From the last day of the visit
King Carl Gustaf and queen Silvia visited Kamakura with princess Takamado
Queen Silvia gave a gift to princess Takamado.
Silvias kupp mot japanska prinsessan –*framför alla _ Kungligt _ Expressen
King Carl Gustaf and queen Silvia met Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie at Akasaka Palace in Tokyo and attend at a dinner.
In the morning, the King visited Keidanren's headquarters with representatives from the Swedish Enterprise.
Keidanren is Japan's leading business organization and they discussed business climate, cooperation opportunities and development areas.
During the morning, the Queen attended the Business Swedens seminar "Future of Healthcare" at the Swedish Embassy in Tokyo.
The seminar provided an opportunity for Swedish and Japanese companies in medicine to discuss the future health care in the field of e-health and digitalization.
King and Queen of Kamakura
In the afternoon, the royal couple visited the ancient Samurai town of Kamakura, famous for its temples and historic buildings. Here is also the project "Living Lab for Active Ageing", a collaboration between Linnaeus University, Johanneberg Science Park and the University of Tokyo. The project is working to improve the living situation for the elderly and focuses on issues of loneliness and segregation.
During his stay in Kamakura, the royal couple also visited a traditional Japanese Minka house. There they spoke with Yoshihiro Takishita, architect and representative of the Association for the Preservation of Old Japanese Farmhouses.
Later in the evening, the King and queen participated in a meeting and a subsequent dinner with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Akasaka Palace in Tokyo.
During the dinner, the King held a greeting speech in which he talked about the friendship between Japan and Sweden, about the historical ties that unite the countries and about the need for cooperation.
"In recent days, the Queen and I have once again had the pleasure of flörnya our strong ties to Japan and the imperial family. As always in your country we have been received with outstanding warmth and hospitality. (...) We live at a time when the challenges is increasingly global. Cooperation is more important than ever. "
Officiellt besök i Japan*– dag*4 - Sveriges Kungahus
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