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Old 11-14-2022, 12:47 AM
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Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako on day 2 in Hyogo Prefecture on November 13:


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Thanks, more info: Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako attended the 41st National Sea Enrichment Festival in Akashi City, Hyogo Prefecture. At Akashi port, they watched a boat parade and released juvenile red sea bream and flounder. Later, the couple visited Hyogo Prefectural Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Research Center to learn about rainbow trout farming and observed a fisheries class.

Photos: Mainichi, Asahi, AP Images
https://www.nikkansports.com/general...0000556-0.html

https://twitter.com/sky3400/status/1591349511271886848
https://twitter.com/sky3400/status/1591714330957205504

Japan’s Emperor admires Fugaku supercomputer - The Japan News
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“It provides very valuable data,” the Emperor said Saturday while listening to a researcher explain that Fugaku was used for experiments simulating the spread of droplets related to the novel coronavirus.

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Emperor, Empress attend maritime resources event in Hyogo Prefecture - The Japan News
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The Emperor referred at the ceremony to the 1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake, which caused extensive damage, including to the fisheries industry.

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The Emperor also praised efforts to conserve the nature of the Seto Inland Sea for the next generation and expressed his hope that such activities will continue to expand.


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Old 11-16-2022, 04:29 AM
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On November 16th, Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako had an audience with Augusto Santos Silva, Portuguese President of the Assembly of the Republic, and his wife, Isabel Margarida Duarte at the Imperial residence. His Majesty touched on the 480th anniversary of Portugal-Japan relations next year and memories of his 2004 visit to Portugal, including Silva's hometown Porto.

Photos: AP Images, NTV, Sankei
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Old 11-22-2022, 05:18 AM
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On November 22nd, Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako met Person of Cultural Merit recipients, including singer-songwriter Yumi Matsutoya and shogi player Hifumi "Hifumin" Kato, at the Imperial Palace's Matsukaze-no-Ma (Drawing Room). 17 of this year's 20 recipients attended.

Photos: Mainichi, AP Images, FNN, NHK

https://twitter.com/tv_asahi_news/st...86692619882496

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Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako will meet Mongolian President Ukhnaagiin Khürelsükh and his wife Bolortsetseg when they visit Japan November 29 - December 2. The two countries mark 50 years of diplomatic relations this year.

Sources: Jiji
https://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/a_o/c_m...e6_000785.html
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Old 11-24-2022, 06:34 AM
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On November 24th, Emperor Naruhito, Empress Masako and Princess Aiko visited the "150th Anniversary Special Exhibition - Tokyo National Museum: Its History and National Treasures." This is their first public activity as a family in nearly 3 years.

The IHA reports the family are very pleased with Japan's success against Germany last night at the World Cup's group stage. Princess Aiko watched the match whereas Their Majesties did not due to the important Niinamesai Festival.

The family arrived at Tokyo National Museum after 6pm and browsed the exhibition for about 90 minutes.

Photos/video: FNN, Mainichi, FNN2, AP Images, NHK

https://twitter.com/mainichiphoto/st...44273080909825
https://twitter.com/asahi_photo/stat...67632984432640

Emperor visits Tokyo exhibit on national treasures - The Japan News
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The family viewed such items as the “Cypress Trees” screen painted by Kano Eitoku in the Azuchi-Momoyama period and Haniwa Armored Man, a sculpture dating from the Kofun period.

As he was closely observing the exhibit’s Senju Kannon hanging scroll, which meticulously depicts a thousand-armed Kannon, the Emperor asked if it was painted by a single person.

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Old 11-26-2022, 04:02 PM
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Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako attended a ceremony to mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Scout Association of Japan in Tokyo today, November 26:


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Old 11-30-2022, 11:35 AM
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On November 30th, Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako met Mongolian President Ukhnaagiin Khürelsükh and his wife Luvsandorjiin Bolortsetseg at the Imperial residence.

Afterwards, the couples attended a performance by the Mongolian National Batoqin Symphony Orchestra, marking 50th anniversary of Japan-Mongolia diplomatic relations, at NHK Hall in Shibuya, Tokyo. Emperor Naruhito performed with the orchestra when he visited Mongolia in 2007.

Photos: Sankei, AP Images

Morin Khuur Ensemble of Mongolia Performed for Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress of Japan - Montsame Mongolian News Agency (includes more photos of the Imperial residence meeting)
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President of Mongolia Ukhnaagiin Khurelsukh and First Lady Luvsandorjiin Bolortsetseg paid a courtesy call on His Majesty the Emperor of Japan Naruhito and Her Majesty the Empress Masako today at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo.

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The President of Mongolia also expressed confidence that the Strategic Partnership which rapidly consolidated in the Heisei era of Japan will continue to prevail in the Reiwa era. He then voiced satisfaction over the fact that the two countries upgraded the level of Strategic Partnership to Special Strategic Partnership for Peace and Prosperity, injecting impetus into the further expansion of mutually beneficial cooperation.

President Khurelsukh invited Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako to visit Mongolia at their convenience.

