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Humera 12-15-2006 12:09 PM

Official visit from Jordan - December 20, 2006
 
King, Queen Visit Japan This Month

Amman, Dec. 15 (Petra) -- Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania Al Abdullah will start official visit for Japan on December 20 during which they will meet with the Emperor and Empress of Japan. Petra

Jordan's royals to visit Japan December 20

Amman - Jordan's King Abdullah and Queen Rania are to pay a state visit to Japan starting December 20 at the invitation of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, the Jordanian royal court announced Friday. Link

dazzling 12-16-2006 06:32 AM

this would be an intresting visit, id like to see what queen rania will pull off wardrobe wise. is this a state visit ?

Humera 12-16-2006 06:48 AM

one of the article mentions it is a state visit, the Petra article just says its an official one so I cant be too sure.
King Abdullah and Queen Rania's paid a state visit to Japan seven years ago (december 1999) , which, i believe, was 5 days long.
There aren't that many pictures from that visit so Im hoping this one will be different.

carlota 12-16-2006 10:22 AM

i must say i'm impressed by all the visits their majesties are doing all around the world lately: britain, japan, india, the netherlands and even received the spanish royals in jordan in only months. they travelled to so many places in such a small period of time. really good for them!

sara1981 12-16-2006 11:33 PM

im hope CP couple will attend also

Humera 12-17-2006 09:51 AM

An article with more details on the visit:

King, Queen to visit Japan

Amman, 15/12/2006, (Communication & Information Division - Royal Hashemite Court) -- Their Majesties King Abdullah and Queen Rania will visit Japan this week, where they will meet with Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko.

During the December 20 visit, the King will also hold talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Foreign Minister Aso Taro on ways to boost cooperation between the two countries and discuss recent developments in the Middle East. King Abdullah.jo


lil Monkey 12-17-2006 05:57 PM

Wow can't wait, we will defintely see Rayah, which is great! can't waaaiiiit :)

asturiana 12-20-2006 03:36 AM

King and Queen Start Japan Visit (Petra)

Amman, Dec.20(Petra)—Their Majesties King Abdullah and Queen Rania left Amman on Wednesday morning heading to Japan in an official visit during which they will meet with the Japanese Emperor and the Empress.

http://petra.gov.jo/nepras/2006/Dec/20/22000.htm


First pictures (Gettyimages)

http://editorial.gettyimages.com/sou...%7c0&p=7&tag=2

mandyy 12-20-2006 03:46 AM

Photos from AP via Yahoo

Humera 12-20-2006 11:55 AM

Arrival pictures from Petra:
Photo 1
Photo 2


King Abdullah urges renewed peace talks

King Abdullah of Jordan, speaking in an exclusive interview with The Yomiuri Shimbun, stressed the need to relaunch the Middle East peace process and pledged continued support to the administration of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to stabilize the Iraqi situation.
King Abdullah, who will visit Japan from Wednesday, expressed hope that Japan will play a "vital role" in Middle East affairs because it is "the strongest donor socially and economically" for the region.
Following are excerpts from the interview held at the king's residence in Amman. Yomiuri Shimbun

salma 12-20-2006 12:20 PM

Finally itīs official visit or state visit?

fanletizia 12-20-2006 12:39 PM

More from anp

http://www.anp-photo.com/search.pp?p...4267194&pos=13
http://www.anp-photo.com/search.pp?p...4267211&pos=12
http://www.anp-photo.com/search.pp?p...4267193&pos=14
http://www.anp-photo.com/search.pp?p...4267038&pos=17

Adamari 12-20-2006 12:52 PM

This is an official visit, not a state visit. I can tell by the lack of ceremony when they arrived at the airport, for one. The Jordanian royal couple made a state visit to Japan in 1999, not long after coming to the throne. In the West, it is customary for a head of state to make only one state visit to a country during their time in office or on the throne. The few times I've seen a state visit by the same person to the same country, it has been two or three decades after the first one, the countries have a very special relationship (such as the Scandinavia kingdoms) or there's a special reason for the state visit (such as the centennial of Norway's independence, when King Harald visited Queen Elizabeth II a second time in a decade or so).

