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Concert of Music Universities

On 22nd March, HM Empress Michiko and the other members of Imperial Family attended the concert performed by the students of the universities of music took place at the Concert Hall of Imperial Palace.

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Home-coming of Imperial Couple

On 6th March, HM Emperor Akihito and HM Empress Michiko finished their visit to Viet Nam and Thailand and arrived at Tokyo International Airport.

Following the custom of Imperial Family, the members of Imperial Family welcomed Their Majesties at the airport.

Photo from Mainichi


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Imperial Visit to Vietnam Vol.1

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On 28th February, HM Emperor Akihito and HM Empress Michiko started the official visit to Socialist Republic of Viet Nam.
Their Majesties will also visit Kingdom of Thailand to express their condolences to late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
Their Majesties will come back to Japan on 6th March.

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Remarks by His Majesty the Emperor at the Time of Their Majesties’ Departure for the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam and the Kingdom of Thailand (February 28, 2017)

Text from Imperial Household Agency

I shall be visiting Viet Nam for the first time together with the Empress at the invitation of His Excellency Mr. Tran Dai Quang, the President of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, and also making a stopover in the Kingdom of Thailand on our way back to Japan.

In our relations with Viet Nam, we welcomed as state guests to Japan, His Excellency President Nguyen Minh Triet in 2007 and His Excellency President Truong Tan Sang in 2014, and we have been kindly offered invitations to visit Viet Nam. During this visit, in the capital city of Hanoi, we will be attending a welcoming ceremony and other official events as well as meeting with persons involved in Japan-Viet Nam relations. Later, in the ancient city of Hue, arrangements have been made to allow us to familiarize ourselves with the history of Viet Nam. It is our hope that our visit to Viet Nam will contribute to the further development of the mutual understanding and friendly relations between our two countries.

On our way back to Japan, we are making a stopover in Thailand to bid farewell and pay our last respects to the late King of Thailand, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, and offer our condolences to the new king, His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn. The Empress and I enjoyed a close friendship of over 50 years with the late King, who passed away in October last year.

We would like to take this opportunity to express our deepest gratitude to the Prime Minister and those who helped to make this visit possible.

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On 28th February, Their Majesties arrived at Noi Bai International Airport of Vietnam.

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On 28th February, Their Majesties met with Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers in Hanoi City.

Photo from Asahi1 and Asahi2


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Remembering Prince Mikasa

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On 9th February, HM Emperor Akihito and HM Empress Michiko visited the grave of late Prince Takahito of Mikasa (1915-2016) at Toshimagaoka Imperial Cemetery in Tokyo.

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At the grave, HIH Princess Yuriko and HIH Princess Akiko of Mikasa welcomed Their Majesties.

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Photo from Sankei


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100 Days Anniversary

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On 3rd February, the memorial service to commemorate the 100 days anniversary of the death of late Prince Takahito took place at Toshimagaoka Imperial Cemetery in Tokyo.

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HIH Princess Yuriko of Mikasa

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HIH Prince Fumihito and HIH Princess Kiko of Akishino

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HIH Princess Mako and HIH Princess Kako of Akishino

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HIH Princess Kako of Akishino

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HIH Princess Hanako of Hitachi

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HIH Prncess Akiko and HIH Princess Yoko of Mikasa

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HIH Princess Hisako and HIH Princess Tsuguko of Takamado

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HIH Princess Ayako of Takamado

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Memorial Service for late Prince Mikasa

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On 15th December, the memorial service to commemorate the 50days anniversary of the death of late Prince Mikasa took place at Toshimagaoka Imperial Cemetery in Tokyo.

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International Conference for Universal Design

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On 9th December, HIH Princess Yoko of Mikasa attended the opening ceremony of The 6th International Conference for Universal Design in Nagoya 2016 (UD2016) took place in Aichi Prefecture.
HIH Princess Yoko is the President of International Association for Univerdsal Design.

Photo from Sankei


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Day after the Funeral

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On 5th November, the rite at the grave of late Prince Mikasa took place at Toshimagaoka Imperial Cemetery in Tokyo.

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Previous to the rite, Their Majesties the Emperor and the Empress visited the grave of late Prince Mikasa.

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The grave of late Prince Mikasa are open for the general public on 6the and 7th November.

Photo from Asahi


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Funeral of late Prince Mikasa

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On 4th November, the Funeral of late Prince Takahito of Mikasa took place at Toshimagaoka Imperial Cemetery in Tokyo and 582 people attended.

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Departure from Mikasanomiya Residence

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Arrival at Toshimagaoka Imperial Cemetery

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HIH Princess Yuriko of Mikasa, the chief mourner

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The funeral site was open to the general public after the funeral

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After the cremation, the rite of burial took place at Toshimagaoka Imperial Cemetery.

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HIH Princess Yuriko of Mikasa

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HIH Princess Kako of Akishino

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HIH Prince Masahito and HIH Princess Hanako of Hitachi

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Takamado Family

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HIH Princes Hisako of Takamado, the daughter-in-law of late Prince Mikasa

Photo from Asahi, Mainichi and Sankei1,2 and 3


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Ritual Wake for late Prince Mikasa

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On 2nd November, the Ritual Wake for late Prince Takahito took place at Mikasanomiya Residence.

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HIH Princess Yuriko of Mikasa, the wife of late Prince Takahito of Mikasa

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the coffin of Prince Mikasa at Mikasanomiya Residence

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Previous to the rite, Their Majesties the Emperor and the Empress visited Mikasanomiya Residence.

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The funeral will be held on 4th November at Toshimagaoka Imperial Cemetery in Tokyo.

Photo from Asahi


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