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Emperor and Empress of Japan attend the national tree-planting ceremony

Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako of Japan were present in the Aichi Prefecture for the 700th National Tree-planting Festival in the Aichi Forest Park. The theme of the festival was “science on wood, town, people’s tomorrow, the future.” Over 9,000 people attended the festival. The previous Emperor did not speak at the tree-planting ceremony to reduce the burden on him, but…
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Emperor and Empress of Japan welcome President Trump as part of their first state visit

Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako of Japan have welcomed their first state guests since the Emperor’s enthronement earlier this month. The first state visit to Japan of the Reiwa era was from the United States of America where President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump travelled to the Asian nation to meet with the government and the Imperial Family. The Emperor and Empress…
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First official visit abroad for Princess Kako of Japan

The Imperial Household Agency has announced this week that Her Imperial Highness Princess Kako of Akishino is set to pay her first official visit abroad in September. The Princess will be travelling to Austria and Hungary to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the institution…
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Japanese, Spanish and Swedish royals unite for dementia forum

At the third annual Dementia X Forum at the Royal Palace in Stockholm, Sweden, Princess Sofia and Queen Silvia of Sweden welcomed Queen Sofía of Spain and Princess Takamado of Japan to their country for the event. Dementia X was hosted by BBC World News journalist and presenter Nisha Pillai, and she welcomed everyone to the forum before introducing the Minister of Children, Senior Citizens and…
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Queen Margrethe sends congratulations to Emperor Naruhito

Queen Margrethe of Denmark has sent a congratulatory message to Japan’s new Emperor Naruhito after his ascension to the throne on 1 May after the abdication of his 85-year-old father, Emperor Akihito abdicated on 30 April. The Queen of Denmark said: His Majesty Emperor Naruhito, On the occasion of Your Majesty’s accession to the throne of Japan, please accept my sincere congratulations…
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