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iceflower 04-29-2012 03:50 AM

CP Philippe & Mathilde on economic mission to Japan (& South Korea): June 10-15, 2012
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Crown Prince Philippe and Crown Princess Mathilde will be on an economic mission to Japan from June 10th to June 15th, 2012.

On his way to Japan Crown Prince Philippe will represent the King on the Belgian Day at the Expo 2012 Yeosu in South Korea, Crown Princess Mathilde will travel to Japan directly.

The economic mission is organized by the Agency for Foreign Trade in close cooperation with the regional trade.
State and local ministers will accompany the couple on their journey.

source: Mission économique au Japon - Exposition Internationale de Yeosu (Corée du Sud)

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iceflower 06-10-2012 08:17 AM


The visit to Japan has started today, June 10.

As a first event Crown Princess Mathilde has visited the Nezu Museum in Tokyo.

** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** Pic 4 ** Pic 5 ** belga gallery day 1 - June 10, 2012 **

stephanievl 06-10-2012 03:44 PM

The full program can be seen here
Belgian Economic Mission to Japan_Programme 120608

stephanievl 06-10-2012 04:33 PM

Movie clip of Philip at the expo
Prins Filip op missie in Zuid-Korea

leanne 06-11-2012 01:57 AM

some photos of June 11 with Crown Prince of Japan

Princess Mathilde June 11 2012 - News, photos, topics, and quotes

iceflower 06-11-2012 03:09 AM


Here's a nice gallery with large pics from day 1:

** Prinses Mathilde helemaal zen in Japan **

After the meeting with Crown Prince Naruhito today, Crown Princess Mathilde and Crown Prince Philippe visited the Meiji Shrine temple and Mathilde had a meeting with the delegation of the Belgian businesswomen.

** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** Pic 4 ** Pic 5 ** belga gallery - day 2, June 11, 2012 **

** gettyimages/photonews gallery: JPN: Philippe And Mathilde Of Belgium Visit Japan **

** video: Filip en Mathilde in Japan **

** gallery: Fotospecial: Filip en Mathilde op bezoek in Japan **

iceflower 06-12-2012 09:53 AM


Today, June 12, on day 3 of the visit, Crown Prince Philippe has visited the Keidanren head office, Crown Princess Mathilde
has visited the Bunka Gakuen University and an exhibition of court kimonos and together they've attended a dinner with
Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko at the Imperial Palace.

** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** Pic 4 ** Pic 5 **

** belga gallery day 3 - June 12, 2012 **

** gettyimages/photonews: JPN: Belgian Economic Mission To Japan **

stephanievl 06-12-2012 02:05 PM

At the reception in the Belgian Embassy Japanese Prince Hitachi and his wife Princess Hitachi were present


Marika86 06-12-2012 02:28 PM

"Hola" Los admiradores de la princesa Matilde la asaltan en Japón

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iceflower 06-12-2012 03:44 PM


Originally Posted by stephanievl (Post 1429466)
At the reception in the Belgian Embassy Japanese Prince Hitachi and his wife Princess Hitachi were present


Thanks a lot for pointing that out, stephanievl - it is nice to see that couple again!

Here's a video of the meeting:

** Filip en Mathilde persoonlijk ontvangen door keizer en keizerin **

And some pics without watermarks:

** reuters/daylife gallery - June 12, 2012 ** BB gallery June 11: Belgisk kronprinspar i Japan **

stephanievl 06-12-2012 03:47 PM

Another nice gallery
Onze reporter reist met prinsenpaar mee naar Japan

iceflower 06-13-2012 10:29 AM


On day 4 of the visit, June 13, Crown Princess Mathilde has participated in a meeting with students taking part in the project 'Building international bridges' in Sendai and she met people who live in Sendai outside the area affected by the earthquake and tsunami disaster last year.

** belga gallery day 4 - June 13, 2012 **

stephanievl 06-13-2012 02:27 PM

Movie clip of today
Mathilde bezoekt slachtoffers tsunami

iceflower 06-13-2012 03:33 PM


Thanks, stephanievl! :smile:

I've noticed that the gettyimages gallery from yesterday has been updated with pics from today, so that may happen
again till the end of the journey:

** JPN: Belgian Economic Mission To Japan **

** Prinses Mathilde bezoekt in Japan zone die zwaar getroffen werd door tsunami ** translation **

iceflower 06-14-2012 08:56 AM


Crown Prince Philippe enjoyed some Belgian fries and a Belgian beer :smile: at the ''Belgian Beer Weekend Osaka 2012''
during the fifth day of the economic mission today, 14 June 2012.

** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 **

** belga gallery day 5 - June 14, 2012 **

** video: Prins Filip opent Belgische bierweekend in Japan **

iceflower 06-15-2012 08:26 AM


On the final day in Japan, June 15, Crown Prince Philippe has visited the Silver Ginkakuji Temple in Kyoto.

** belga gallery day 6 - June 15, 2012 **

A video of the press conference about the conclusion of the mission:

** Prins Filip blikt terug op handelsmissie in Japan **

Marika86 06-16-2012 08:29 AM

Picture Galleries from the official site of the Economic Mission

Picture Galleries | Belgian Economic Mission to Japan

Two more photogalleries from Lehtikuva

Belgian prinssi Philippe tuoppi kädessä ** Prinsessa Mathilden värikäs asu Japanin vierailulla

stephanievl 06-18-2012 01:06 PM

Princess Mathilde picked up prince Philippe from the airport. She drove the car and had the 4 childern with her.


Article: Google Vertalen

Lina RdC 06-18-2012 01:39 PM

Still a couple of blog entries and high resolution photos from this economic mission:
Philippe et Mathilde chez l’Empereur ! (photos) | rue royale; Mathilde bouleversée auprès des survivants du tsunami | rue royale; Dans l’assiette du prince Philippe ! | rue royale; Le prince Philippe rend hommage à son conseiller critiqué dans les médias | rue royale; Philippe : « Je fais confiance au lecteur. Il sait se faire sa propre opinion » | rue royale; Mathilde est venue chercher Philippe sur le tarmac de l’aéroport | rue royale;;;
Philippe et Mathilde au pays du soleil levant | (gallery from

selminha 06-19-2012 07:26 AM

Beautifull photos!!!!!

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