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Old 12-28-2019, 09:58 PM
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On December 14th, Princess Akiko and her cultural organization Shinyusha held a dictionary workshop with Chubu University Professor Keisuke Fukaya at Hattoriten Shrine in Toyonaka, Osaka Prefecture. It's the last workshop of the year.

Photos: https://www.facebook.com/shinyusha/p...4345?__tn__=-R

Professor Keisuke Fukaya's profile at Chubu University (English)
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Old 12-30-2019, 02:25 AM
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Princess Nobuko visited Fukuoka Prefecture December 17-18 for the 60th anniversary meeting of the Japanese Red Cross Society and Blue Ribbon Society in Kitakyushu.

Photo: Mainichi
Another photo at pref.fukuoka.lg.jp

On August 3rd, Princess Nobuko attended the 44th Edogawa Ward Fireworks Festival in Edogawa, Tokyo.

Photo: city.edogawa.tokyo.jp
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Old 01-22-2020, 02:23 AM
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Princess Nobuko will visit France privately February 6-14 to attend the International Judo Federation's Paris Grand Slam competition. She was appointed IJF ambassador last July.

Sources: Sankei, Jiji
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Old 01-26-2020, 01:57 AM
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On January 12th, Princess Nobuko attended the 2020 Kodokan Kagami Biraki Ceremony at Kodokan Judo Institute in Bunkyo, Tokyo.

Photos and English report: 2020 Kodokan Kagami Biraki Ceremony | Kodokan Judo Institute
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Old 01-28-2020, 01:22 AM
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On November 28th, Princess Akiko attended the Japan-British Society 2019 Awards at The Okura Tokyo.

Japan-British Society 2019 Awards - BCCJ Acumen
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After the guest speech by BBC Tokyo correspondent Rupert Wingfield-Hayes, HIH Princess Akiko of Mikasa presented inscribed silverware to the two recipients: Masamichi Yokoi, director of the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation’s Tokyo office, and Richard Halberstadt, director of the Ishinomaki Community and Information Centre. Each was honoured for their contributions to the furthering of Anglo–Japanese relations.
On December 1st, Princess Akiko attended the 34th Children's Song Grand Prix Competition at EX Theater Ropponji.
Photo: https://douyou-contest.com/lastyear/
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EPWBVGmUEAMwRPe.jpg

On December 1st, Princess Yoko attended the finals and closing ceremony of the 53rd Miyasama Charity Bowling Tournament at Shinagawa Prince Hotel Bowling Center.

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Old 01-28-2020, 09:24 AM
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I'm always happy to hear updates about the activities for Princess Akiko, who is rapidly becoming one of my favorite Japanese princesses.
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Old 01-29-2020, 11:42 PM
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Princess Akiko will be a keynote speaker at "WIT: Work & Women in Innovation Summit" in Kyoto on January 31.

Source: https://workwomen-summit.jp/
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Old 02-04-2020, 01:44 AM
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Princess Yuriko will be admitted to St. Luke's International Hospital for several days from February 4th for cataract surgery on her right eye. The procedure is scheduled for the morning of the 5th.

Sources: Sankei, Asahi
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Old 02-06-2020, 01:25 AM
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Princess Yuriko's right eye cataract surgery was successful on February 5. The procedure started just after 10:30am and finished in 10 minutes. She should return to normal life in about a week.

Source: NHK
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Old 02-07-2020, 03:33 AM
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Princess Yuriko was discharged from St. Luke's International Hospital on the morning of February 7th.
Source: Jiji

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Princess Nobuko will visit France privately February 6-14 to attend the International Judo Federation's Paris Grand Slam competition. She was appointed IJF ambassador last July.

Sources: Sankei, Jiji
Princess Nobuko departed for France from Haneda Airport on the morning of February 6th.
Photo: NHK
https://twitter.com/ImperialJPNfan/s...68078613352448
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Old 02-09-2020, 03:10 PM
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Princess Nobuko presented medals for the Women -48kg weight class at the International Judo Federation's Paris Grand Slam on February 8th.

Photo: Judo’s superstars light up the Paris Grand Slam / IJF.org

https://twitter.com/ImperialJPNfan/s...66889300881408

Medal ceremony (skip to 26:20)
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Old 02-10-2020, 06:46 AM
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I'm always happy to hear updates about the activities for Princess Akiko, who is rapidly becoming one of my favorite Japanese princesses.
I agree! From reading through older discussions it seems that for a time, the minority of Western royal watchers who knew who Princess Akiko was recognized her only for her (and her father's) traditionalist political views; I'm glad that has changed.


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Princess Nobuko presented medals for the Women -48kg weight class at the International Judo Federation's Paris Grand Slam on February 8th.

