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Prisma 10-27-2017 01:56 AM

Luxembourg State Visit to Japan: November 27-30, 2017
 
Their Royal Highnesses the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess of Luxembourg to Visit Japan | Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan

Quote:

1. His Royal Highness the Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg and Her Royal Highness the Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg will pay a State Visit to Japan from Monday, November 27 to Thursday, November 30, 2017.

2. During their stay in Japan, Their Royal Highnesses the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess of Luxembourg will make a State Call on Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress of Japan. Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress will host a State Banquet in honor of Their Royal Highnesses the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess. Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, and Mrs. Abe will hold a meeting with Their Royal Highnesses the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess and also host a dinner in their honor.

3. The Government of Japan sincerely welcomes the visit of Their Royal Highnesses the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess and hopes that the visit will further strengthen the friendly relations between Japan and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

Princess Larisa 10-27-2017 02:02 AM

I’m so happy to see two new state visits announced today:clap:.

I was getting a bit discouraged what with state visits getting postponed and cancelled all over the place this year.

Stefan 10-27-2017 05:45 AM

Great News. What i find iteresting is that they are only now invited to a State Visit to Japan as Henri is Grand Duke since 17 years. The 3 new King Felipe, Willem-Alexander and Philippe where invited much earlier.

Blog Real 10-27-2017 07:11 AM

I’m so happy to see two new state visits announced today. :clap:

Thena 10-28-2017 05:15 PM

I recall that the Grand Duchess was unable to travel by airplane. This is quite a long-haul flight! I hope this means she is able to travel again.

Prisma 10-30-2017 05:09 PM

:previous: I think she's fine now or the fear is no longer overwhelming. Presumably, the Grand Duchess went to Finland last year and Norway this year by plane.

muriel 10-30-2017 05:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Stefan (Post 2032040)
Great News. What i find iteresting is that they are only now invited to a State Visit to Japan as Henri is Grand Duke since 17 years. The 3 new King Felipe, Willem-Alexander and Philippe where invited much earlier.

Fair point. That said, in economic and geopolitical terms, Luxembourg is hardly a major force.

Marengo 10-30-2017 05:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Prisma
I think she's fine now or the fear is no longer overwhelming. Presumably, the Grand Duchess went to Finland last year and Norway this year by plane.

I suppose that using the Trans Siberia Express to Vladivostok and the ferry to Japan is not an option for the Grand Duchess. So the plane it is. Let's hope that the Grand Duchess found a way to deal with her fears indeed, there must be therapies for such a thing.

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Originally Posted by muriel
Fair point. That said, in economic and geopolitical terms, Luxembourg is hardly a major force.

Neither are Belgium or The Netherlands I suppose, but of course still somewhat larger than Luxembourg. Perhaps the state visit will see some interest from some of Japan's financial institutions that are considering a move to the EU27.

Somebody 10-30-2017 05:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Marengo (Post 2033006)
Neither are Belgium or The Netherlands I suppose, but of course still somewhat larger than Luxembourg. Perhaps the state visit will see some interest from some of Japan's financial institutions that are considering a move to the EU27.

According to IMF, Japan is the 3rd largest economy (after the US and China); Spain is the 14th largest and the Netherlands is not far behind them at the 18th spot on the ranking. Belgium is at 25 and Luxembourg at 76. The EU as a whole is second after the US (but not counted in the ranking).

Prisma 11-17-2017 11:09 AM

GD Maria Teresa will not attend the state visit to Japan due to her fear of flying. Princess Alexandra will accompany GD Henri instead.

https://twitter.com/SydneyLux/status/931494446788698112

The Cour's agenda has been updated.

:sad:

ETA: Luxemburger Wort - Prinzessin Alexandra fliegt mit nach Japan

"The wife of the Grand Duke unfortunately did not manage to overcome her fear of longer flights despite years of effort."