If this had been a state visit, Abdullah and Rania would have done more today than just arrive at the airport. They would have had a very busy day, from the formal welcoming ceremony in the morning to various engagements in the afternoon to a gala dinner in the evening. The second day would look much the same, with public engagements and a return dinner. Then more engagements the third day before leaving. In essence, their visit would have looked a lot like their state visit to the Netherlands in November.

salma 12-20-2006 01:08 PM

Thankīs Adamari.

iceflower 12-21-2006 02:41 AM

Jordan's King Abdullah II (R), accompanied by his wife Queen Rania (L), arrives at Tokyo's Haneda Airport, 20 December 2006. King Abdullah II is on a three-day visit to hold his first talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe since the Japanese leader took office in September. AFP PHOTO / KAZUHIRO NOGI

Leaving the plane
Queen Rania
Shaking hands
For more click here!

Little_star 12-21-2006 03:55 AM

Wow! I guess I've been out of the loop, I didn't realise they were going to Japan. Does anybody know if their itinerary is available and what events they will be attending?

Humera 12-21-2006 11:00 AM

Dinner banquet
 
This handout picture taken 21 December 2006 shows visiting Jordanian King Abdullah II (2nd R) and his wife Queen Rania (L) being greeted by Japanese Emperor Akihito (2nd L) and Empress Michiko (R) for their dinner upon their arrival at the Imperial residence in Tokyo.

Photo 1
Photo 2

Little_star 12-21-2006 12:05 PM

King Abdullah meets with Japanese economic experts
LINK

King Abdullah meets Japanese Foreign Minister
LINK

linda85 12-21-2006 10:09 PM

This couple is sure getting around this year!! Busy indeed.!!!

iceflower 12-22-2006 02:53 AM

Pics 22.12.2006
 
Jordanian Queen Rania (L) and Princess Iman dressed in kimono hold wooden battledores or hagoita as they visit Sodo Kimono Academy in Tokyo, 22 December 2006. Queen Rania is accompanying her husband King Abdullah II on a three-day visit to Japan. /Tatsuyuki Tayama /POOL

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asturiana 12-22-2006 04:51 AM

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Originally Posted by iceflower
Jordanian Queen Rania (L) and Princess Iman dressed in kimono hold wooden battledores or hagoita as they visit Sodo Kimono Academy in Tokyo, 22 December 2006. Queen Rania is accompanying her husband King Abdullah II on a three-day visit to Japan. /Tatsuyuki Tayama /POOL

Wow!!! Great photos!!!

More from Gettyimages:
http://editorial.gettyimages.com/sou...%7c0&p=7&tag=1


Picture from today:
Jordan's Queen Rania, wife of King Abdullah II, escorted by Japan's first lady Akie Abe, arrives at the premier's official Picture from Terra.es

dazzling 12-22-2006 06:00 AM

suprisingly queen rania is back to herself, she seems she isputting herself back together, hope she stays to it. Queen rania wearing japanese traditional cloths is a great idea, choce of dress was very pretty.

Veram98 12-22-2006 07:40 AM

Rania Radiant As Ever In Japanese Garb For Tokyo Visit
 
22 DECEMBER 2006

Queen Rania who is well known for her style choices, proved she wasn't afraid to cast aside her designer outfits and step out in something completely different when she paid a visit to Japan this week. The elegant mum-of-four's chic ensembles have made her one of the world's most stylish royals, but the Jordanian queen was looking equally stunning in a formal kimono as she toured an educational establishment in Tokyo.

http://www.hellomagazine.com/royalty...-japan-kimono/

Humera 12-22-2006 08:44 AM

Wow indeed!
The Queen looks breathtakingly beautiful, and Princess Iman looks like a doll.
I thought Rania's dress at yesterday's dinner banquet had a Japanese flair, what a lovely surprise to actually see her in a kimono.

lil Monkey 12-22-2006 10:43 AM

WOW Amazing,! Beauftiful, I am speechless!

she also gave japan a JOrdanian thaub as a gift, check this out...
http://www.petra.gov.jo/nepras/2006/Dec/22/18048I.htm :)

Humera 12-22-2006 12:59 PM

Jordan's Princess Iman (R), dressed in a kimono, receives hagoitas from a kimono master (L) as Queen Rania (C) looks on during their visit to Sodo Kimono Academy in Tokyo December 22, 2006. Photo

Jordan's Queen Rania, left, and her daughter Princess Iman dressed in traditional Japanese kimonos hold wooden battledores called 'hagoita' as they visit Sodo Kimono Academy in Tokyo, Friday, Dec. Photo

