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Old 05-05-2006, 03:05 AM
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Oh thank you, Mandyy! :) Very nice references and explanations on the books. I will look them up.

Princess Hisako is indeed a credit to the Imperial Family and Japan. She is so amazingly talented and supports a lot of causes.
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Denmark's Peter Gade (2nd L) shakes hands with Japan's Princess Takamado (R) during the awards ceremony after the final matches of the Thomas Cup team badminton tournament against China in Tokyo, 07 May 2006. Gade lost his single match with China's Lin Dan 2-0 (21-17, 21-19) and Denmark men's team finished in second place.

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Princess Hisako (front, 2nd L) poses with Japan's national soccer team's mascot dog 'Ron', President of Japan Football Association Saburo Kawabuchi (front, 3rd L), head coach Zico (front C) of Brazil, team players and staff members before a training session at J-Village in Naraha town, northern Japan May 20, 2006. Japan will face Australia in their first match of the World Cup Germany 2006 in Kaiserslautern on June 12

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FC Deutschland GmbH Managing Director Mike de Vries, left, accompanied by former German Interior and Sports Minister Otto Schily, center, presents an object of football spike shoes to Japanese Princess Takamado, patron of the Japan Football Association, during a ceremony marking the shift of Germany Year in Japan 2005-2006 event to World Cup Germany 2006 in Tokyo Wednesday, May 24, 2006. The event was organized to celebrate the yearlong event's successful completion in March and the upcoming World Cup opening in June

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Old 05-27-2006, 11:33 PM
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She is so cute.... (From AP) "The princess wore a football-designed ring and watch and her nails were manicured in blue, Japan's World Cup team's symbol color, red and white of Japan's national flag as well as black, red and yellow of Japan football Association's flag to show her support of the Japan team."

I really want to know more about Princess Takamado but there is so little coverage about her.
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What a modern, Imperial Princess! I love the design of her nails. Thanks, fanletizia. :) Good the IHA didn't disapprove :p....well, she is showing support to the team, anyhow.

WLee, I may be wrong but there is quite a lot of coverage on Princess Hisako.... I mean, she is everywhere! She must be the busiest member of the Imperial Family. You may want to look up the IHA's website - her profile is there, as well as a loooooong list of all the causes she supports. It's really astounding. :) Then maybe from that list you can see if you can keep track of her activities and the corresponding press coverages.
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Translation from Kyodo news

Princess Hisako of Takamado will begin a 9-day visit to Germany beginning June 17 to watch the world cup and make regional visits in Germany.
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Japanese Princess Hisako (L) and Franz Beckenbauer, head of the World Cup organising committee are pictured prior the World Cup 2006 group F football match Japan vs Croatia, 18 June 2006 at Nuremberg stadium.

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Japan's Princess Takamado waits in the stands before the Group F World Cup 2006 soccer match between Japan and Croatia in Nuremberg June 18, 2006.

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Artists robbed of a year's work
............Some of Mapp's works are in the Japanese royal family Takamado collection while others had been in a Japanese exhibition in the British Museum..............
http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,...a14297,00.html
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Duesseldorf's mayor Joachim Erwin stands in between Japanese Princess Takamado (L) and her daughter Princess Tsuguko in the city hall of Duesseldorf, Germany, Monday, 19 June 2006.

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Princess Takamado takes photos as she visits the Japanese team's World Cup soccer practice session in Bonn June 20, 2006 in preparation for their Group F match against Brazil

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Princess Takamado (L) holds a camera as she stands next to German soccer legend Franz Beckenbauer in the stands before Japan's Group F World Cup 2006 soccer match against Brazil in Dortmund June 22, 2006

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#1-3: Japanese Princess Takamado and her daughter visit the nature conservancy station 'House Wildenrath' in Wegberg, Germany, Thursday, 22 June 2006. Takamado visits the station to collect some information about different nature conservancy projects. Her main reason to be in Germany is however to support the Japanese national soccer team, as the honorary president of the Japan Football Association (JFA) during the FIFA World Cup 2006.
#4-6: Japanese Princess Hisako Takamado visits as honorary president of Japanese Football Association the city of Bonn, Germany, Tuesday, June 20, 2006. She signed the Golden Book of the city, visited the market place, tested smoked ham from Parma, took photos and visited the Beethoven-house. Bonn, GERMANY -20/06/2006




#1-2: Getty images-Japanese Princess Hisako and president of Germany 2006 Organising Committee Franz Beckenbauer attend the FIFA World Cup Germany 2006 Group F match between Japan and Brazil at the Stadium Dortmund on June 22, 2006 in Dortmund, Germany.
#3: Polfoto-Japan's Princess Hisako Takamado wears a necklace with small footballs, during a visit the Beethoven house in Bonn, Germany, Tuesday, June 20, 2006. Princess Takamado is honorary president of the Japanese Football Association.
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Japanese Princess TAKAMADO together with her daughter TSUGUKO (L) arrving to the FIFA World Cup match Switzerland vs. South Korea in Hannover.

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Visit to the city of Kaiserslautern on June 20, 2006.
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Lovely to see both Princesses Hisako and Tsuguko supporting the Japan team. I think Tsuguko takes after her mom-she seems so lively, too. Very nice pic of the children waving Japanese flags.

Princess Hisako looks so alive and energetic. I wish I have her spirit all the time!
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What a charming and energetic princess! I really like her smile.

Princess Takamado of Japan stresses peace at World Cup

Bonn, Germany - Sporting a necklace made of little footballs, Princess Takamado of Japan said Tuesday the World Cup was further tightening bonds between host Germany and her nation.

From Monsters and Critics.com, Jun 20, 2006

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WOW!
I can't belive that this Princess belong to JImperial Family:) She and her daughter are so different from the rest of the family!!!

I wonder, maybe the IHA doesn't have so big influence for the (distant) rtelatives of the Emperor?
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I can't belive that this Princess belong to JImperial Family:) She and her daughter are so different from the rest of the family!!!

I wonder, maybe the IHA doesn't have so big influence for the (distant) rtelatives of the Emperor?
I don't know if the IHA is "selective" when it comes to "controlling" the family members, but, yes, I agree with you that Princess Takamado is such a fun-loving and different Imperial Princess. I love her personal style!

I hope we get news of Princesses Tsuguko, Ayako and Noriko, too!
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