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Old 10-03-2017, 12:25 PM
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Princess Akiko has been working with Kyoto University students on a workshop plan to convey Japanese culture to children. They toured Kamigamo Shrine in Kita Ward, Kyoto on June 29th. Akiko is president of the organization "Shin Yuusha" in Chuo Ward, Osaka which has a similar mission. In collaboration with the organization, Kamigamo Shrine, and local residents, she and 8 students will hold a workshop in October where they will take children to the shrine's forest and explain restoration procedures using Hinoki cypress and the state of the roof before painting.

Source: kyoto-np.co.jp

https://twitter.com/shimaykkkt/statu...38399643889665
Update on Princess Akiko's workshop: On October 1st, the princess and 20 children participated in peeling bark from Hinoki trees in Kamigamo Shrine's forest for roofing material. The kids learned about wood culture and bamboo nails.

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Old 10-12-2017, 06:40 PM
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On October 11th, Princess Akiko attended the 15th National Self-Defense Force Officer Awards ceremony in Shinjuku, Tokyo.
Photos: Sankei

From September 16-18th, Princess Nobuko was in Yamagata Prefecture for the Murayama City Rose Festival 2017.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DKTVcgzVwAIuTlB.jpg
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https://twitter.com/arumanikazuki11/...87993623953415
https://twitter.com/nttoritabi/statu...70258761211905
https://twitter.com/mai_yamagata/sta...53662564016128
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Old 10-22-2017, 01:26 AM
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Princess Yoko visited Toyama Prefecture October 18-19 to attend the 19th Hokuriku Welfare Golf Tournament, a Prince Tomohito Memorial Cup. 120 people participated even though it rained.
http://webun.jp/images/item/7408000/...03d18af9bb.jpg

Source: 47news.jp
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Old 10-24-2017, 04:27 PM
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Princess Nobuko will visit the Netherlands November 5-10 to attend the International Youth (JCI) World Congress in Amsterdam. It will be her first foreign visit in 14 years.

Source: Sankei

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Old 10-27-2017, 07:10 AM
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Princess Yoko opened the Tokyo Motor Show today, October 27:


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Old 10-28-2017, 12:17 AM
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Members of the Imperial family attended ceremonies on the 1st anniversary of Prince Mikasa's death on October 27th. Princesses Yuriko, Mako, Akiko, Yoko, and others worshipped at Prince Mikasa's grave in the afternoon at Toshiba Oka Cemetery. CP Naruhito and CP Masako attended a ceremony at the Mikasa residence in the morning.

IHA reported the Prince's grave cost 85 million Yen.

Photos/video: Sankei, Jiji, NHK, news24.jp
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Old 10-29-2017, 04:22 PM
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On October 29th, Prince Mikasa's spirit was enshrined at the Imperial Palace. Princesses Yuriko, Akiko, and family attended the ceremony.
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Getty gallery of the 1st anniversary memorial on October 27th.

Getty gallery of the "'Tamashiro-wo-Koreiden-ni-Utsusu-no-Gi', in which the box containing the 'Tamashiro' object of the spirit, of late Prince Mikasa is transferred to the Koreiden spirits sanctuary at the Imperial Palace on October 29, 2017 [...]"
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On November 1st, Princess Akiko attended the "Classical Day Forum" at the National Kyoto International Conference Hall in Sakyo Ward, Kyoto.
http://www.sankei.com/images/news/17...040023-p55.jpg

Sources: Sankei Imperial Weekly #511, kyoto-np.co.jp
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Princess Nobuko will visit the Netherlands November 5-10 to attend the International Youth (JCI) World Congress in Amsterdam. It will be her first foreign visit in 14 years.

Source: Sankei

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Princess Nobuko with JCI President Dawn Hetzel on November 6th.

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On June 3rd, Princess Nobuko attended the 36th Yokohama Port Festival opening ceremony in Yokohama, Kanazawa Prefecture.

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Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko visited Prince Mikasa's grave at Toshimagaoka Cemetery on December 5th. Princesses Yuriko and Yoko attended to greet Their Majesties. [Asahi]

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On December 14th, Princess Nobuko gave a special lecture on health and volunteer activities in Atami, Shizuoka Prefecture. She spoke about her experiences suffering from menopause, women's health issues, children's dietary needs, social contribution activities, and the importance of communication.

Singer and director of NPO Japan International Children's Society, Teruko Ohba, helped setup the lecture. Ms. Ohba participated in the same youth international exchange program as the late Prince Tomohito and is also Princess Nobuko's friend. 140 people attended the lecture; proceeds will be donated to a service organization connected with Princess Nobuko.

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On November 4th, Princess Akiko attended the 100th anniversary celebration of Kokushikan University at the Hotel New Otani in Chiyoda, Tokyo. More than 1,000 people attended the ceremony including faculty, student representatives, graduates, affiliated schools, and stakeholders.
Source: kokushikan.ac.jp
https://www.kokushikan.ac.jp/att/11044_182799_020.jpg


On December 5th, Princess Akiko hosted duck netting at Shinhama Imperial Wild Duck Preserve in Ichikawa, Chiba Prefecture.
Photos from Embassy of Kazakhstan in Japan
https://www.instagram.com/p/BcT1XUOA...y=kazembassyjp


On December 11th, Princess Akiko conducted a participatory lecture with 20 students at Kanazawa University on the theme of “Expanding values” before an audience of 180 students. Princess Akiko met with President Koetsu Yamazaki about the necessity of globalization of Japanese youth before the lecture.
Photos: kanazawa-u.ac.jp


On December 19th, Princess Nobuko hosted duck netting with Ambassadors from 11 countries including Brazil, Luxembourg, and the Philippines at Saitama Imperial Wild Duck Preserve in Koshigaya, Saitama Prefecture. [Sankei Imperial Weekly #518]


More of Princess Yoko at the Tokyo Motor Show 2017 on October 27th at fphime.biz
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On January 12th, IHA announced Princess Akiko is president of Mikasa Memorial Foundation since March 7 of last year. The foundation supports Middle Eastern culture research.

Sources: Sankei Imperial Weekly #521, Jiji
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