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Crown Princess Victoria’s visit to Japan – Day 3

Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden continued her visit to Japan yesterday. The Crown Princess has had many engagements with her busy programme during the four days she has been in the country. On Tuesday, she had lunch with the Emperor and Empress of Japan. She also attended several meetings at the Swedish Embassy in Tokyo and a dinner that same evening. On Wednesday, Her Royal Highness participated in a seminar on the UN Global Sustainability Goals and visited a supermarket before eating dinner with Her Royal Highness Princess Takamado of Japan.

Yesterday, the Crown Princess started her day by visiting the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo. Tsukiji Market is the largest fish and shellfish retail market in the world. The Swedish Royal Court posted a video of this on their Instagram account, which can be seen embedded above. Crown Princess Victoria went on to visit the Swedish Embassy in Tokyo, where she met the winners of the video competition organised by the embassy. The competition was primarily for young people and teachers, and the subject was the UN’s Global Sustainability Goal No. 14.

There, Her Royal Highness met the human robot named Pepper. Pepper is a humanoid robot built to resemble the human body, and through a computer system, it gets artificial intelligence and can think, reason and understand information. After lunch, the Crown Princess visited the Hama Rikyu Gardens, a traditional Japanese garden and public park located at the mouth of the Sumida River. The park is surrounded by the sea water from the Gulf of Tokyo.

End of the fresh tuna auction at Tsukiji. Photo: Cafe Nervosa via Wikimedia Commons.

After this, Her Royal Highness went on to the Swedish Embassy’s seminar, Doing Sustainable Business the Swedish Way. Swedish companies told the Crown Princess about how they work with corporate social responsibility; the lecture was followed by a panel discussion between Swedish and Japanese companies. The day was concluded with a reception at the Swedish residence in Tokyo for Swedish businesses in Japan.

Today is the Crown Princess’s last day of official duties in Japan before returning to Sweden. Victoria will travel abroad again on 26 April; she will attend the anniversary of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in The Hague, Netherlands.

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