Luxemburger Wort - Phobie de l'avion: la Grande-Duchesse n'ira pas au Japon

"The Grand Duchess will unfortunately not be able to participate in the state visit to Japan because of her air transport phobia, which has already been reported publicly in the past, despite the many efforts she has made to try to to overcome this anguish, the Grand Duchess deeply regrets not being able to make this long journey alongside the Grand Duke. "

Minister of Court 11-17-2017 12:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Prisma (Post 2037581)
GD Maria Teresa will not attend the state visit to Japan due to her fear of flying. Princess Alexandra will accompany GD Henri instead.

A pity, but great to see Princess Alexandra taking part in official business.

Princess Larisa 11-17-2017 03:12 PM

Sorry not to see the Grand Duchess, but wonderful to see Alexandra taking on more duties.



I was actually thinking that in 5-6 years we might see Princess Aiko take the same role with Emperor Naruhito, since Masako doesn’t seem able to do long foreign visits.

Prisma 11-24-2017 12:30 PM

Agenda for the state visit:
Visite d’État de S.A.R. le Grand-Duc au Japon (27-29.11.2017) - gouvernement.lu // L’actualité du gouvernement du Luxembourg

Google translation

GD Maria Teresa will appear via video at the Luxembourg-Japan Finance Conference's opening ceremony on the 29th.

ETA: Luxarazzi: Coming Up Next Week: State Visit Schedule

Frozen Royalist 11-24-2017 01:13 PM

You know whenever somebody from little nation like Luxembourg does a state visit to a nation as big as Japan I was picture a mouse visiting an elephant for lunch or something. I hope the state visit goes well. :smile:

-Frozen Royalist

Prisma 11-26-2017 11:52 PM

Official welcome / Day 1: Getty Images, Sankei, Asahi

Emperor Akihito asked after GD Jean. The Imperial couple spoke to GD Henri and Princess Alexandra for about 15 minutes. GD Henri has been to Japan over 10 times. [Mainichi]

GD Henri addressing the Japan-Luxembourg Business Forum.
https://twitter.com/DFoyLux/status/934963083088236544
https://twitter.com/ProfMatsuoka/sta...60937219457024

It's also the 90th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Luxembourg and Japan. [NHK]

Countessmeout 11-27-2017 12:20 AM

Looking forward to more photos :flowers:

Big event for Alexandra, accompanying her dad on a state visit.:smile:

iceflower 11-27-2017 02:10 AM

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Here are some more photos of the first day:


** rex gallery 1 ** rex gallery 2 **


** wort.lu gallery: Im Reich der aufgehenden Sonne **


** tageblatt.lu gallery: Großherzog Henri auf Staatsvisite in Japan **

Prisma 11-27-2017 02:55 AM

RTL.lu - Déi neiste Fotogalerien - Staatsvisite a Japan (27. - 29.11.17)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JdQdn0tLG4

Ilse 11-27-2017 08:17 AM

State dinner
Luxembourg's Grand Duke Henri and Princess Alexandra are welcomed by Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko - Zimbio

Prisma 11-27-2017 09:23 AM

Orders photo: https://twitter.com/MofaJapan_jp/sta...11206003384320

GD Henri: Order of the Chrysanthemum, Collar and Grand Cordon
GD Maria Teresa: Order of the Precious Crown, First Class
Princess Alexandra: Order of the Precious Crown, Second Class

mofa.go.jp Heisei 29 Foreigner's Recipient List

English video:
Imperial Couple welcomes Luxembourg's Grand Duke | Nippon TV NEWS24 JAPAN

Some banquet photos from Asahi
http://www.asahicom.jp/articles/imag...04770_comm.jpg
http://www.asahicom.jp/articles/imag...05045_comm.jpg
http://www.asahicom.jp/articles/imag...05056_comm.jpg

ETA: Japan's emperor welcomes Luxembourg grand duke on 90th anniv. of ties - The Mainichi

ETA: Screenshots from news24.jp video
https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images...8103ec6c72.png
https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images...322dcaca17.png
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DPpR1OhUMAALibB.jpg

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DPpS9UfVAAAT4fZ.jpg

ETA: Visite d’État de S.A.R. le Grand-Duc au Japon - gouvernement.lu // L’actualité du gouvernement du Luxembourg

https://luxgov.s3.amazonaws.com/prod...7819315b97.jpg
https://luxgov.s3.amazonaws.com/prod...f315296019.jpg


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