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Old 05-12-2006, 02:24 AM
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A child reading a translation of children's book written by the Empress, the child at the left is reading a children's book written by Princess Hisako of Takamado
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Thanks for the article and picures, Madyy.
I especially love the ones from Hello, so great to see the Emperor and Empress chatting and playing with the kids.
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Above May 8, 2006.
#1: April 28, 2006.-Emperor Akihito visited Mitaka Kohki Co.,Ltd. in Tokyo.
#2-3: Emperor Akihito presented the spring decorations at Imperial Palace on May 9, 2006. The Emperor then spoke to the recipients and their spouse
#4: May 10, 2006. -Empress Michiko feeds mulberry leaves to silkworms with the help of sericulture center chief Yoshisuke Sato at the facility in the Imperial Palace in Tokyo Wednesday, May 10, 2006.
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The Emperor and Empress today visited the Koishikawa Botanical Gardens at the Graduate School of Science in University of Tokyo on April 10, 2006.
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Empress Michiko (L) and Emperor Akihito talk with members of the Japanese Turin Olympic team during a reception at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on May 12.


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Empress Michiko (L) and Emperor Akihito talk with members of the Japanese Turin Olympic team during a reception at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on May 12.


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there are photos in the current events thread since other Imperial family members also participated
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May 14, 2006.
The Emperor and Empress took a 30 min walk around the outside of the Imperial Palace this morning at around 7am.

Below from TBS news


#1: FNN news
#2: ANN news
#3: Asahi news
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In this photo released by Imperial Household Agency of Japan, Empress Michiko binds an oak twig up with a strip of Japanese paper pasted with silkworm eggs during the annual event called "yama tsuke" at the sericulture center in the Imperial Palace in Tokyo Monday, May 15, 2006. Michiko symbolically raises silkworms as part of the Japanese tradition and some of the silk produced in the palace is used for a revival of old textile material of historical value kept by the imperial family at Shosoin Repository in Nara, western Japan.

#1: Mainichi news
#2: Polfoto


In this photo released by Imperial Household Agency of Japan, Emperor Akihito plants rice seedlings in a paddy field in the Imperial Palace in Tokyo Tuesday, May 16, 2006. Grown rice will be harvested by the emperor to be presented during the annual thanksgiving imperial rites at the palace in November.

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Polfoto 16-05-2006 In this photo released by Imperial Household Agency of Japan, Emperor Akihito plants rice seedlings in a paddy field in the Imperial Palace in Tokyo Tuesday, May 16, 2006. Grown rice will be harvested by the emperor to be presented during the annual thanksgiving imperial rites at the palace in November
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Dismay over Cup omission
.............On Tuesday, Zico and four top stars were given the first-ever palace sendoff for a soccer team as they were received by Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko....................
http://www.thecouriermail.news.com.a...003412,00.html

The imperial couple (Emperor and Empress) invited to the Imperial palace on May 16, 2006 coach Zico, Saburo Kawabuchi, president of the Japan Football Association, and four players on Japan's squad for the World Cup.

Emperor Akihito, Empress Michiko meet with World Cup members
http://home.kyodo.co.jp/modules/fstP...?photoid=13045
http://home.kyodo.co.jp/modules/fstP...?photoid=13048
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Japanese Emperor Akihito, left, and Empress Michiko arrive at a hotel to attend a charity dinner for "Save The Children Japan" in Tokyo, Wednesday, May 17, 2006.(AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)

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Thank you merampo. The Empress looks very elegant and I love the two-tone colour of her gown.
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U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan and Mrs. Annan meet with His Majesty Emperor Akihito and Her Majesty Michiko the Empress of Japan Thursday May 18, 2006 at the Imperial Palace. Annan on Thursday called for a cooling of the rhetoric in the standoff over Iran's nuclear program, saying he hoped current Security Council discussions would give new momentum toward a solution. Annan's comments, in an advance text of a speech at Japan's prestigious Tokyo University


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In this photo released by Imperial Household Agency of Japan, Empress Michiko, left, picks silkworms to put them onto beds, shown rear center, to make cocoons with the help of sericulture center chief Yoshisuke Sato during the annual sericultural work called 'Jozoku' in the Imperial Palace in Tokyo Wednesday, May 24, 2006. As part of the Japanese tradition of sericulture the empress symbolically raises silkworms and some of the silk will be used to reproduce old textile material of historical value preserved by the palace

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Very nice pictures.

thank you very much!!!
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Emperor, empress attend annual tree-planting ceremony

An annual tree-planting ceremony took place Sunday in Gero, Gifu Prefecture, with Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko taking part..................
http://asia.news.yahoo.com/060521/kyodo/d8hnvpc80.html

#1,4,6: Mainici news
#2,5: JIJI press
#3,4: Yomiuri news
#7: Sankei web
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Photo released by the Imperial Household Agency of Japan shows Emperor Akihito greeting Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo 23 May 2006. Badawi is on a weeklong visit to Japan.

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Emperor Akihito visited Yokosuka City Museum today in Kanagawa.
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A child reading a translation of children's book written by the Empress, the child at the left is reading a children's book written by Princess Hisako of Takamado
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GSDF begins handout of picture books in Iraq
A Ground Self-Defense Force unit in Iraq has begun delivering 24,000 picture books, including works by Imperial family members, to schools in Samawah............"Hajimete no Yamanobori" is based on a story told by Sayako Kuroda when she was 6 years old to her mother, the Empress, about a mountain climbing expedition the family took in 1975. In the story, a girl succeeds in climbing a mountain, encouraged by the thought that an unseen serow goat was watching over her...............
http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national...14TDY02001.htm
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Many thanks, mandyy, for the latest updates :) - especially on the book distributed by the Japan Foundation in Iraq. I wish we could get a copy of it! Nevertheless, it was a very nice gesture from the Imperial Family and a very good project by the Japan Foundation. Hope our little Iraqi brothers and sisters get inspired by it - and that their lives can have a bit more happiness from it.
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