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Final Cocoon Harvest

On 12th July, HM Emperor Akihito and HM Empress Michiko harvested the cocoons of Japanese oak silkmoth inside Imperial Palace.
It is the last process of Imperial Sericulture this year. After the abdication of HM Emperor Akihito, HIH Crown Princess Masako will succeed the tradition of Imperial Sericulture.

Photo from Asahi

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Supporting Children with Cancer

On 25th June, HM Emperor Akihito and HM Empress Michiko attended the charity concert supporting the children with cancer and their families took place in Tokyo.

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Japan Academy Prize

On 25th June, HM Emperor Akihito and HM Empress Michiko attended the 108th Award Ceremony of Japana Academy Prize took place in Tokyo.

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

Photo from Sankei and Jiji

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Rose “Princess Michiko”

On 24th June, HM Emperor Akihito and HM Empress Michiko visited Nemunoki Garden in Tokyo. Nemunoki Garden is a small public park where Her Majesty’s family home used to stand.
Their Majesties enjoyed blooming rose named “Princess Michiko,” which was a gift from Britain in 1966.

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Japan Art Academy Prize

On 18th June, HM Emperor Akihito and HM Empress Michiko attended the 74th Award Ceremony of Japan Art Academy Prize took place in Tokyo.

On that day, Their Majesties held the tea party for the recipients of the Prize at Imperial Palace. HIH Crown Prince Naruhito, HIH Prince Fumihito and HIH Princess Kiko of Akishino also attended the tea party.

Photo from Yomiuri and Kyodo

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Last Company Tour

On 15th June, HM Emperor Akihito visited the sheet metal plant (Hamano Products.Co.,Ltd.) in Tokyo.
It is considered to be the last time for HM Emperor Akihito to visit a company as the Emperor.

Photo from Asahi

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Last Fukushima

From 9th June to 11th June, HM Emperor Akihito and HM Empress Michiko visited Fukushima Prefecture to attend the 69th National Tree-Planting Festival and inspect the affected area of Great East Japan Earthquake and Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster occurred in 2011.
It is considered to be the last time for Their Majesties to visit Fukushima Prefecture as the Emperor and the Empress.

On 9th June, Their Majesties met withe the residents of public restoration housing in Iwaki City.

At the evening, Their Majesties attended the reception of the 69th National Tree-Planting Festival took place in Iwaki City.

On 10th June, Their Majesties attended the 69th National Tree-Planting Festival took place in Minamisoma City.

On 11th June, Their Majesties visited the cenotaph for the victims of the huge tsunami occurred in 2011 in Soma City.

On that day, Their Majesties visited the wholesale market in Soma City which was rebuilt after the Great East Japan Earthquake and met with the family of the victims of tsunami.

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

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Japan Coast Guard

On 4th June, HM Emperor Akihito and HM Empress Michiko attended the ceremony to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of Japan Coast Guard took place in Tokyo.

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Last State Guests Vol.4

On 2nd June, HM Emperor Akihito and HM Empress Michiko visited State Guest House in Tokyo to bid farewell to HE Mr Tran Dai Quang, President of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam and the First Lady.

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Last State Guests Vol.3

On 1st June, HM Emperor Akihito and HM Empress Michiko attended the ceremony marking the 45th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations between Japan and Viet Nam took place in Tokyo.

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