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State Guest from Luxembourg Vol.3

On 29th November, the members of Imperial Family attended the concert held by HRH Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg took place at State Guest House in Tokyo.

After the concert, HM Emperor Akihito and HM Empress Michiko bid farewell to HRH Grand Duke Henri and HRH Princess Alexandra.

Photo from Asahi


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Remembering late Prince Takamado

On 21st November, the memorial service for late Prince Norihito of Takamado (1954-2002) was held at Toshimagaoka Imperial Cemetery in Tokyo.

HIH Princess Hisako of Takamado

HIH Princess Hisako, HIH Princess Tsuguko and HIH Princess Ayako of Takamado, HIH Princess Yuriko, HIH Princess Akiko and HIH Princess Yoko of Mikasa

HIH Princess Yuriko of Mikasa

Photo from Sankei


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Duck Netting

On 16th November, HIH Princess Ayako of Takamado enjoyed duck-netting with the ambassadors of 8 countries at Shinhama Kamoba(Imperial Wild Duck Preserves).

Photo from Asahi



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Autumn Imperial Garden Party

On 9th November, HM Emperor Akihito and HM Empress Michiko held the Autumn Imperial Garden Party at Akasaka Imperial Garden and about 2,000 guests were invited.

Photo from Asahi


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Spring Imperial Garden Party

On 20th April, HM Emperor Akihito and HM Empress Michiko held the Spring Imperial Garden Party at Akasaka Imperial Garden and about 2,000 guests are invited.
All female members of Imperial Family who attended the party wore Kimono.

Photo from Asahi and Sankei



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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.

Photo from Sankei


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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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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

Photo from Sankei


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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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This Week’s Extras

From 23rd October to 24th October, HIH Princess Hisako and HIH Princess Ayako of Takamado visited Iwate Prefecture to attend the closing ceremony of National Sports Festival for Disabled.

On 24th October, HIH Prince Fumihito and HIH Princess Kiko of Akishino attended the welcoming reception of the 57th Convention of Nikkei and Japanese Abroad took place in Tokyo.

On 24th October, HIH Princess Hanako of Hitachi attended Festival Latinoamericano 2016 Charity Basaar took place in Tokyo. HIH Princess Hanako is the Honorary President of Japanese and Latin American Women’s Association.

On 25th October, HIH Crown Prince Naruhito met with the participants of Seminar on National Government Administration for Senior Officials at Crown Prince Residence.

On 25th October, HIH Prince Masahito and HIH Princess Hanako of Hitachi attended the annual banquet of Japan-Sweden Society. HIH Prince Masahito is the Honorary President of Japan-Sweden Society.

On 25th October, HIH Princess Hisako of Takamado attended the luncheon of the support association of Japan Red Cross Society took place in Tokyo. On that day, HIH Princess Hisako attended the Annual Convention of Japanese Red Cross Society Tokyo Branch. HIH Princess Hisako is the Honorary Vice President of Japanese Red Cross Society.

On 25th October, HIH Princess Hisako of Takamado attended the commendation ceremony of Japan Women’s Football League took place in Tokyo. HIH Princess Hisako is the Honorary President of Japan Football Association.

On 26th October, HIH Crown Prince Naruhito met with the exemplary older people at Crown Prince Residence.

On 26th October, HIH Crown Prince Naruhito met with the ambassadors of Republic of Panama, The Republic of the Sudan, Republic of Zambia, Kingdom of Thailand and Republic of South Africa at Crown Prince Residence.

On 26th October, HIH Princess Hisako of Takamado attended the opening ceremony of the 35th JAPANTEX2016 took place in Tokyo.

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