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Old 06-17-2019, 04:19 PM
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On June 17th, Princess Hisako attended the opening ceremony of the exhibition "Modern Woman: Finnish Women Artists from the Collection of Ateneum, Finnish National Gallery" at the National Museum of Western Art.

The exhibit celebrates the 100th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Finland; it's open to the public June 18 - September 23.

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https://twitter.com/FinEmbTokyo/stat...43364485402624
https://twitter.com/markuskokko/stat...07376090402816
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Old 06-21-2019, 02:01 AM
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On June 20th, Princess Hisako attended a performance of "The Barber of Seville" by the Teatro Comunale di Bologna at the Orchard Hall in Tokyo.

Photos:
https://twitter.com/ItalyinJPN/statu...02868808699905
https://twitter.com/ItalyinJPN/statu...91484326780928
https://www.facebook.com/ambasciatai...78038395603972
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Old 06-22-2019, 04:02 PM
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More photos of Princesses Hisako and Tsuguko at the opening of Mashiko Yuwakan (formerly Nanma Hotel) in Tochigi Prefecture on June 12.
They appear to observe a moment of silence in the room where Emperor Emeritus Akihito learned of Japan's surrender.

https://www.facebook.com/town.mashik...97875706921503


On June 22nd, Princess Hisako attended the 32nd Japan Wheelchair Twin Basketball Championship at Sumida City Gymnasium in Tokyo.

Screenshots:
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Old 06-26-2019, 03:30 AM
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On May 21st, Princess Tsuguko and UNICEF Japan visited Sunayama Elementary School in Wakayama Prefecture. About 70 students in the 6th grade learned about difficulties children around the world face and UNICEF activities.

Source: https://rokaru.jp/news/44405, NHK video

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Princess Tsuguko and UNICEF Japan also visited the Wakayama Prefectural office on May 20 to thank them for last year's donation.

Photo in PDF: https://www.pref.wakayama.lg.jp/pref.../fil/01-06.pdf

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Also, more photos of Princesses Hisako and Tsuguko in Tochigi Prefecture on June 12 at fnn.jp

Nice mother-daughter moment
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Old 06-29-2019, 03:01 AM
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On June 29th, Princess Hisako attended the grass seedling planting at JFA dream field in Mihama, Chiba Prefecture to support football. About 300 people planted 50,000 seedlings. The facility is aiming to be completed in December and open next March.

Photos: nikkansports.com, sponichi.co.jp, jfa.jp
https://twitter.com/kumagai_chiba/st...80994077085697
https://twitter.com/hi04ro30ki/statu...61545773428736
https://twitter.com/cxfootball/statu...13238242410496

ETA: Later on June 29th, Princess Hisako and Princess Tsuguko attended the US Independence Day celebration at the Tokyo American Club.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BzSBXsmJysx/
https://www.facebook.com/tokyoameric...71979959539896
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=3&theater
https://www.facebook.com/kaho.music/...44333268921745
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Old 07-02-2019, 12:23 AM
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On June 24th, Afghanistan's Ambassador to Japan hosted a dinner for Princess Hisako and Ayako and Kei Moriya.

The Embassy of Afghanistan in Tokyo - Embassy (includes 5 photos)
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June 24, 2019: It was an extreme honor and pleasure for H.E. Ambassador Dr. Bashir Mohabbat to host a special dinner soiree for Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado and Mr. and Mrs. Kei and Ayako Moriya (the latter, née H.I.H. Princess Ayako of Takamado), at the Ambassador’s Residence within the Embassy in Tokyo.

[...] Following the exchange of greetings, the special guests were treated to a distinctive welcoming ceremony in the style similar to a post-nuptial traditional Afghan Ceremony, in honor of the recent marriage of Mr. & Mrs. Moriya.

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Old 07-11-2019, 01:09 AM
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On June 30th, Princess Hisako hosted a garden party for the Japan National Student Association (JNSA) Fund at her residence. She is honorary patron of JNSA Fund which administers the Takamado Cup All Japan Junior High School English Speech Contest.

Photo: https://jnsafund.org/jnsa/2019/report/704/
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Old 07-12-2019, 03:16 AM
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On July 11th, Princess Hisako attended the 33rd Innovation Awards for Advanced Technology ceremony and reception at Meiji Kinenkan in Minato, Tokyo.

Photos: Sankeibiz 1, 2, 3, fbi-award.jp

https://www.sankeibiz.jp/images/news...0500004-p1.jpg
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Old 07-13-2019, 03:46 AM
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Also on July 11th, Princess Hisako attended The King's Singers special concert at St. Mary's Tokyo Cathedral.

Photos: https://www.facebook.com/ChorusCompa...96009487612128

The King's Singers Welcome Japan's Reiwa Era in Special Tokyo Concert | JAPAN Forward (includes photo gallery)
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The King's Singers, also known as the kings of a capella, performed a special concert at St. Mary’s Tokyo Cathedral on Thursday, July 11, to celebrate the new Reiwa era.

Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado (Hisako) graced the occasion, making the evening all the more special for the full house of 800 people in the cathedral.

[...]

As the concert opened, The King’s Singers took the stage and, in an utmost display of respect, faced her Imperial Highness and performed “Kimi Ga Yo,” the Japanese national anthem. The balance of six voices created by the two countertenors, tenor, two baritones, and base vocalists created a magnetic atmosphere.

The all-male group subsequently charmed the crowd throughout the two-hour performance. Tenor Julian Gregory’s mother is Japanese, which encouraged a personal connection with the audience that was at play from the first notes. The affection and respect for their host country shone through to the end as all six members participated in explaining the program to the audience exclusively in Japanese.

Gregory said to the audience, “We are overjoyed to be able to celebrate Japan’s new Reiwa era with all of you.”

[...]

The program reflected the aim of celebrating the new Reiwa era and the link between the United Kingdom and Japan. The first half of the repertoire was taken from English royal music through the last 500 years. It began in 1515, with a song that was popularly attributed to Henry VIII, and gradually came closer to current times, ending with a 20th-century jazz exponent arranged by Richard Rodney Bennett, “The Season of his Mercies.”

The second half included songs taken from The King’s Singers repertoire over the past 50 years since the group’s founding. The highlight was a song specially arranged for the evening using the lyrics of a poem by Empress Emerita Michiko, “Nemunoki no Komoriuta,” written in 1966, with music composed by Masami Yamamoto.

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After the concert, the group had an opportunity to meet Princess Takamado, who spoke to them in perfect English and complimented them on their performance.

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Old 07-14-2019, 08:42 PM
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On July 14th, Princess Hisako visited the Alphonse Mucha exhibition "Timeless MUCHA Mucha to Manga - The Magic of Line" at Bunkamura Museum in Shibuya, Tokyo.

Video: news24.jp

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Old 07-17-2019, 05:38 AM
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Uezu wins 2nd consecutive JNSA Intercollegiate English Oratorical Contest - The Japan News
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Marino Uezu, junior at Ochanomizu University, won the first prize at the 51st JNSA (Japan National Student Association) Trophy Intercollegiate English Oratorical Contest, with a speech titled “Be the First Penguin” on July 7. She won the contest two years in a row.

[...] The contest was supported by The Yomiuri Shimbun and The Japan News.

After giving the trophy to Uezu, Princess Takamado, Honorary Patron of the JNSA Fund, congratulated contestants who gave speeches on various themes. She said that the topics were very interesting and she wanted to ask more questions to some of the contestants.

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Princess Hisako will visit Canada in August... not announced yet

Gala Dinner Celebrating the 90th Anniversary of Canada-Japan Relations
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Royal Ontario Museum
Saturday, August 24, 2019, 6:30-9:30 pm (doors open at 6:00)
Dress code: Black tie optional

The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and The Japan Society are pleased to co-present a Gala Dinner on Saturday, August 24, 2019, to celebrate the 90th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Canada and Japan, the 35th anniversary of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, and the 30th anniversary of The Japan Society. The Gala will be held at the Royal Ontario Museum.

Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado will be our distinguished guest and will give the evening’s keynote address. The evening will also feature special performances by renowned musicians, Grammy-nominated pianist Makoto Ozone and Juno-nominated jazz vocalist Dione Taylor.

[...]

To commemorate the 90th anniversary of the establishment of Canada’s first diplomatic legation in Japan in 1929, the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) has invited Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado to embark on a six-city tour of Canada in August, visiting institutions, organizations and community groups that have worked to strengthen bonds between Canada and Japan, recognizing individuals who have made significant contributions to Canada-Japan relations, and commemorating 90 years of friendship and cooperation. HIH Princess Takamado will visit Toronto, Ottawa, Charlottetown, Edmonton, Vancouver and Victoria.

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Old 07-24-2019, 10:32 PM
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On July 19th, Princess Hisako hosted a meeting for the Asiatic Society of Japan at her residence.

Attendance at the Meeting of the Asiatic Society of Japan - The Embassy of Afghanistan in Tokyo - Embassy
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July 19, 2019: It was a pleasure for H.E. Ambassador Dr. Bashir Mohabbat to attend the Meeting of the Asiatic Society of Japan, at the residence of Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado at Akasaka Gosho in Tokyo.

[...] The exclusive event for this month was hosted by Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado who has served as an Honorary Patron of ASJ since 1997.

[...]
On July 20th, Princess Hisako attended the 2nd American Bowl at the Sofia Tower on Sophia University Yotsuya Campus in Chiyoda, Tokyo.

Video: https://www.facebook.com/kaichimirai...5925535306651/

On July 23rd, Princess Hisako attended the 2019 Kakehashi reception for top winners of the Japan Bowl at Hitachi Mejiro Club in Shinjuku, Tokyo.