Jordan's Queen Rania, left, dressed in a traditional Japanese kimono hands a gift to Japan's first lady Akie Abe as they visit Sodo Kimono Academy in Tokyo, Friday, Dec. 22, 2006. Photo

Jordan's Queen Rania (back row C) and Princess Iman (back row L), dressed in kimonos, pose with Japan's first lady Akie Abe (back row R) and students of Sodo Kimono Academy in Tokyo December 22, 2006. Photo Photo

Jordan's Queen Rania (C) and Princess Iman (R), dressed in kimonos, chat with Norio Yamanaka (L), president of Sodo Kimono Academy as they visit his academy in Tokyo December 22, 2006. Photo

Other pics from the Sodo Kimono Academy Queen Rania is escorted by Japan's first lady Akie Abe as they arrive at the premier's official residence in Tokyo for a luncheon hosted by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Friday, Dec. 22, 2006. Photo

Humera 12-22-2006 01:29 PM

Queen Rania Puts Jordanian Thoub besides Japanese Kimono

During her visit to Tokyo this week, Queen Rania literally stepped out of her own shoes and into a traditional Japanese kimono to familiarize herself with the ancient kimono wearing ceremony. Petra

Wonderful pictures from Petra from Queen Rania and Princess Iman's visit to the Sodo Kimono Academy
Image Gallery - Click Here
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The deep rooted heritage and unity of the Jordanian family, and woman's role in preserving the unity of the society were the main issues raised by Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah during a meeting with Japanese businesswomen and members of parliament. Petra

Image Gallery - Click Here

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King Delivers Speech at Japan Institute of International Affairs

Tokyo, Dec. 22 (Petra) -- His Majesty King Abdullah II said that the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is at the heart of the tension in the Middle East and that the continued failure to find a resolution threatens to aggravate other crises in our region.

His Majesty's remarks came during a speech delivered at Japan Institute of International Affairs JIIA in Tokyo in the presence of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah and large number of intellectuals and leaders. Petra

Image Gallery - Click Here

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King Meets Japanese Prime Minister

Tokyo, Dec. 22 (Petra) -- Jordan and Japan on Friday stressed the importance of restoring security and stability in the Middle East and reaching solutions for the regional issues and conflicts, mainly the Palestinian issue which is the core of conflict. Petra

Image Gallery - Click Here (Princess Raiyah can be seen in the second picture, sitting on the King's right)

zaknoulia 12-22-2006 01:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Humera
Queen Rania Puts Jordanian Thoub besides Japanese Kimono

During her visit to Tokyo this week, Queen Rania literally stepped out of her own shoes and into a traditional Japanese kimono to familiarize herself with the ancient kimono wearing ceremony. Petra

Wonderful pictures from Petra from Queen Rania and Princess Iman's visit to the Sodo Kimono Academy
Image Gallery - Click Here
Image Gallery - Click Here




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The deep rooted heritage and unity of the Jordanian family, and woman's role in preserving the unity of the society were the main issues raised by Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah during a meeting with Japanese businesswomen and members of parliament. Petra

Image Gallery - Click Here

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King Delivers Speech at Japan Institute of International Affairs

Tokyo, Dec. 22 (Petra) -- His Majesty King Abdullah II said that the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is at the heart of the tension in the Middle East and that the continued failure to find a resolution threatens to aggravate other crises in our region.

His Majesty's remarks came during a speech delivered at Japan Institute of International Affairs JIIA in Tokyo in the presence of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah and large number of intellectuals and leaders. Petra

Image Gallery - Click Here

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King Meets Japanese Prime Minister

Tokyo, Dec. 22 (Petra) -- Jordan and Japan on Friday stressed the importance of restoring security and stability in the Middle East and reaching solutions for the regional issues and conflicts, mainly the Palestinian issue which is the core of conflict. Petra

Image Gallery - Click Here (Princess Raiyah can be seen in the second picture, sitting on the King's right)


Queen RAnia looks Wonderfull in Kimono!!

asturiana 12-22-2006 02:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lil Monkey
she also gave japan a JOrdanian thaub as a gift, check this out...http://www.petra.gov.jo/nepras/2006/Dec/22/18048I.htm :)

That's so nice. Thanks everyone for the pictures :flowers:.

houri 12-22-2006 02:35 PM

lovely pictures indeed , is this the first time princess Iman go with her parents in official visit ?

syima 12-22-2006 03:57 PM

Leaving the plane

Click it and check this out is this little Prince Hussein behind its look like that him.....
I guess that QR and KA tooks all of her kids with them to Japan....

