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iceflower 05-02-2017 04:00 AM

Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko Current Events Part 3: May 2017 - April 2019

Welcome to part 3 of the thread for the Current Events of Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko!

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** Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko Current Events Part 2: November 2006 - April 2017 **

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iceflower 05-18-2017 07:24 AM


Princess Kiko visited a medical facility for children and attended a national meeting of the Japan Anti-Tuberculosis Association in Sapporo today, May 18:

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Prisma 05-18-2017 01:33 PM

Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko were congratulated on their daughter’s engagement plans during public service. Princess Kiko is in Hokkaido Prefecture May 18-19.

Prince Akishino is in Kobe May 18-19 for the Port of Kobe’s 150th anniversary. He visited RIKEN Computer Science Research Organization on Thursday.
Photo: Asahi

ETA: Photos of the 150th Port of Kobe anniversary ceremony on May 19th at Asahi 2, Yomiuri

iceflower 05-19-2017 02:16 AM


Here's another photo of Prince Akishino taken yesterday, May 18, while visiting the Riken Advanced Institute for Computational Science in Kobe:

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And today, May 19, he held a speech during the ceremony marking the 150th anniversary of the opening of Port of Kobe:

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Prisma 05-19-2017 10:26 PM

Princess Kiko attended the Japan Anti-Tuberculosis National Assembly in Sapporo, Hokkaido on the 19th.

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Video of Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko’s events since their daughter’s engagement plans. Media continues to follow Mako and Kei Komuro.

iceflower 05-22-2017 02:17 AM


Prince Akishino, Princess Kiko and Princess Mako attended an exhibition at the National Museum of Nature and Science in Tokyo on May 22.

It was Princess Mako's first public appearance for an official duty since the news about her impending engagement:

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Prisma 05-24-2017 05:47 AM

Prince Akishino visited Kochi Prefecture May 23-24 to attend the general assembly of the Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums, where he is president. He also visited the Kochi Castle History Museum and its storage depot.

Photos: Sankei,

Prisma 06-01-2017 03:24 AM

On June 1st, the IHA announced Princess Kiko has been appointed special researcher at Ochanomizu University’s Human Development and Educational Research Institute. She has been studying health psychology at the university as an honorary special researcher of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science; she received a PhD from Ochanomizu in 2013. In the future, she plans to participate in a research project on human development science and health science.

Sources: Sankei, Asahi

Tatiana Maria 06-01-2017 10:29 AM

Congratulations to Princess Kiko! Have she or the other consorts of the imperial family participated in scientific research in the past?

iceflower 06-02-2017 02:27 AM

How interesting - and great for Princess Kiko!

Prince Akishino visited a wheelchair maker Matsunaga Manufactory Co in Yoro, Gifu yesterday, June 1:

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Prisma 06-04-2017 05:56 PM

From June 3-4th, Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko visited Fukuoka to attend the 70th anniversary of the Japan Deaf Federation and the 65th National Assembly of the Deaf.

Photo: Yomiuri

Prisma 06-10-2017 01:43 AM

Prince Akishino visited Osaka June 7-8th to attend the 52nd convention of the Japan Botanical Garden Association.

Photos: Sankei Imperial Weekly #490 photos 39-40

iceflower 06-10-2017 11:37 AM


Princess Kiko and Princess Kako attended a music and dancing event in Tokyo today, June 10:

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Prisma 06-10-2017 11:17 PM

:previous: Thanks. Another gallery at Sankei. The event is for disabled people and their families to enjoy dancing and music freely. Princess Kako is known to enjoy dancing according to Asahi.

Skip to 0:35 in this video for Princesses Kiko and Kako's event:

Prisma 06-16-2017 01:02 AM

On June 15th, Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko visited the Yakushiji Temple in Nara. They toured the reconstructed main pillars and dining hall.

Photos: Asahi, Sankei,

Prisma 06-16-2017 04:10 PM

The IHA is considering late September to early October for Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko’s official visit to Chile. The estimated 10-day visit marks the 120th anniversary of diplomatic relations. Princess Akiko of Mikasa made the last official visit to Chile in 2013.

Source: Asahi

iceflower 06-29-2017 07:47 AM


Yesterday, June 28, Princess Kiko attended a ceremony of the Japan Anti-Tuberculosis Association in Tokyo:

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Prisma 07-02-2017 12:43 AM

On June 28th, Princess Kiko and Princess Mako met with Japan's representatives to the Deaflympics. They offered encouragements in sign language. Turkey is hosting the 23rd Summer Deaflympics July 18-30th; Japan's 108 players will participate in 11 competitions.

Source: Sankei

Prisma 07-11-2017 10:29 PM

On July 11th, Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko attended the 19th Japan Water Prize at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Koto Ward, Tokyo. Prince Akishino's greeting included sympathies to rain damage and loss of life in Kyushu.

Source: Jiji

Prisma 07-21-2017 06:25 PM

Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko visited Kobe July 18-19 for Marine Festa Kobe. They visited the training sailing ship Kaiwo Maru at Port of Kobe on July 18th. The next day, they attended the 150th anniversary of the opening of Kobe Port. Prince Akishino's greeting included condolences to victims and wishes of prompt recovery in northern Kyushu.

Photos: Getty Image, Sankei Imperial Weekly #496 photos 14-16

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