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Old 04-27-2018, 11:16 PM
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Princess Mako's official visit to Brazil is tentatively planned for about 2 weeks in mid-July to mark the 110th anniversary of Japanese immigration. The agenda includes commemorative events in Sao Paulo and Paraná State, paying a courtesy visit to the President, and meeting Japanese Americans. This will be her 4th foreign visit to a 5th country.

CP Naruhito visited Brazil for the 100th anniversary in 2008.

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Old 05-19-2018, 04:36 AM
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Watched by his parents Prince Hisahito participated in the sports day at Ochanomizu University Elementary School in Tokyo on May 19:


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Besides the ball relay in photos and video, Prince Hisahito participated in kibasen (cavalry battle) and hurdles. He made bulletin notices and set up flower beds for sports day. He also acted as "summary officer," assisting first year students.

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Old 06-06-2018, 01:18 PM
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An update on preparations for Princess Mako's visit to Brazil: confirmed visit to Marília on July 22.

Imigração japonesa no Brasil: Prefeitura confirma vinda de princesa a Marília | Noticias de Marília | G1 (Google translation below)
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[…] "The expectation was great, but now we have the confirmation. We will have the honor again of receiving a representative of the royalty of Japan visiting our city. We want to establish partnerships with a first world country to further develop Marília," said Mayor Daniel Alonso.

The only time the council received an authority from Japanese royalty was in 1958, when Prince Mikasa planted an ipê in the garden of the municipal palace.

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The idea of ​​the group that was discussed at the meeting is for Princess Mako to visit the city hall and plant a yellow Ipee, similar to her relative 60 years ago, and also watch a taiko presentation at the municipal theater. Probably she will have agenda in the cities of Lins and Promissão. […]
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Princess Mako and her friends visited hot springs in Hakone. The post by unbelievableme contains photos of Princess Mako wearing casual clothes.

https://ru-royalty.livejournal.com/6402896.html
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Princess Kako has completed her year as an exchange student at the University of Leeds and today attended a press meeting with University of Leeds Vice-Chancellor Sir Alan Langlands and Professor Alice O'Grady:


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Princess Kako has completed her year as an exchange student at the University of Leeds and today attended a press meeting with University of Leeds Vice-Chancellor Sir Alan Langlands and Professor Alice O'Grady:


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Princess Kako of Akishino, 23, appeared for a press call at the University of Leeds to mark the end of her year as an exchange student in the city.

But she did not answer questions about her time in Leeds – leaving reporters to wonder whether she had squeezed in a trip to watch football at Elland Road, sampled cricket at the nearby Headingley ground or had even heard of the famous students’ bar crawl known as the Otley Run.
It seems a bit absurd to hold a press call in Leeds, marking the princess's year in Leeds, and refuse to tell the press about her time in Leeds.


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Princess Mako and her friends visited hot springs in Hakone. The post by unbelievableme contains photos of Princess Mako wearing casual clothes.

https://ru-royalty.livejournal.com/6402896.html
Her look here is surprisingly different from her appearance at official events, and fits in with her friends.

Is that a recent photo of Kei Komuro and his mother near the bottom of the page?
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I think that's normal for an IHA managed event. Was there much about Princess Mako's time in Leicester? All I remember was the usual choreographed look-and-discuss-some-object-no-questions. A reporter dared to throw a question at Mako as she was leaving (?) and was snapped at by an IHA official.

Princess Kako returns to Japan on June 15th. She traveled to Spain and Portugal during spring break in March with friends she met at Leeds. [Asahi]

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... Her look here is surprisingly different from her appearance at official events, and fits in with her friends.

Is that a recent photo of Kei Komuro and his mother near the bottom of the page?
The photo of Kei Komuro and his mother is said to be recent. Mrs Komuro has changed a place of employment.
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I think that's normal for an IHA managed event. Was there much about Princess Mako's time in Leicester? All I remember was the usual choreographed look-and-discuss-some-object-no-questions. A reporter dared to throw a question at Mako as she was leaving (?) and was snapped at by an IHA official.
Unfortunately, you are extremely accurate. Do you remember if the reporter who was snapped at by the IHA official was Japanese or foreign? The IHA also chastised a (foreign?) reporter in 2010.

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The spokesman said she would be subject to normal security protocols in Dublin but would otherwise be expected to mingle with other students. Will she be allowed to go out with Irish boys? “That’s not the sort of irresponsible question I can answer,” he replied testily.

