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Old 02-23-2006, 04:51 AM
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#1-6: More screen caps of Prince Naruhito and his family from Kunaicho's offical birthday video (located in post #40)
#7-8: TVBS news

Video footage of the whole press conference from Yomiuri news (in Japanese)
Part 1: http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/stream/kika...3_kositu_1.asx
Part 2: http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/stream/kika...3_kositu_2.asx
Part 3: http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/stream/kika...3_kositu_3.ram
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Old 02-23-2006, 05:12 AM
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Nice looking family. He looks happy. However, when asked about his sister in law's pregnancy- what was the poor guy to do but answer that he is happy for his brother and sister in law. Reporters have no shame. I really don't know how I feel about this whole situation as I am not Japanese. Their customs, traditions and feelings about duty to country and then self is quite perplexing to a western point of view. I know that the Japanese do revere tradition and this would explain how "we" don't always understand what is right and proper for the Royal family.

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Old 02-23-2006, 08:26 PM
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Video footage from NNN news shows the Emperor and Empress entering Togu Palace to have dinner celebrating Prince Naruhito's 46th birthday. News reports said that Prince Akishino went for the dinner but not Princess Kiko considering the fact that she's pregnant. Video also shows Sayako Kuroda who also entered Togu Palace by car for dinner too (the driver herself with this woman beside her which I think is the police who's her bodyguard for the 1st half of the yr after her marriage to Kuroda).
http://meta.cdn.yahoo-streaming.jp/c...0&media=wm300k
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I thought the Togu Palace was within the Imperial Palace grounds, so why were all the cars whizzing by during the video? It was also kind of cute to see tiny Sayako driving all by herself and barely able to see over the steering wheel! I wonder where her husband was?
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Old 02-23-2006, 10:09 PM
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I thought the Togu Palace was within the Imperial Palace grounds, so why were all the cars whizzing by during the video? It was also kind of cute to see tiny Sayako driving all by herself and barely able to see over the steering wheel! I wonder where her husband was?
Yes, Togu Palace is within the Akasaka detached palace compound, the video shows that they are entering that gate of the Akasaka compound. There are many entrances surrounding the Akasaka palace compound, some gates are close to other Imperial Residences such as Prince Akishino's or Princess Takamado's, so I guess this gate that they use to enter Akasaka is close to Togu Palace, that's why I just said that they are entering Togu Palace.

Below you can see the map of the Akasaka Palace compound consisting of Togu palace and other Imperial residences with many gates. The one written as 東宮御所 is Togu Palace and the their nearest gate is written as 東宮御所正門.

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Old 02-23-2006, 11:07 PM
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they are a loving family, Aiko is getting cutter and cutter!
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Old 02-23-2006, 11:23 PM
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1.Emperor and Empress
2.Sayako Kuroda
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Old 02-24-2006, 06:21 PM
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Prince Naruhito performing official duties.
Photos from Imperial Household Agency
#1: Dec. 6, 2005.
#2: Dec. 14, 2005- Watching Shakespear's 'Mid-summer nights dream' perfromance
#3: Jan. 17, 2006.
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I thought the Togu Palace was within the Imperial Palace grounds, so why were all the cars whizzing by during the video? It was also kind of cute to see tiny Sayako driving all by herself and barely able to see over the steering wheel! I wonder where her husband was?
The Togu Palace isn't within the Imperial Palace grounds. It's in the separate Asakasa compound which has various residences scattered in its grounds.

As far as Sayako's husband, he was at work of course!!
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Mandyy,

Thank you so much for the screen caps.

What a lovely family! Aiko looks bigger than her age.
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Unwatermarked photos from ANP of Prince Naruhito's birthday photos
#1: Japanese Crown Prince Naruhito speaks to reporters at his Togu Palace residence in Tokyo February 21, 2006. Naruhito celebrates his 46th birthday on Thursday. Picture taken February 21, 2006.
#2: Japanese Crown Prince Naruhito speaks to reporters at his Togu Palace residence in Tokyo February 21, 2006. Naruhito celebrates his 46th birthday on Thursday. Picture taken February 21, 2006.
#3-5: Japanese Crown Prince Naruhito, his wife Crown Princess Masako and their daughter Princess Aiko smile as they take their dogs for a walk at his Togu Palace residence in Tokyo February 13, 2006. Naruhito celebrates his 46th birthday on February 23. Picture taken February 13, 2006.
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Its very nice to see the photo"s of Prince Naruhito,Princess Masako and they daughter Princess Aiko at the Togu Palace garden.

I hope that Princess Masako soon be better.:)



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Old 02-28-2006, 05:37 AM
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1.Emperor and Empress
2.Sayako Kuroda
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I am Happy to see Pr.Sayako again.
Last time I see her in Japan 15 Nov.2005 on her Wedding day with Imperial car to hotel Imperial Palace.

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Prince Naruhito at the 61st National Winter Athletic Meet in Tomakomai, Hokkaido on Jan. 28, 2006.
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Prince Naruhito was seen today (March 2, 2006) jogging in the afternoon around the outside of the Imperial Palace with Imperial Household Agency employees. They jogged for about 30 minutes. It has been 3 years last seen him jogging around the outside of the Imperial Palace.

