Tag Archives: Empress Michiko

Memorial Service for War Dead

On 15th August, the memorial day for the end of the Pacific War, HM Emperor Akihito and HM Empress Michiko attended the National Memorial Service for the War Dead took place in Tokyo.

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Florence Nightingale Medal

On 2nd August, HM Empress Michiko, the Honorary President of Japanese Red Cross Society attended the awarding ceremony of Florence Nightingale Medal took place in Tokyo.

HIH Crown Princess Masako, HIH Princess Kiko of Akishino and HIH Princess Nobuko of Mikasa, the Vice Honorary Presidents of Japanese Red Cross Society also attended the ceremony.

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Funeral of Dearest Friend

On 29th July, HM Empress Michiko made a condolence visit to Shigeaki Hinohara, honorary head of St. Luke’s International Hospital in Tokyo and a recipient of the Order of Culture, who continued practicing as a doctor after turning 100 and advocated preventive medicine for lifestyle diseases and end-of-life care.

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Imperial Vacation in Nasu

From 24th July to 28th July, HM Emperor Akihito and HM Empress Michiko stayed at Nasu Imperial Villa in Tochigi Prefecture for vacation.

During the stay, Their Majesties visited the flower farm in Nasushiobara City.

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Repaired Picture Scrolls

On 21st July, HM Emperor Akihito and HM Empress Michiko saw the repaired picture scrolls made in 14th century at Imperial Residence.
The picture scrolls were repaired by using the rare raw silk called “Koishimaru Silk” produced by HM Empress Michiko.

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Marine Day

On 17th July, HM Emperor Akihito and HM Empress Michiko visited Yokohama Port in Kanagawa Prefecture to see Sail Training Ship NIPPON MARU and Yokohama Port Museum.
The Third Monday in July is Marine Day, the national holiday in Japan.

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Welfare commissioners

On 9th July, HM Emperor Akihito and HM Empress Michiko attended the Ceremony to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the system of Welfare commissioners took place in Tokyo.

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Supporting Braille Music Users

On 1st Junly, HM Empress Michiko attended the meeting of Japan Association of Braille Music Users took place at Japan Braille Library in Tokyo. Japan Association of Braille Music Users was establised in 2005 based on the donation from HM Empress Michiko.

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Concert of Imperial Household Agency

On 22nd June, HM Emperor Akihito, HM Empress Michiko, HIH Crown Prince Naruhito and HIH Crown Princess Masako attended the Concert of Imperial Household Agency Music Department took place at the Music Hall inside Imperial Palace.
HIH Princess Nobuko of Mikasa and HIH Princess Hisako of Takamado also attended the Concert.

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Japan Art Academy Prize

On 19th June, HM Emperor Akihito and HM Empress Michiko attended the 73rd Award Ceremony of Japan Art Academy Prize took place in Tokyo.
After the Ceremony, Their Majesties held the tea party for the recipients of the Prize at Imperial Palace.

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