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Final Garden Party

On 9th November, the Autumn Imperial Garden Party held by Their Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko took place at Akasaka Imperial Garden in Tokyo.
It became the last time for Their Majesties to hold the Imperial Garden Party before the abdication of His Majesty.

Photo from Asahi

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Remembering Prince Mikasa

On 27th October, the ritual to commemorate the 2nd anniversary of the death of late Prince Mikasa (1915-2016) took place at Toshimagaoka Imperial Cemetery in Tokyo.
HIH Princess Yuriko of Mikasa and the other members of Imperial Family attended the ritual.

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People’s Self-Defense Force Officials

On 10th October, HIH Princess Akiko of Mikasa attended the 16th commendation ceremony of People’s Self-Defense Force Officials took place in Tokyo.

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Turkey Visit of Princess Akiko

From 8th September to 14th September, HIH Princess Akiko of Mikasa visited Republic of Turkey to attend an event organized by Prince Mikasa Foundation.

On 9th September, HIH Princess Akiko met with HE Mr Recep Tayyip ERDOGAN, President of the Republic of Turkey in Istanbul.

On 10th September, HIH Princess Akiko visited the mausoleum of modern Turkey’s founder, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, in Ankara.

On 11th September, HIH Princess Akiko attended a ceremony held for delivery of the mockup of Japanese Seiki warship that first visit to Ottoman was paid with it by Japan, at Naval Museum in Istanbul.

On 13th September, HIH Princess Akiko became the Honorary President of Prince Mikasa Foundation and attended the reception.

Photo from Japan Today, Hurriyet Daily News1, 2, DAILY SABAH1, 2 and Getty

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Workshop of Princess Akiko

From 14th July to 16th July, HIH Princess Akiko of Mikasa visited Shimane prefecture to hold the workshop for children to make ancient accessories and straw festoons of Izumo Taisha Grand Shintoism Shrine as the President of Shinyusha.
Shinyusha provides children with various activities to experience Japanese traditional culture.

Photo from Sankei

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Miyagi Visit of Princess Akiko

From 8th June to 9th June, HIH Princess Akiko of Mikasa visited Miyagi Prefecture to deliver a speech at the symposium on welfare.

Photo from Kahoku Shimpo

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Remembering Prince Katsura

On 8th June, the memorial service for late Prince Yoshihito of Katsura (1948-2014) was held at Toshimagaoka Imperial Cemetery.

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Remembering Prince Tomohito

On 6th June, the memorial service for late Prince Tomohito of Mikasa (1946-2012) was held at Toshimagaoka Imperial Cemetery in Tokyo.

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Rice-planting of Princess Akiko

On 20th May, HIH Princess Akiko of Mikasa participated in rice-planting took place in Niigata Prefecture.
This rice-planting event was held by Shinyu-sha, the general incorporated association established by HIH Princess Akiko aimed at handing over Japanese traditional culture.

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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.

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