emperor Showa and Empress Kojun.

On 28th November, HIH Prince Fumihito of Akishino attended the 70th memorial exhibition of Rohdea Japonica took place in Tokyo.

On 29th November, HIH Princess Yoko of Mikasa attended the 49th Imperial Charity Bowling Tournament took place in Tokyo.

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under 未分類

Hyogo and Kyoto visit of Princess Akishino

b_08595126

From 24th November to 25th November, HIH Princess Kiko of Akishino visited Hyogo Prefecture and Kyoto Prefecture to attend the ceremony commemorating the 125th anniversary of the establishment of Hyogo Red Cross Society and the general meeting of Kyoto Red Cross Society.
HIH Princess Kiko is the Honorary Vice President of Japanese Red Cross Society.

Photo from Kobe Shimbun

Leave a comment

Filed under 未分類

This Week’s Extras

On 16th November, HIM Emperor Akihito met with the ambassador of India who leaves Japan at Imperial Residence.

On 16th November, HIH Priness Mako of Akishino attended the luncheon held by the ambassador of Republic of El Salvador took place in Tokyo.

On 16th November, HIH Princess Hisako of Takamado attended the 10th Presentation of the young researchers of The Asiatic Society of Japan took place in Tokyo.

On 16th November, HIH Princess Ayako of Takamado finished her 1-week-trip to Kingdom of Sweden and came back to Japan.

On 17th November, HIH Prince Fumihito of Akishino attended the commendation ceremony for the aguricultural contributors took place in Tokyo.

From 17th November to 19th November, HIH Princess Hanako of Hitachi visited Fukuoka Prefecture and Kagoshima Prefecture to attend the 56th general meeting of Fukuoka Red Cross Society.
HIH Princess Hanako is the Honorary Vice President of Japanese Red Cross Society.

On 17th November, HIH Princess Ayako of Takamado visited Imperial Palace Sunctuary to report her homecoming.

On 18th November, HIM Emperor Akihito and HIM Empress Michiko met with newly-appointed ambassadors of Republic of Zambia, Republic of Rwanda and Republic of Guatemala and their spouses at Imperial Residence.

On 18th November, HIM Emperor Akihito and HIM Empress Michiko met with the members of Japan Disaster Relief Team at Imperial Palace.

On 18th November, HIH Princess Mako of Akishino visited the Mausoleums of Emperor Showa and Empress Kojun in Tokyo.

On 18th November, HIH Princess Mako attended the luncheon held by the ambassador of Republic of Honduras took place in Tokyo.

On 19th November, HIM Emperor Akihito and HIH Prince Fumihito of Akishino attended the luncheon for Minister of Justice and Attorney General took place at Imperial Palace.

On 19th November, HIH Prince Masahito of Hitachi attended the reception of the 46th International Symposium of Princess Takamatsu Cancer Research Fund took place in Tokyo.

From 19th November to 20th November, HIH Princess Akiko of Miaksa visited Niigata Prefecture to attend the 55th Commendation Ceremony of Niigata Chrysanthemum Exhibition.

On 20th November, HIH Prince Fumihito of Akishino attended the 54th commendation ceremony for the distinguished forestry managers took place in Tokyo.

Leave a comment

Filed under 未分類

USA Visit of Crown Prince Vol.2

001

On 18th November, HIH Crown Prince Naruhito met with Mr Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations.

lif1511210011-p18

On 19th November, HIH Crown Prince Naruhito took part in the event to mark U.N. World Toilet Day.

20151121-OYT1I50023-L

On 20th November, HIH Crown Prince Naruhito gave a speech at the meeting of the Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation. HIH Crown Prince Naruhito has been serving as Honorary President of the board since 2007.

On 21st November, HIH Crown Prince Naruhito came back to Japan.

Photo from MainichiSankei and Yomiuri

Leave a comment

Filed under 未分類

Memorial Service for Prince Takamado

70092

On 21st November, HIH Prince Takahito, HIH Princess Yuriko and HIH Princess Yoko of Mikasa and HIH Princess Hisako, HIH Princess Tsuguko and HIH Princess Ayako of Takamado attended the memorial service for late Prince Norihito of Takamado (1954-2002).

Photo from ViewPoint

1 Comment

Filed under 未分類

Duck Netting

lif1511200023-p1

On 20th November, HIH Princess Mako of Akishino met with the ambassadors of 7 countries at Shinhama Imperial Wild Duck Preserve in Ichikawa City, Chiba Prefecture and enjoyed the duck netting.

Photo from Sankei

Leave a comment

Filed under 未分類

USA Visit of Crown Prince Vol.1

AS20151119001341_comm

On 18th November, HIH Crown Prince Naruhito attended the opening ceremony of the U.N. Special Thematic Session on Water and Disasters took place at United Nations Headquarters in New York.
At the ceremony, HIH Crown Prince Naruhito delivered a speech.

AS20151119001348_comm

[Article] Japan crown prince calls for efforts to reduce water disasters

Text from The Mainichi

NEW YORK (Kyodo) — Japan’s Crown Prince Naruhito called on Wednesday for international cooperation in reducing risks of water-related disasters.

“Collaboration by the international community is expected to deliver the benefits of science and technology to every corner of the world, especially to people suffering from poverty,” he said in a speech at the U.N. Special Thematic Session on Water and Disasters.

Citing examples from Japan, the prince, known as an expert on water issues, underscored that controlling water resources has long benefited human lives.

“The social and economic development of medieval Japan was closely related to the development of water networks,” he said, adding, “I was deeply impressed by the process through which people’s aspirations about water were turned into reality by their wisdom and efforts.”

He also highlighted a Tokyo sewage treatment plant that can temporarily handle a massive amount of rainwater to prevent flooding.

The United Nations had invited him to attend a series of water-related meetings at its headquarters in New York.

The prince is also scheduled to deliver a speech on Friday at a meeting of the Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation. He has been serving as honorary president of the board since 2007.

“I hope these opportunities are effectively used by many to learn from one another and to galvanize action to solve water problems,” he said.

Photo from Asahi

Leave a comment

Filed under 未分類

JAPANTEX Interior Trend Show

gy151118-0108

On 18th November, HIH Princess Hisako of Takamado attended the opening ceremony of the 34th JAPANTEX Interior Trend Show took place in Tokyo.

Photo from IB News

1 Comment

Filed under 未分類

Deaprted for United States

AS20151117003930_comm

On 17th November, HIH Crown Prince Naruhito departed for United States of America. HIH Crown Prince Naruhito will be back to Japan on 21st November.

HIH Crown Prince Naruhito is scheduled to deliver a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the Special Thematic Session on Water and Disasters.
HIH Crown Prince Naruhito, known as an expert on water issues, will also give a speech at a meeting of the Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation. HIH Crown Prince Naruhito has been serving as honorary president of the advisory board since 2007.
During his five-day trip, HIH Crown Prince Naruhito will meet with U.N. Secretary General and take part in an event to mark U.N. World Toilet Day on Thursday.
In 2013, HIH Crown Prince Naruhito gave a keynote address at the session on water and disasters at the U.N. headquarters, talking about Japan’s experience of the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami that devastated the country’s northeast, and the region’s and subsequent reconstruction.

AS20151117004054_comm

AS20151117004057_comm

Photo from Asahi

Leave a comment

Filed under 未分類

Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers

AS20151117003959_comm

On 17th November, HIM Emperor Akihito and HIM Empress Michiko attended the cermeony commemorating the 50th anniversary of the establishment of Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers took place in Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture.

AS20151117003971_comm

AS20151117004025_comm

Photo from Asahi

2 Comments

Filed under 未分類