Princess Iman have grow alot and she look so different very prettier mashallah!! Shes wored beautiful japanese outfit!!! same with her mother QR.

Princess Iman has the much western look...... her genetic from her grandma Princess Muna side....

Do you agree???

:smile:

Humera 12-22-2006 04:18 PM

good eye syima, that does look like Prince Hussein

King, Queen Arrive Back Home

Amman, Dec. 22 (Petra) -- Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania Al Abdullah arrived back home on Friday following an official visit for Japan, during which they met with Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan. Petra[

syima 12-23-2006 02:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Humera
good eye syima, that does look like Prince Hussein

King, Queen Arrive Back Home

Amman, Dec. 22 (Petra) -- Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania Al Abdullah arrived back home on Friday following an official visit for Japan, during which they met with Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan. Petra[


:smile: You said good eye that make me smile.........

KA and QR must be so tired after a long flight..... Do you think they return to work today? or taking day off and have much sleep?

They are really lucky that they travel oversea alot!

puresnow 12-23-2006 10:12 PM

Thanks everyone for the pics!!

Rossina 12-24-2006 09:00 AM

queen Rania is wonderful with kimono .....:smile::smile::smile::smile:

ap3 12-24-2006 11:23 AM

Were they only in Japan for 2 days? That seems like a very long trip for such a short stay!

I really liked her outfits for this trip. Stylish and professional in a queenly way (if you know what I mean). Much more appropriate than so many of her outfits on the Holland trip.

The only I didn't care for was the one she wore to have dinner with the Emperor and Empress. It seemed a strange cut and color. Though admitteldy I could not see the outfit very well from 2 pix we had.

jroneida 12-26-2006 12:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Humera
This handout picture taken 21 December 2006 shows visiting Jordanian King Abdullah II (2nd R) and his wife Queen Rania (L) being greeted by Japanese Emperor Akihito (2nd L) and Empress Michiko (R) for their dinner upon their arrival at the Imperial residence in Tokyo.

Photo 1
Photo 2

I love the dress she's wearing, any idea on who designed it? Great picture find :)

ahammad 12-26-2006 02:56 AM

Queen Rania Wearing a Silk Kimono in Japan. from Hello Magazine
http://www.hellomagazine.com/royalty...-japan-kimono/

Amina 12-26-2006 04:59 AM

NOTE: This image was not in Hello Magazine.


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Caption:

TOKYO - DECEMBER 22: Queen Rania of Jordan (R) and daughter Princess Iman (C) pose with Japan's First Lady Akie Abe at the Sodo Kimono Academy on December 22, 2006 in Tokyo. Queen Rania of Jordan is in Japan for a three day visit.
From Getty Images

Queen Rania & Princess Iman

I think Princess Iman is going to grow up to be a real beauty and QR's kimono is so pretty.

fanletizia 12-26-2006 06:09 AM

Rania of Jordan, radiating during her official visit to Japan

http://www.abc.es/20061226/gente-oci...612261113.html

micas 12-26-2006 05:51 PM

Wonderful pics, i love see this couple and is amaizing see them with the older dogther. Rania is wonderful, i just love her.

Humera 12-26-2006 06:16 PM

Abaca has lovely new pictures of Queen Rania and Princess Iman at the Sodo Kimono Academy:
http://www.abacausa.com/ximagi/searc...nment_id=35290

asturiana 12-27-2006 01:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Humera
Abaca has lovely new pictures of Queen Rania and Princess Iman at the Sodo Kimono Academy:
http://www.abacausa.com/ximagi/searc...nment_id=35290

Thanks, I like the first picture.

tesaweer 12-27-2006 06:42 PM

Nice pictures, thanx everyone. QRania looks great in a kimono, I like her hair in these pictures too :smile:

sommone 01-03-2007 04:02 AM

I wanted to see the photo of Queen Rania with the other children, but it wouldn't work. Oh well. Rania looked great, and Princess Iman has grown up fast.

suPeRgiRL! 01-06-2007 08:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jroneida
I love the dress she's wearing, any idea on who designed it? Great picture find :)

Do we have close-ups of the front part of the dress? I'd love to see it..

Little_star 01-10-2007 05:53 AM

I'm more than a little late to this thread, but thank you all for the pictures. Rania and Iman looked wonderful in their kimonoes. The designs on each were beautiful.


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