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Old 11-27-2017, 02:31 PM
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Thank you very much such detailed report of the visit!
The visit is going well. It is great that Princess Masako is able to participate in the events.

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Old 11-27-2017, 05:07 PM
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Excellent report at Luxarazzi: State Visit to Japan, Day 1

The bolero Alexandra wore at the state banquet was worn by GD Maria Teresa.

Luxemburger Wort - Das offizielle Japan

Photos de la Visite d'Etat au Japon du 27 au 29 novembre 2017 - Cour Grand-Ducale de Luxembourg

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Old 11-28-2017, 04:50 AM
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I did not know until today that Alexandra is replacing her mother.I have read about GD Maria Teresa´s fear of flying , but did not know it is so serious. Very big event for Alexandra.
Thank you very much thank you for the links .
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Old 11-28-2017, 07:08 AM
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I can't remember that the Japanese court has ever before allowed such good close-up pics from State Banquets before. Especially the younger Princesses were usually only seen in blurred wide shots. These really good pics delight me, and I hope that they will keeps to this strategy in the future.
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Old 11-28-2017, 11:47 AM
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I'm not sure it's the IHA restricting photos versus the media focusing on the main royals or media not sharing all photos. Fortunately, Luxembourg's media is being generous. I'm surprised there isn't more of Princess Mako from the Japanese press as this could be one of her last state banquets.

More banquet photos at Großherzog Henri beim Galadinner des Kaiserhauses – die Fotos |

Princesses Ayako and Hisako:

Day 2: Tsukuba Space Center of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) in Ibaraki Prefecture and dinner hosted by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

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Visite d’État de S.A.R. le Grand-Duc au Japon - Journée du 28 novembre 2017 - // L’actualité du gouvernement du Luxembourg

Luxemburger Wort - Luxemburg greift nach den Sternen

Speeches at the banquet:
Addresses by His Majesty the Emperor (2017) : Remarks by His Majesty the Emperor at the State Banquet in Honour of His Royal Highness Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg (November 27, 2017) - The Imperial Household Agency

IHA provided GD Henri's speech in English: PDF

ETA: Luxarazzi: Second Day in Japan: Train Excursion, Royal Recycling and More

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Old 11-29-2017, 11:02 AM
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Day 3: Luxembourg-Japan Space Conference, Tokyo Skytree, Luxembourg-Japan Finance Conference, and return concert.

Visite d’État de S.A.R. le Grand-Duc au Japon - Journée du 29 novembre 2017 - // L’actualité du gouvernement du Luxembourg

Luxemburger Wort - Auf dem zweithöchsten Turm der Welt

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ETA: more galleries... Asahi
Großherzog trifft den Tenno |

ETA: Luxarazzi: Final Day in Japan for the Grand Duke and Princess Alexandra
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Old 11-30-2017, 01:35 AM
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RTL gallery updated: - Déi neiste Fotogalerien - Staatsvisitt a Japan (27. - 29.11.17)

I especially like the father-daughter stroll through Akasaka Palace gardens on November 30th and the Japanese royals gathered on the stairs.

More curtseys. Princess Alexandra probably curtsied more these 3 days than her 26 years.
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Old 11-30-2017, 12:44 PM
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Good summary of agreements signed or exchanges at the state visit.

Tangible results of Japan state visit - Delano - Luxembourg in English

More at Luxembourg and Japan Agree to Cooperate on Exploration and Commercial Utilization of Space Resources — SpaceResources // Luxembourg

Renforcement des liens financiers entre le Luxembourg et le Japon dans le cadre de la visite d'État de S.A.R. le Grand-Duc - // L’actualité du gouvernement du Luxembourg

Another visit to Japan is scheduled for January 2018 to promote the fund industry.

Audiovisual representatives and 3 animation companies promoted Luxembourg productions and renewed contacts made in 2014.

La production audiovisuelle luxembourgeoise fait sa promotion au Japon - // L’actualité du gouvernement du Luxembourg

GD Henri had a press conference about the state visit where he describes his special relationship with Japan, happy that Princess Alexandra accompanied him although sad GD Maria Teresa could not, most influenced by JAXA Space Center in Tsukuba, his role in the business environment, and assessment of Japan's space mining efforts.

Großherzog Henri: Das Japan-Interview | (translation)

Luxemburger Wort - „Staatsvisiten sollen Türen öffnen“
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L'entreprise pharmaceutique japonaise JCR annonce son implantation au Luxembourg - // L’actualité du gouvernement du Luxembourg
JCR Pharmaceuticals, a publicly traded Japanese company specializing in the research, development, manufacture and sale of pharmaceuticals, has chosen Luxembourg to install its new active ingredient manufacturing facility. This project represents a strategic investment for JCR, which aims to develop its enzyme-based therapeutic products worldwide, to which its proprietary J-Brain Cargo® technology for the passage of the blood-brain barrier is applied. -Encephalic, and strengthen its manufacturing capabilities for its new products under development.

[...] This company with more than 500 employees is constantly growing in Japan, with annual sales of more than 136 million euros.

The Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of the Economy, Étienne Schneider, met the management team of JCR Pharmaceuticals in Luxembourg and during his state visit to Japan in November 2017. Following these exchanges, the Luxembourg government and JCR Pharmaceuticals have now signed a Memorandum of Understanding on an industrial land right of land of the Ministry of Economy, located in the industrial area "Bommelscheuer" (municipality of Käerjeng).


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