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On September 8th, Princess Hanako attended the opening ceremony of the "Japan Ikebana Art Hokkaido Exhibition" in Sapporo, Hokkaido. She is honorary president of the Japan Ikebana Art Association. This is the princess' first public service since hip surgery for osteoarthritis in July.

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Old 10-18-2016, 02:30 AM
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Princess Hanako visited Nagasaki Prefecture October 14-15 to attend the 29th National Health and Welfare Festival Nagasaki tournament's opening ceremony (Nenrinpikku Nagasaki 2016), which is open to players 60 years and older. About 1 million people (players, coaches, etc.) are expected for the four day tournament, ending on the 18th. There are 26 events (table tennis, golf, shogi, etc.) held in 15 cities of the prefecture. The oldest participant is a 100-year-old Go player from Aomori Prefecture.

Source: Sankei

Princess Hanako laid flowers at the atomic bombing monument in Matsuyama-cho, visited the Nagasaki National Peace Memorial Hall for Atomic Bomb Victims, and visited the prefecture museum in Dejima-cho.

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Old 10-20-2016, 02:27 AM
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On October 18th, Prince and Princess Hitachi attended the 28th Praemium Imperiale Awards. This year's winners are:
  • Cindy Sherman, Painting
  • Annette Messager, Sculpture
  • Paulo Mendes da Rocha, Architecture
  • Gidon Kremer, Music
  • Martin Scorsese, Theatre/Film
The 28th Praemium Imperiale Awards Ceremony - Praemium Imperiale

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Praemium Imperiale honors artists | Reuters.com (English)
fnn-news 1, 2

(Skip to 2:50 below for Prince Hitachi handing out the awards)
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Today, November 22, Prince Hitachi attended the award ceremony of the silk industry contributors in Tokyo:


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Old 11-28-2016, 05:42 AM
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On November 27th, Princess Hanako attended the awards ceremony for an essay contest on animal welfare. There were 28 winners from elementary and junior high schools. The princess is honorary president of the Japan Animal Welfare Society.

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On December 14th, Prince and Princess Hitachi attended an exhibition of art created by people with disabilities at the Tokyo Arts Theater. The exhibition is in its 35th year and features 152 pieces selected from 1,500 paintings and photographs this year.

https://twitter.com/FNN_News/status/809042776654389249
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ETA: two photos at Sankei Imperial Weekly #465
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Princess Hanako visited Gifu Prefecture January 22-23 to attend the opening ceremony of "Honmozonomiya Naka Nippon Ski Games" in Gujo City. She also watched the cross country competition. Prince Hitachi did not attend due to his need for wheelchairs.

Source: Sankei Imperial Weekly #471 page 4
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On February 22nd, Prince Hitachi and Princess Hanako attended the Princess Takamatsu Cancer Research Fund's academic awards ceremony.

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On October 18th, Prince and Princess Hitachi attended the 28th Praemium Imperiale Awards. This year's winners are:
  • Cindy Sherman, Painting
  • Annette Messager, Sculpture
  • Paulo Mendes da Rocha, Architecture
  • Gidon Kremer, Music
  • Martin Scorsese, Theatre/Film
The 28th Praemium Imperiale Awards Ceremony - Praemium Imperiale

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PraemiumImperiale - YouTube
Praemium Imperiale honors artists | Reuters.com (English)
fnn-news 1, 2

(Skip to 2:50 below for Prince Hitachi handing out the awards)
I have never heard about Praemium Imperiale Awards before...
They must be very prestigious.
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I think so as well.

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IHA announced Prince Hitachi cancelled his appearance at the Japan-Denmark Association on March 1st due to a slight cold and low-grade fever. The Prince is honorary president of the association.

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On 22nd March, HIH Prince Masahito and HIH Princess Hanako of Hitachi attended the 75th Award Ceremony of All Japan Youth Invention and Innovation Exhibition took place in Tokyo.
HIH Prince Masahito is the President of Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation.
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On April 27th, Prince Hitachi and Princess Hanako attended the 35th Ueno Royal Museum Gallery Awards Exhibition ceremony. Prince Hitachi serves as the President of the Japan Art Association which hosts the annual event. The exhibition is open to Japanese and foreign paintings and is an arts gateway for young people. There were 919 entries this year; an oil painting titled "Mystery" by Mika Chiba (age 25) from Hokkaido won the grand prize.

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On May 10th, Princess Hanako attended the 50th anniversary celebration of the "Ikebana Art Association of Japan" at Hotel New Otani in Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo. The association was founded in 1966 and Princess Hanako become honorary president in 1992, taking over from Princess Takamatsu.

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On May 29th, Prince Hitachi and Princess Hanako attended a memorial service for the war dead at Chidoriguchi cemetery in Chiyoda ward, Tokyo.

Photos 33, 37, and 41 at Sankei Imperial Weekly #489
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Prince Hitachi was briefly hospitalized for slight fever and cold symptoms. He felt ill on August 2nd, spent the 3rd at Japan Red Cross Medical Center in Shibuya, Tokyo, and was discharged on the morning of the 4th.

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On August 31st, the IHA reported Princess Hanako will be hospitalized on September 1st for lumbar spondylosis at Ariake Hospital of Cancer Research Institute. Her stay is scheduled for several weeks. No surgery is currently planned. She will undergo treatment such as rehabilitation.

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Princess Hanako was discharged from Ariake Hospital of Cancer Research Institute on September 19th. Although the pain is relieved, she can visit the hospital for additional rehabilitation. Her return to public service is undecided.

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Prince Hitachi presided over the awards ceremony of the 29th Praemium Imperiale in Tokyo today, October 18:


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On November 7th, Prince Hitachi attended the Nemunoki Award ceremony in Minato, Tokyo. The award was founded in 1967 to commemorate the copyright of a lullaby written by the Empress for the Japan Physically Handicapped Child Association, which honors the activities of teachers and nurses working at facilities for the disabled. Teachers at a high school for the disabled in Aomori Prefecture was awarded this year.

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