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#2: TBS news- http://meta.cdn.yahoo-streaming.jp/c...1&media=wm300k
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Press Conference by His Imperial Highness The Crown Prince on the Occasion of His Birthday (Feb. 21, 2006)
From Kunaicho website

Question 2
Her Imperial Highness Princess Aiko will enter Gakushuin Kindergarten this spring. Please tell us about the recent growth of Her Imperial Highness. Looking back on Your Imperial Highness' own education you received as a member of the Imperial Family, please tell us of your plans for the education of Her Imperial Highness.
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Princess Aiko is now four years old and she will attend Gakushuin Kindergarten starting this April. I would like to take this opportunity to express my heartfelt gratitude to many people who are warmly watching over her. This year, she is experiencing various things through group activities with other children around her own age at the "National Children's Castle," and I think it has been a good opportunity for her to receive various educational stimuli. Furthermore, at my residence she continues to have gymnastic lessons and study music when the "National Children's Castle" is closed. I believe that engaging in activities with children of a slightly different age range is also meaningful.
Recently, she often plays games such as iroha-garuta and shinkei suijaku, and like the previous year, at this New Year's she pounded mochi, played Japanese card games, flew a kite, and played with a top. I believe Princess Aiko has been able to experience traditional Japanese play. Last year, through growing vegetables in the garden, I think that she was able to experience the joy of watching vegetables grow and then harvesting them. I was impressed to see her go down to the garden to water the plants every day. Now she is looking forward to picking strawberries. She took the products of her garden to Their Majesties The Emperor and Empress or gave them to friends, and she seems to enjoy sharing things with everyone.
I sometimes catch glimpses of her thoughtfulness toward us and the people around her. Even on the evening of the birthday of Princess Masako last December when Princess Masako was in bed with a cold, she visited Princess Masako's bedroom, bringing the Princess' birthday cake, in order to express her gratitude for the care that she had received when she had caught a cold before that. It also appears that at the "National Children's Castle" she lends a hand to children who are younger than her, saying, "When I could not do it, such and such a person helped me."
It is worth pointing out that on New Year's Day this year when we were going to the Imperial Palace, it seems that she saw all the reporters and other people standing at the gate and said, "Everyone is standing out in the cold, so I will wave my dog's paw at them."
She is also very interested in sumo wrestling. When she wrestles with us or our staff members, she reenacts the sumo wrestling techniques. She also reads the names of sumo wrestlers in kana in a book about sumo, and remembers well the first and last names of sumo wrestlers. For example, she remembers Yokozuna Asashoryu as "Asashoryu Akinori." She sometimes writes these names in hiragana. To be honest, she is better than me when it comes to the names of sumo wrestlers. When she watches sumo matches on TV, she comes up with phrases like, "Dare dare ni hoshi ga tsuita yo. Ureshiina. (I am happy that such and such a wrestler won.)" in seven-and-five syllable meter. I want to watch lovingly over her eagerness and independence, while cherishing her childlike curiosity and humor.
At the same time, I have heard that self-assertiveness gets stronger at the age of four. Nevertheless, the rules and manners of society are important, and I believe that it is important to gradually teach her and have her gain an understanding of these things. It is probably necessary to also share information about raising children with parents in our generation while valuing the advice of the generation of our parents, who have vast experience in parenting.
I believe that excursions are good chances for Princess Aiko to get to know the outside world. She also has more opportunities to greet guests when they visit our residence. From time to time we visit the Imperial Palace, and Princess Aiko appears to be always looking forward to going. She will be entering kindergarten shortly, and we would like to treasure the time that we have until then and allow her to have as much different experience as possible.
With regard to the education that Princess Aiko will receive as a member of the Imperial Family, I think it should be considered at a slightly later stage. At the time when I myself entered kindergarten, I believe that there was emphasis on my growing up as an individual child. Nevertheless, I remember that when I entered kindergarten, which was the first place where I experienced group learning, my parents, now Their Majesties The Emperor and Empress, went out of their way to help me in various ways. In particular, it seemed that they thought about various things such as the development of my physical strength so that I could have fun playing with other children after I entered kindergarten. This included things like having me jump, skip, run, or climb trees. They trusted the school policies, and I am grateful to them for entrusting the schools with everything.
My memories of my first year of kindergarten are fragmentary, but I still have them, so I am deeply moved by the fact that our child is approaching this age. Princess Masako is also devoted to child rearing, and we make sure that we have many opportunities to discuss things together. From here on, we will respect the educational policies of the teachers at Gakushuin Kindergarten, and hope that through playing with children of her own age at kindergarten Princess Aiko will learn various things including the rules of society and that she will grow up in good health.

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An insightful and very lovely interview. Thank you for the translation.
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An insightful and very lovely interview. Thank you for the translation.
I agree! Prince Naruhito loves Aiko very much, no doubt. If I'm not mistaken, that is the longest answer so far about Aiko. You can feel his love and attention in every word. :)

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Prince Naruhito visits his grandparents Emperor Hirohito and Empress Nagako's tomb on March 9, 2006 prior to his Mexico visit.

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Its a shame that Masako can't go with Naruhito to Mexico.
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