None of Japan’s modern royals has ever dated a foreigner. During a debate on imperial succession in 2006, former trade minister Takeo Hiranuma sparked controversy when he warned that Mako’s first cousin, Princess Aiko, could sully the family’s 2,600-year bloodline by going abroad and marrying a “blue-eyed foreigner”.
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The photo of Kei Komuro and his mother is said to be recent. Mrs Komuro has changed a place of employment.
Thanks! I hope that the media coverage did not force her out of her employment.
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Princess Kako returned from Britain and was pictured at Tokyo's Haneda airport today, June 15:


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Thanks! Asahi, Mainichi, and Sankei galleries

After returning to the Akishino residence, Princess Kako immediately changed into court dress and reported her safe return to the Imperial Palace.

https://www.jiji.com/news/photos/pho...0027339175.jpg

ETA: Princess Kako returns from 9-month study at University of Leeds - The Mainichi
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"I had an enjoyable and fruitful nine months in Britain. I will treasure my experiences there," the princess was quoted as saying by the Imperial Household Agency.
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On June 17th, Princess Kako visited the Imperial Palace in the morning to greet Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko after studying abroad for 9 months.

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Princess Mako to visit Brazil for 110th anniv. of Japanese migration - The Mainichi
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The 26-year-old princess is expected to visit 14 cities from July 17 and return home on July 31 under the plan approved at a Cabinet meeting.

She will give an address at commemorative ceremonies to be held in Maringa, where many Japanese descendants live, on July 20 and in Sao Paulo the next day. The princess will arrive in Rio de Janeiro on July 18 and attend a welcome event.

Her itinerary also includes interacting with Brazilians of Japanese descent in locations such as Manaus and Tome Acu and a courtesy call on Brazilian President Michel Temer.

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On July 11th, Princess Mako visited the Imperial Palace sanctuaries before her departure to Brazil.

On July 14th, Princess Mako reported to Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko at the Imperial Palace.

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On July 17th, Princess Mako departed for Brazil from Tokyo's Haneda airport.

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Princess Mako leaves for Brazil to mark 110th anniv. of Japanese migration - Kyodo News
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[…] She will visit 14 cities in five states and meet with local people of Japanese descent. […]

Princess Mako will visit Mt. Corcovado, the site of the Christ the Redeemer statue, before moving on Thursday to the southern state of Parana where many Japanese descendants live.

On Saturday, she will give an address at a commemorative ceremony in Sao Paulo, the home to the largest Japanese community in the country.

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Thanks, Prisma. It is encouraging to see her conducting an extensive solo visit a few months after the controversy over her engagement.

An article about Japanese-Brazilians:

Japanese-Brazilians: Past and Present | Discover Nikkei

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Princess Mako planted a tree at the Japanese Garden at the Botanical Garden of Rio de Janeiro and visited the Christ the Redeemer statue today, July 18:


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More at Getty Images of Day 1, July 18: Japanese Garden at the Botanical Garden, Christ the Redeemer statue, Nikkei Association in Rio de Janeiro

Princesa Mako chega ao Brasil para eventos da Comunidade Japonesa - CULTURA NIKKEY

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[...] the princess should pay a courtesy visit to President Michel Temer, in addition to meeting the statue of Christ the Redeemer, before going on Thursday (19) to Paraná.

On Friday, Princess Mako will give a speech in the city of Maringá and the next day will participate as master of ceremonies at a commemorative event in São Paulo, home to the largest Japanese community in the country. [..]
ETA: In Photos: Japan's Princess Mako visits Rio de Janeiro - The Mainichi

Japan's Princess Mako sees Rio's Christ the Redeemer statue - The Mainichi

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[...] she planted a pau brasil tree Wednesday just as her grandfather, Emperor Akihito, did during a 1967 visit. The pau brasil is Brazil's national tree, famed for giving the country its name.
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Princess Mako meets Japanese-Brazilians - News - NHK WORLD - English
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She also attended a welcome ceremony organized by Japanese-Brazilians. Some 100 people gathered for the event.

Children taking Japanese language lessons performed the eisa, a traditional dance from Okinawa.

In her speech, Princess Mako expressed sincere respect for the people who created and supported the Japanese-Brazilian community and have served as a bridge between Japan and Brazil.

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Is it me projecting? But is she sad?

Could they elope? What kind of situation would that create?
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