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On February 26th, Princess Akiko attended the World Federation Cultural and Educational Promotion Council in Osaka.
Photos: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.p...00004056675219

Princess Akiko will give a special lecture titled "Traveling Myths: Between Fiction and Nonfiction" at a cultural symposium held at Iino Hall, Tokyo on March 24th. The symposium is sponsored by Mie, Nara, Shimane Prefectures and Kogakkan University.
Source: pref.nara.jp

Princess Akiko is honorary president of La Festa Mille Miglia. She attended the La Festa Mille Miglia 2017 at Meiji Shrine on October 13, 2017.
Photos: https://www.instagram.com/p/BaLOLkjhA9V/
http://www.lafestamm.com/2017/photo_...s/day1/032.jpg

Akiko at La Festa Mille Miglia 2016
http://www.lafestamm.com/2016/photo_...s/day1/049.jpg

Her sister Princess Yoko attended La Festa Mille Miglia in 2012 and 2013.

Source: Archive|La Festa Mille Miglia

April 30, 2017: Princess Akiko gave a lecture on teaching children Japanese culture at Meiji Shrine.
Photo: https://www.instagram.com/p/BTCOykJlGG5/
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Princess Akiko visited Nagano March 3-5 for the 91st Japan Student Ski Championships Princess Chichibu Cup.
Photo: ameblo.jp

On March 3rd, Princess Nobuko attended a "Women's Health and Work-Life Balance" forum and awards ceremony, sponsored by Women's Health and Menopause Association. She discussed her health issues began in 2004 with gastric ulcers and menopausal disorder. Later, she was repeatedly hospitalized for asthma. The princess' poor health kept her from official duties for many years and she lived apart from her husband. Princess Nobuko visited victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2013 and afterwards gradually increased her duties. She learned much about the association, especially to support those affected by disaster, and has been a women's health counselor herself for 7 years. She volunteers, taking phone calls and became honorary president of the association 5 years ago.
Article/photo: houdoukyoku.jp

Princess Nobuko at the "Women's Health and Work-Life Balance" awards ceremony for FY 2013 on March 8, 2014 and FY2016 on March 10, 2017.
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Old 03-17-2018, 03:14 PM
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Princesses Nobuko and Akiko travelled to Hokkaido Prefecture for the 89th International Miyasma Ski Games in Sapporo last week. Nobuko visited March 8-13th; Akiko visited March 8-12th.
Far right in a blurry photo at: city.sapporo.jp

Princess Nobuko returned to Tokyo briefly on the 10th to attend the Nursing School of the Jikei's Heisei 29 graduation ceremony. [Asahi's Imperial schedule]

On February 25th, Princess Akiko attended a cultural workshop at Konpira Shrine (aka Kotohira-gū) in Kotohira, Kagawa Prefecture. About 30 children enjoyed making traditional confectionery.
Photos: jinja.co.jp

Princess Akiko's page on the Kyoto City University of Arts site.
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On April 1st, the IHA announced Princess Akiko was appointed a visiting professor at Kokushikan University’s Graduate School of Humanities. She will give lectures on Japanese culture and art history several times a year. Kokushikan University had academic exchanges with Prince Mikasa; Princess Akiko attended Kokushikan University’s 100th anniversary ceremony last November.
Source: Sankei

Princess Akiko's recent activities as President of Shinyusha. Their Facebook page is more up to date: https://www.facebook.com/shinyusha/

On March 15th, Princess Akiko attended a kindergarten graduation ceremony at Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine in Fukuoka Prefecture.
Photos: https://www.facebook.com/shinyusha/p...97241317057374

On March 3th, Princess Akiko attended a kutani tea cup workshop at Hokkaido Shrine in Sapporo.
Photos: https://www.facebook.com/shinyusha/p...82482788533227
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Old 04-08-2018, 08:36 PM
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On March 31st, Princess Akiko attended a charity gala sponsored by the AFJ (Association des Français et francophones du Japon) at the French ambassador's residence.
Photos:
2018 - Association des Français du Japon - Les photos de 2018 - Princesse Akiko de la maison Mikasa
2018 - Association des Français du Japon - Les photos de 2018 - Discours

Princess Akiko attended the 44th SIA (Ski Instructor's Association) Festival in Iwate Prefecture April 7-8.
Photos: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.p...00010713604963
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[...] Princess Akiko will give a special lecture titled "Traveling Myths: Between Fiction and Nonfiction" at a cultural symposium held at Iino Hall, Tokyo on March 24th. The symposium is sponsored by Mie, Nara, Shimane Prefectures and Kogakkan University.
Source: pref.nara.jp
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About 410 people attended the symposium.
Photo: www.jinja.co.jp

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[...] Princess Akiko attended the 44th SIA (Ski Instructor's Association) Festival in Iwate Prefecture April 7-8.
Photos: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.p...00010713604963
Princess Akiko also attended SIA Festival on April 9th.
Photo: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=3&theater


Princess Yoko was at the Tokyo American Club on March 5th. She discussed Fukushima with a guest.
Photo: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=3&theater
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Old 04-28-2018, 06:37 PM
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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

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She was in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture April 27-28th for this lecture on the Imperial family's lifestyle, New Year activities, food culture, etc. Princess Akiko is honorary executive chairman of the exhibition which features about 170 pieces of art, clothing, and furnishings from the Meiji era court.