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Closing the celebratory events dedicated to the 50th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries, the Morin Khuur Ensemble of Mongolia performed a concert for Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako at the headquarters of NHK television of Japan.

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Japan Emperor, Empress Meet Mongolian Pres. at Palace | Nippon.com
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Referring to Emperor Naruhito's visit to Mongolia in 2007 when he was Crown Prince, the president said the visit was so wonderful that people in Mongolia still talk about it today.

On Thursday evening, Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako went to a concert of the Mongolian State Morin Khuur Ensemble in Tokyo's Shibuya Ward together with the Mongolian president and his wife. When he visited Mongolia, the Emperor played the viola with the orchestra.
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Old 12-01-2022, 12:54 PM
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Additional videos or English videos of recent events...

Longer version of visit to Tokyo National Museum on November 24. TBS reported Their Majesties, aware Princess Aiko hasn't been publicly seen very much, asked for a retake because she wasn't clearly visible initially.

100th anniversary of Scout Association of Japan on November 26. Although the organization has been co-ed since 1995, it's still called "Boy Scouts of Japan" in the country but uses "Scout Association of Japan" internationally.


Meeting and concert with the President and First Lady of Mongolia on November 30
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Old 12-05-2022, 02:57 PM
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On December 5th, Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako attended an award ceremony related to "Week of Persons with Disabilities" (December 3-9) held at Ariake Central Tower in Koto, Tokyo. Certificates of Merit were presented for distinguished services and winners of essays and posters.

Photos: AP Images
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Old 12-08-2022, 11:27 AM
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Empress Masako turns 59 on 9 December!
In Japan it is eight hours ahead, and articles and photos about the empress were published a little while ago:

Article (on Mainichi) and Photo Gallery (on Mainichi)
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"I am deeply moved that I have spent exactly half of my life in the imperial family.
I feel I have gone through many moments of joy and sometimes moments of pain.
I would like to express my sincere gratitude to His Majesty the Emperor and Empress for their guidance and for supporting and watching over me every step of my journey at all times.
I feel the importance of everyone working together with mutual respect towards the main goal of creating a peaceful world.
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Article (on Nippon.com)
Article (on JiJi.com)
Article (on Yomiuri Shinbun)
Report on the physical condition of the Empress on the occasion of her 59th birthday (on website of the agency of the imperial household )

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Old 12-16-2022, 07:13 PM
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On December 16th, Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako visited the 130th anniversary exhibition "The Resonance of the Art Treasures: The Seikado Collection" at Seikado Bunko Art Museum in Chiyoda, Tokyo. The museum's collection contains 200,000 classical books and 6,500 artworks including 7 National Treasures and 84 Important Cultural Properties.

For the media, Their Majesties appreciated a Yohen tenmoku tea bowl, one of three in the world, from China, Southern Song dynasty, 12th-13th century.

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2019 article about the tea bowl: Inaba tenmoku: One of three remaining Yohen tenmoku tea bowls in the world
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Old 12-19-2022, 07:13 AM
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Today, December 19, Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako met officials awarded for their services in tax affairs:


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Old 12-28-2022, 11:39 AM
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Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako Current Events Part 1: May 2019 -

On December 28th, Emperor Naruhito, Empress Masako and Princess Aiko attended a charity screening of "Dr. Coto's Clinic" at TOHO Cinemas Roppongi Hills in Minato-ku, Tokyo. They were greeted by the director Isamu Nakae, lead actors Hidetaka Yoshioka and Kou Shibasaki, and Dr. Kenjiro Setoue, who was the model for the original manga. The plot is about a physician at a remote island and its initially skeptical residents. Proceeds will be donated to the Community Medicine Promotion Association.

Emperor Naruhito met Dr. Kenjiro Setoue in 2017 according to the IHA.

Photos: Mainichi, FNN, Jiji, Nikkansports

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Old 01-20-2023, 12:56 AM
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Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako attended the New Year ceremony of the Imperial Guard Headquarters at the Imperial Palace today, January 20:


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Old 01-20-2023, 01:25 AM
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Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako attended out of gratitude and appreciation for the steady efforts of the Imperial Police. The emperor (then Prince Hiro) attended the New Year's Inspection in 1986 for the 100th anniversary of the Imperial Police.
Source: FNN

More content: Mainichi, AP Images, Asahi

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Old 01-24-2023, 12:29 AM
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On January 23rd, Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako privately visited the special exhibition "New Year's Celebration: The Year of the Rabbit" at Tokyo National Museum in Taito, Tokyo. They arrived before 3pm and stayed about 2 hours.

Sources: TBS, Yomiuri
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Old 01-25-2023, 06:33 AM
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On January 25th, Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako remotely visited Tojuen, a special nursing home in Mishima Town, Fukushima Prefecture. They learned about the facility, such as cognitive and memory activities, and met residents. The online visit was planned for autumn last year to mark Respect for the Aged Day but postponed due to Their Majesties’ visit to the UK for Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral.

Photos/video: NHK, Sankei, Jiji, FNN

https://twitter.com/tv_asahi_news/st...79513947369475

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