Video/photos: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2589573007762267
https://www.facebook.com/jas.wdc/pos...4148?__tn__=-R

ETA: Princess Hisako also received Japan Bowl students at her residence.
https://www.instagram.com/p/B0QPC4WBIMT/
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Old 07-27-2019, 12:35 AM
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On July 22nd, Princess Hisako visited the "Shimada Tadashi: Wild Moments - The World of Brilliant Birds" exhibition at Tokyo Photographic Art Museum in Meguro, Tokyo.
Photos: https://www.facebook.com/tadashi.shi...64175770807650

On July 26th, Princess Hisako attended the 34th Tokyo Metropolitan Art Gallery for the Disabled at Seibu Ikebukuro Main Store in Toshima, Tokyo.
Photos: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.p...00010246303415
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Old 07-31-2019, 02:30 PM
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Princess Hisako is reappointed Honorary President of Japan Sea Cadet Federation on August 1st. Ayako Moriya resigned as Honorary President on July 31st but she'll become Honorary Vice President. According to the IHA, the Japan Sea Cadet Federation requested Princess Hisako to be Honorary President.
Source: Sankei

RUMOR: Weekly magazine news-postseven claims Ayako is pregnant and likely due this winter. Article also mentions the closeness between Emperor Naruhito's family and Takamado family, Takamado-no-miya is a solid family that practices humble living, Ayako's relationship with her in-laws are good, Ayako attended succession events privately, and she continues to take on duties on behalf of her mother sometimes.
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Old 07-31-2019, 07:15 PM
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Princess Hisako is reappointed Honorary President of Japan Sea Cadet Federation on August 1st. Ayako Moriya resigned as Honorary President on July 31st but she'll become Honorary Vice President. According to the IHA, the Japan Sea Cadet Federation requested Princess Hisako to be Honorary President.
Source: Sankei

RUMOR: Weekly magazine news-postseven claims Ayako is pregnant and likely due this winter. Article also mentions the closeness between Emperor Naruhito's family and Takamado family, Takamado-no-miya is a solid family that practices humble living, Ayako's relationship with her in-laws are good, Ayako attended succession events privately, and she continues to take on duties on behalf of her mother sometimes.
It's an intriguing rumor, especially when you consider the visible warmth exhibited between Hisako, Tsguko and Masako during the formal greetings at Naruhito's ascension ceremonies. That was the only time Masako looked relaxed during the entire family greetings, and I wondered then about what it might indicate regarding private relationships. It will be interesting to see if Ayako continues to take on a more public role, and what that might hint at in terms of more prominent roles for other former princesses.
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Old 08-01-2019, 02:03 AM
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Rumor seems to be true as fnn.jp is now reporting Ayako Moriya's pregnancy and she's due autumn/winter 2019. The last time a former princess had a child was Masako Sen, Prince Mikasa's 2nd daughter, some 30 years ago.

FNN is a major network so the news should be legit. Congratulations to the Takamado and Moriya families!
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Old 08-01-2019, 04:29 PM
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If true, congratulations to Ayako!
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Princess Hisako is reappointed Honorary President of Japan Sea Cadet Federation on August 1st. Ayako Moriya resigned as Honorary President on July 31st but she'll become Honorary Vice President. According to the IHA, the Japan Sea Cadet Federation requested Princess Hisako to be Honorary President.
Source: Sankei
I wonder what caused this turnaround within less than a year of the wedding. There were surely some in the IHA who were placing their hopes on the test run of this new arrangement, with a former princess carrying over some patronages, as part of a resolution to the problem of the shrinking imperial family. But apparently this solution did not meet the requirements of the Federation, Ms. Moriya or both.

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Rumor seems to be true as fnn.jp is now reporting Ayako Moriya's pregnancy and she's due autumn/winter 2019. The last time a former princess had a child was Masako Sen, Prince Mikasa's 2nd daughter, some 30 years ago.

FNN is a major network so the news should be legit. Congratulations to the Takamado and Moriya families!
I believe someone here mentioned a report or rumor that Noriko Senge had a child. Did that turn out not to be correct?
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Old 08-02-2019, 02:56 AM
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Ayako still has the Canada-Japan Society patronage for now. I'm not sure what happened to her research position at Josai International University's Faculty of Social Work Studies after marriage. Maybe Ayako thinks she cannot manage 2 patronages and other activities/work especially with a baby coming. She studied in Canada for a few years so I can see her choosing to keep Canada-Japan Society over Japan Sea Cadet Federation.

Yes, it appears the rumor about Noriko having a child was false. There are rumors about Noriko's marriage. It was noticed that Kunimaro Senge did not accompany Noriko to family events such as Prince Mikasa's funeral or Prince Takamado's memorial anniversaries. She allegedly returns to Tokyo frequently. However, some say Kunimaro is busy managing his family's various shrine branches and the couple are fine. They're simply a couple that don't need to go everywhere together. [2017 articles jprime.jp, dot.asahi]

On July 31st, Princess Hisako attended the 36th Sankei International Calligraphy Exhibition award ceremony and celebration at Meiji Kinenkan in Minato, Tokyo.

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Congratulations to Ayako, Kei, Princess Hisako and Kei's parents!
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