Polfoto 04-12-2005 Japanese Crown Prince Naruhito plays the viola during a performance of Antonin Dvorak's Symphony No. 9 "From the New World" at a biannual concert by an orchestra formed by the university's alumni in the hall of the Gakushuin University, his old school, in Tokyo, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2005.
Japanese Crown Prince Naruhito plays the viola during a performance of Antonin Dvorak's Symphony No. 9 'From the New World' at a biannual concert by an orchestra formed by the university's alumni in the hall of the Gakushuin University, his old school, in Tokyo, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2003.
Princess Masako was unable to attend this event because she had to take care of Princess Aiko who just had a fever from Dec.2-4.
Crown Prince Naruhito (C) is greeted by people as he arrives at the Kabuki-za theatre in Tokyo, 16 January 2006, Crown Prince Naruhito watched a kabuki stage named "Kojo", a ceremonial curtain raising for announcing former Ganjiro III's succession to the illustrious name of Tojuro Sakata.
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#1: Japanese Crown Prince Naruhito (2nd R) talks to kabuki actor Tojuro Sakata, wearing a traditional headpiece and dressed in formal attire of the kamishimo jacket, upon his arrival at the Kabuki-za theatre in Tokyo January 16, 2006. Naruhito watched a kabuki performance 'Kojo', during which there was a ceremonial curtain raising to announce Kabuki actor former Ganjiro III's succession to the name of Tojuro Sakata.
Crown prince's 'happiest time' The Thames and I by Crown Prince Naruhito
Reviewed by J Sean Curtin
Beyond the carefully crafted public personas, most Japanese know relatively little about the private lives of their imperial family. While the personal lives and intimate secrets of European royals are regularly splashed across newspapers, their Japanese counterparts remain distant, cocooned. It is this inaccessibility that makes Crown Prince Naruhito's memoir of his time at Oxford University between 1983 and 1985 such a compelling read.
Japanese Crown Prince Naruhito (R) being shown the Tokyo-Berlin / Berlin-Tokyo art exhibition by David Elliot, Director of the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, Friday 03 February 2005. The exhibition explores the art and culture of the two cities for over a century and was organized by the Mori Art Museum and Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin. The exhibition will be shown in Tokyo from January 28 to May 7, before moving to Berlin.
Japanese Crown Prince Naruhito R being shown the Tokyo-Berlin Berlin-Tokyo art exhibition by David Elliot , Director of the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo , Friday 03 February 2005. The exhibition explores the art and culture of the two cities for over a century and was organized by the Mori Art Museum and Neue Nationalgalerie , Berlin. The exhibition will be shown in Tokyo from January 28 to May 7 , before moving to Berlin.
Japan prince relives student days A new translation of memoirs written by Japan's crown prince offer a rare insight into the tastes and personality of a man whose life is now cloistered.
"The Thames and I" details Prince Naruhito's time at Oxford University, where he studied between 1983 and 1985. The heir to the Japanese throne, known simply as Hiro while at Oxford, seems to have revelled in the freedom there........................ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asi...ic/4674188.stm
Heirs and races
The campaign to keep women off the imperial throne has taken a xenophobic turn, writes Justin McCurry Justin McCurry in Tokyo
Friday February 3, 2006
Although the original appeared 13 years ago, the release this week of a translation of the memoirs of Crown Prince Naruhito, the heir to the Japanese throne, has given English speakers a rare glimpse of the more human face of one of the imperial family's most visible members. During his days at Oxford University, the prince, now 45, apparently developed a liking for English pubs and fish and chips wrapped in newspaper, and, in his stilted efforts to mix with other students, insisted he be called, simply, Hiro................ http://www.guardian.co.uk/elsewhere/...701669,00.html
SAITAMA, Japan - Crown Prince Naruhito, known for his work on waterways, visits a historical site of the Minuma-Tsusenbori canal in Saitama, north of Tokyo, on Feb. 14 as part of his research for a lecture on Japanese water transportation to be given at the world water forum in Mexico in March.
Crown prince turns 46, happy about imperial pregnancy
(Kyodo) _ Crown Prince Naruhito turned 46 Thursday, expressing his hope that all goes well for Princess Kiko, his younger brother's wife, who is expecting her third child in autumn.
At a news conference prior to his birthday, the crown prince said he and his wife Crown Princess Masako are happy at the news, while refraining from commenting on a proposal by a government panel to revise the Imperial House Law so that females could ascend Japan's imperial throne as a way to avoid a possible succession crisis.
If the law is revised in line with the proposal, the crown prince's only child Princess Aiko, who under the current law is not allowed to ascend the throne because she is female, will be second in line to the throne after her father, and could become the first female monarch since the 18th century. "As her parent I have various thoughts, but I would like to refrain from commenting further," the crown prince said......................... http://asia.news.yahoo.com/060222/kyodo/d8fuc7ko0.html
Japan's crown prince welcomes royal pregnancy
.....................Naruhito spoke tenderly of Aiko, who starts nursery school this spring, describing how she took a cake to her mother when Masako was in bed with a cold on her birthday last December.
He also said Aiko was fascinated with Japan's national sport of sumo, excitedly watching the giant wrestlers on TV and imitating their moves. "She also knows the names of all the top wrestlers," the proud father added. "I don't know nearly as much."............................. http://go.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle....rss/uk/topNews
Crown Prince Naruhito holds news conference for 46th birthday
Crown Prince Naruhito turned 46 on Thursday and held a news conference to mark his birthday, saying that Crown Princess Masako was recovering from her illness steadily.
In the news conference the crown prince expressed hope for Crown Princess Masako's future activities, saying he thought it would be good if she could find something to do using her past experience.................. http://mdn.mainichi-msn.co.jp/nation...na021000c.html
:) Official Birthday Video from Kunaicho website:) http://www.kunaicho.go.jp/meta-11/h180223-300.wvx
Video 1st shows Prince Naruhito walking in the grounds of his Togu Palace by himself and then followed by a video footage of the family with their pets.
Screen Caps from the Official Birthday video from Kunaicho website