Japan’s Crown Prince on Week-Long Visit to Vietnam

  February 11, 2009 at 5:04 am by

Prince Naruhito in Vietnam

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Crown Prince Naruhito is currently embarking on the first visit of a member of Japan’s Imperial Family to the communist nation of Vietnam. The Prince arrived on February 9, and will spend a week in the country. The trip marks the 35th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Japan and Vietnam.

On his first official day, February 10; Naruhito met with Vietnam’s Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi. He also visited a disabled school, where students performed music for their royal visitor. A visit to the mausoleum of late President Ho Chi Minh followed.

The Prince’s visit will last until February 15.

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