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On April 16th, Princess Nobuko attended the Japan-America Women's Club at the US embassy in Tokyo. The ambassador's wife, Mrs. Hagerty hosted the event.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DbIzAv6V4AAi-0-.jpg
https://twitter.com/usembassytokyo/s...07360223514625
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On April 16th, Princess Akiko attended the 2018 La Festa Primavera's finish at Okazaki Park and its 10th anniversary reception at the Westin Miyako Hotel Kyoto. The vintage car rally ended its 4-day race from Nagoya to Kyoto.

Photo Gallery | La Festa Primavera 2018

http://www.lafesta-primavera.com/201...s/day4/103.jpg
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The IHA announced Princess Yuriko will be admitted to St. Luke's International Hospital May 8-9 to exchange her pacemaker. The approximately 1 hour operation is scheduled for the 8th. She was diagnosed with bradyarrhythmia in May 1999 and has exchanged pacemakers in 2005 and 2011.

Sources: Mainichi, Sankei

Wishing Princess Yuriko a smooth recovery!
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Yes, best wishes for a safe procedure and a quick and complete recovery.
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Princess Yuriko's pacemaker was successfully replaced on the 8th and she returned home the next day. Sankei closely followed the princess' arrival, operation success, and discharge from St. Luke's International Hospital.
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On May 17th, Princess Nobuko attended the opening of the 20th International Roses and Gardening Show at Metlife Dome in Tokorozawa, Saitama Prefecture. She is honorary president of the Japan Rose Society.

Photos: Mainichi, sponichi.co.jp
https://twitter.com/yuumisasada/stat...13505604644864
https://www.facebook.com/yasuhiko.fu...92655580750806
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Prisma, thank you for the regular updates.

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On March 3rd, Princess Nobuko attended a "Women's Health and Work-Life Balance" forum and awards ceremony, sponsored by Women's Health and Menopause Association. She discussed her health issues began in 2004 with gastric ulcers and menopausal disorder. Later, she was repeatedly hospitalized for asthma. The princess' poor health kept her from official duties for many years and she lived apart from her husband. Princess Nobuko visited victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2013 and afterwards gradually increased her duties. She learned much about the association, especially to support those affected by disaster, and has been a women's health counselor herself for 7 years. She volunteers, taking phone calls and became honorary president of the association 5 years ago.
Article/photo: houdoukyoku.jp
She seems to be very frank, much like her husband.
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Princess Akiko will visit the United States privately June 11-21. Most of the trip is work as Gakushuin University researcher. However, she'll attend a US-Japan arts and culture symposium at the Detroit Institute of Arts in Detroit, Michigan on June 12th.

Source: Sankei

Detroit Institute of Arts and Japanese Business So... | Detroit Institute of Arts Museum
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On June 12, the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) and the Japanese Business Society of Detroit (JBSD) present a celebration of Japanese art focusing on how arts and culture have advanced, and continue to advance, relationships between the United States and Japan.

The day includes a symposium, artist demonstrations and a display of a Japanese Friendship Doll, Miss Fukiko Akita, given to the Detroit Children’s Museum in 1927, along with a new male Friendship Doll crafted by Japanese doll maker Master Fujimura. […]

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Following the panel discussion, Her Imperial Highness Princess Akiko of Mikasa, a scholar of Japanese art who holds a doctorate from University of Oxford, will give a talk on how arts and culture have historically fostered, and continue to foster, relationships between the U.S. and Japan. Princess Akiko is not on an official state visit; she is in the U. S. conducting research on the role art can play in strengthening ties between countries.

“The Japanese community in metro Detroit is so honored to have Princess Akiko in the symposium at the DIA,” said Takashi Omitsu. “I am very excited to hear about her extensive research into how art can facilitate strong ties between the U.S. and Japan.”

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On May 20th, Princess Akiko participated in a rice workshop in Niigata Prefecture with 30 students from Tokyo's Kokugakuin University. Her cultural organization Shinyusha hosted the workshop where students planted rice for 2 hours, spoke to farmers, and test drove the agricultural machines. Cutting and harvesting are scheduled for September to October; some of the rice will be dedicated to a shrine.
Photo: Sankei


On April 22nd, Princess Yoko attended the Spring Festival at Yasukuni Shrine.
Video: https://twitter.com/gosinpaikigan/st...55564629372929
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