Photo: Judo’s superstars light up the Paris Grand Slam / IJF.org

https://twitter.com/ImperialJPNfan/s...66889300881408

Medal ceremony (skip to 26:20)
Interesting to see the breadth of countries and regions whose athletes are represented in the top ranks.
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Old 02-26-2020, 03:14 PM
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On February 9th, Princess Akiko’s cultural organization Shinyusha held a tea workshop at Hokkaidō Shrine in Sapporo, Hokkaidō.
The workshop featured tea master Shunichi Matsuo from Ureshino, Saga Prefecture and craftsman-producer-director Hirotoshi Maruwaka. Matsuo and Maruwaka are co-founders of EN TEA company. Rokkatei Confectionery provided Hangan-Sama (warm sweet bean-filled rice cake).

The workshop covered:
- tea leaves
- tea manufacturing to make Japanese, Chinese, and black tea
- tasting water from Hokkaido, Kyushu, and French brand Evian
- temperature and containers (PET bottle)
- tea tasting

Photos: https://www.facebook.com/shinyusha/p...34950286619799
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Old 02-28-2020, 01:31 AM
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On February 16th, Princess Akiko attended the award ceremony for the 43rd Miyasama International Ski Marathon in Biei, Hokkaido Prefecture.

Photo/video: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=3&theater
https://www.facebook.com/sato.taiki....8765001971625/

On February 13th, Princess Akiko attended the Japan Keirin Autorace Foundation 2019 Excellent Athlete award ceremony at The Prince Park Tower Tokyo hotel.

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Old 02-28-2020, 08:53 AM
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On February 9th, Princess Akiko’s cultural organization Shinyusha held a tea workshop at Hokkaidō Shrine in Sapporo, Hokkaidō.
The workshop featured tea master Shunichi Matsuo from Ureshino, Saga Prefecture and craftsman-producer-director Hirotoshi Maruwaka. Matsuo and Maruwaka are co-founders of EN TEA company. Rokkatei Confectionery provided Hangan-Sama (warm sweet bean-filled rice cake).

The workshop covered:
- tea leaves
- tea manufacturing to make Japanese, Chinese, and black tea
- tasting water from Hokkaido, Kyushu, and French brand Evian
- temperature and containers (PET bottle)
- tea tasting

Photos: https://www.facebook.com/shinyusha/p...34950286619799
Thank you for the translation! It is interesting that Chinese and French products were included, and I wonder if they inspired the Japanese equivalents or vice versa.
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Old 02-29-2020, 07:55 PM
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On January 28th, Princess Yoko and NPO Japan Universal Sound Design Association President Shinichiro Nakaishi visited Kakuix Wing's facility in Kajiyacho, Kagoshima Prefecture. They learned about the latest care robots and support products.

After the tour, there was a meeting to discuss Nakaishi's "comuoon" communication support system for the elderly, hearing loss as a risk factor for dementia, and improving hearing. Princess Yoko gave a heartwarming story and words of expectations for the industry.

Prince and Princess Mikasa visited the company in 1955; Emperor Showa and Empress Kojun visited in 1958.

Photos: kakuix-wing.com

ETA: On January 29th, Princess Yoko and NPO Japan Universal Sound Design Association President Shinichiro Nakaishi visited Uki, Kumamoto Prefecture. They learned the results for the 10 "comuoon" conversation support devices the city bought last year for nursing care facilities. Comuoons were used in 543 out of 2,133 cases from June to December and about two-thirds (357) reported it was easier to hear.

Photos: https://www.city.uki.kumamoto.jp/q/aview/1/15705.html , Mainichi
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Old 03-13-2020, 12:54 AM
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Princess Akiko will be a keynote speaker at "WIT: Work & Women in Innovation Summit" in Kyoto on January 31.

Source: https://workwomen-summit.jp/
Found a photo at https://www.pref.kyoto.jp/koho/dayor...03/topics.html
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Old 04-01-2020, 03:46 AM
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On April 1st, the IHA announced Princess Akiko is appointed special professor at Chiba Institute of Technology. As a part-time senior researcher at the Geoscience Research Center, she will attend study group about once a month and give lectures to students.

The university's managing director Takafumi Matsui participated in the excavation the Kaman archeological site in Anatolia, Turkey. Princess Akiko was invited to tour the campus last year and has been attending the "Century of Forum Earth Sciences" study group since fiscal year 2019.

Sources: Jiji, it-chiba.ac.jp
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Old 05-12-2020, 02:19 AM
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Last year, Princess Akiko's cultural organization Shinyusha launched a Goshuincho "honorable stamp/seal book." Once filled with goshuin stamps from shrines and temples, a book can be exchanged for original Shinyusha goods.

1st book: 2 teas (green tea and custom Reiwa tea blend "帛")
2nd book: pair of teacups
3rd book: tea pot, wooden box, drawstring pouch

Photos: https://shinyusha.or.jp/goshuin/

On April 25th, Shinyusha posted videos on how to brew the 2 types of tea

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Old 05-16-2020, 06:14 PM
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In 2019, Princess Yoko supported a reasonable accommodation request to Kumamoto Prefecture Office of Education for teacher examinations. The request was successful; visual and auditory support were provided at the next examination.

Photo: http://blog.livedoor.jp/npousd
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