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Old 10-03-2017, 11:25 AM
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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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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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Sources:
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, 12:26 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, 03:27 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, 06:10 AM
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Princess Yoko opened the Tokyo Motor Show today, October 27:


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Old 10-27-2017, 11:17 PM
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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, 03:22 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.
Photos: Sankei
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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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Old 11-03-2017, 06:29 PM
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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.

https://twitter.com/dawnhetzel/statu...33738477031424
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On June 3rd, Princess Nobuko attended the 36th Yokohama Port Festival opening ceremony in Yokohama, Kanazawa Prefecture.

Photo: townnews.co.jp
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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.

Photo: izu-np.co.jp
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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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On January 14th, Princess Nobuko attended the 2018 Kodokan Kagami Biraki (opening round rice cakes) Ceremony.
Photos: 2018 Kodokan Kagami Biraki Ceremony was held | Kodokan Judo Institute

On January 18th, Princess Akiko attended the opening ceremony of the Japanese Sword Museum in Sumida, Tokyo.
Photos: seiyudo.com
More info at The Japanese Sword Museum - English


Now for a bunch of old events, hopefully I've skipped events already covered in this thread: Princess Akiko attended a cultural workshop at Kogakkan University in Ise, Mie Prefecture on August 25, 2015.
Photos: kogakkan-u.ac.jp

Princess Akiko visited Viu Manent Winery during her official visit to Chile in 2013.
Viu Manent Winery Facebook album

Another photo of Princess Nobuko at the JCI World Conference in Amsterdam in early November 2017.
Source: fukuyamajc.com
http://www.fukuyamajc.com/2017/wp-co...3173657097.jpg

Princess Nobuko attended the memorial service at Chidorigafuchi National Cemetery on October 18, 2017.
Photo: www.boen.or.jp

Princess Nobuko watched karate during the 2017 National Sports Festival in Ehime Prefecture in early October.
Photos: karatedo.co.jp

On January 28, 2017, Princess Nobuko spoke at the 2nd day of the 5th NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association) International Conference. NSCA is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA. NSCA Japan was established in 1991.
Photo: physiqueonline.jp
http://physiqueonline.jp/system/phot...ploadimage.jpg

Princess Nobuko attended the 18th Prince Tomohito Cup Girls Gateball Competition in Tome, Miyagi Prefecture on September 30, 2016.
Photo: tome.mypl.net

On March 5, 2016, Princess Nobuko attended the 20th anniversary commemorative forum for Women's Healthcare Awareness and Menopause Network Society held in Chiyoda, Tokyo. She is honorary president.
Photos: meno-sg.com
https://meno-sg.com/20/images/report/154.png
https://meno-sg.com/20/images/report/410.png

On March 7, 2015, Princess Nobuko attended the FY2014 Women's Health and Work-Life Balance Awards ceremony, sponsored by NPO "Women's Healthcare Awareness and Menopause Network Society."
Photos: pino-a.co.jp
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Makiko Sen, daughter of ex-Mikasa princess Masako and Soshitsu Sen, married in 2017.

The engagement ceremony of Makiko Sen and Munehiro Sakata was celebrated on February 19, 2017. Mr. Sakata is 35 years old, born in Kyoto, and works as an orthopedic surgeon and clinical researcher at Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, University Hospital. Former Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda served as nakōdo (仲人 matchmaker) for the two families.

Source: urasenke.or.jp
http://www.urasenke.or.jp/textm/head...news206-02.jpg

The couple married on October 7th at Heian Shrine in Kyoto with the reception at the Westin Miyako Kyoto Hotel. Guests included her grandmother Princess Yuriko, aunt Princess Hisako, and cousins Princesses Akiko, Tsuguko, Ayako, and Noriko Senge.

Source: urasenke.or.jp 2
http://www.urasenke.or.jp/textm/head...news215-01.jpg
http://www.urasenke.or.jp/textm/head...news215-02.jpg

Interesting former PM Yasuo Fukuda and his wife are placed closest to the couple in the engagement and wedding photos.
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Old 02-03-2018, 10:54 PM
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Thanks for the updates!
Congratulations to the couple!
It is nice to see Imperial Princesses attending the family wedding.
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Princess Akiko had a speaking engagement for the 20th anniversary of Kyoto Center for Community Collaboration (KCCC) on February 10th.
Source: kyoto-machisen.jp

On February 15th, Princess Akiko attended the 2017 Excellent Cyclist award ceremony held at the Tokyo Prince Hotel in Minato, Tokyo.
Photos: morecadence.jp

Princess Akiko will deliver a special lecture on the transfer of Meiji Imperial Court to Heisei on April 28 at the Tokugawa Art Museum in Nagoya.
Source: tokugawa-art-museum.jp

Old events:
Princess Akiko attended the 32nd Nursery Rhymes Competition Gran Prix held at the EX Theater Ropponji on November 19, 2017.
Photos: douyou-contest.com

Princess Akiko attended the 38th National Junior High School Shogi Championship in Yamagata Prefecture August 2-4, 2017.
Photo: yamagata-np.jp

Princess Akiko attended the 38th Junior Tennis Championship closing ceremony at Yoshida Memorial Tennis Training Center in Kashiwa, Chiba Prefecture on May 21, 2017.
Photo: thetennisdaily.jp

Princess Akiko and 10 students from Kyoto Sangyo University’s Culture Department participated in a traditional dyeing workshop September 14-15, 2016.
Photos: kyoto-su.ac.jp

Princess Akiko attended the 2016 Japan Turkey Association meeting on June 3, 2016.
Photos: https://twitter.com/embassytokyo/sta...59493166751745
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ckl7kh5W0AEres-.jpg
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ckl7kcBXAAA7tJT.jpg

Princess Akiko attended the Prince Tomohito Memorial World Grand Prix Competition (Bicycle race) on July 6, 2014.
Photos: princetomohito-memorial-wgp.com

In April 2013, Princess Akiko visited Fudenosato Kobo in Kumano which is famous for its brushes during her visit to Hiroshima as honorary president of Hiroshima Confectionary Expo.
Photos: town.kumano.hiroshima.jp

Princess Akiko attended a cultural conference Hosei University on June 24, 2011. She gave a lecture on "Japan Research Promotion Project based on International Collaboration.”
Photos: hosei.ac.jp
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Thanks for the update!

It is great to see Princess Akiko having a busy agenda and undertaking various engagements. Her pink ensembles (the 32nd Rhymes Competition and the Hiroshima Confectionary Exp) were perfectly feminine.
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