HGD Guillaume, Current Events Part 11: May 2014 -

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Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume received in audience, this Wednesday, Dr. Patrick Peters, Luxembourg member of the “Explorers Club of New York”.

Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume received in audience, this Wednesday, Antoine Clasen, outgoing President of the Federation of Young Business Managers and his successor, Carole Retter.

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To mark the International Day of Forests, HGD Guillaume participated in a discovery hike organized by the Administration of Nature and Forests today, March 21:

** monarchie: Journée internationale des forêts - Administration de la Nature et des Forêts **

And the "World Organization of the Scout Movement has announced the awarding of the Bronze Wolf Award, the highest Scout distinction, to H.R.H. the Hereditary Grand Duke for his exceptional commitment to the movement in Luxembourg and globally."

** monarchie: Le Grand-Duc Héritier va recevoir la distinction Scoute "Loup de Bronze" **
Yesterday, May 5, HGD Guillaume as Luxembourg's Chief Scout participated in the National Cara-Pio Day (JOCAPI) of the group "Luxembourg Guides and Scouts" (LGS) Saint Jean situated in Dudelange:

** monarchie: Journée Nationale « Cara-Pio » (JOCAPI) du groupe « Lëtzebuerger Guiden a Scouten » (LGS) **

On May 6 he attended the conference "The Dawn of AI" organized by the Federation of Young Leaders (FJD):

** monarchie: Conférence de la Fédération Jeunes Dirigeants « The Dawn of AI » **
Visit to Japan by Luxembourg Economic Mission led by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg | Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
Luxembourg Economic Mission will make a visit to Japan from June 10 to 13. This Mission will be led by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg.

Luxembourg Economic Mission consists of about 70 people including business associates and is scheduled to visit Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture, as well as Tokyo. During his stay in Tokyo, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Guillaume will have an audience with His Majesty the Emperor of Japan.

HGD Guillaume and the delegation have begun their economic mission to Japan today, June 10
and HGD Guillaume was received by Emperor Naruhito:

** monarchie: Mission économique au Japon - Audience avec S.M. l'Empereur Naruhito **

Together with Vice-Prime Minister Xavier Bettel he was received by Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida:

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In the evening HGD Guillaume was invited for dinner by Crown Prince Akishino and his family:

** monarchie: Mission économique au Japon - Dîner avec LL.AA.II le Prince Héritier et la Princesse Héritière Akishino **
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HGD Guillaume gave an interview to Japan News (Yomiuri Shimbun's English outlet) on June 13.

Luxembourg Crown Prince Puts Value on Japan Ties; Space Development a Notable Area of Cooperation - The Japan News
[...] During his four-day visit through Thursday, he achieved notable outcomes such as the signing of a memorandum of cooperation between the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and the Luxembourg Space Agency (LSA) and the signing of an air services agreement between the two governments. These accords have established “the cornerstone” for future bilateral economic cooperation, the crown prince said.

The memorandum between JAXA and the LSA enables further collaboration in such arenas as supercomputing and mutual use of facilities. The air services agreement sets up a legal framework for the stable operation of scheduled air services between the two nations.


The nation’s space industry “is becoming a success story … attracting many businesses, many startups,” the crown prince said. Citing the grand duchy’s excellent connectivity, data center ecosystem and cybersecurity, he said that Luxembourg is “of course a very good and interesting place for Japanese companies who would like to explore the European market.”

Luxembourg is a constitutional monarchy. In the interview, the crown prince emphasized the grand ducal family’s close relationship with the Imperial family. During the delegation’s visit to Japan, the Emperor and Empress, and Crown Prince Akishino and Crown Princess Kiko, met with Crown Prince Guillaume. It is “a tremendous honor” to foster strong ties with the Imperial family to hand down to future generations, he said.


At the end of the interview, he stressed the significance of bilateral cooperation for the world, saying that Japan and Luxembourg share democratic values such as multilateralism and the rule of law. Referring to the geopolitical context of the world as “very complicated and complex,” the crown prince said that “all these crises actually got us closer and closer together.” [...]

RTL Today - Prince Guillaume visits the Emperor of Japan
... Emperor Naruhito congratulated the prince on the birth of his second son in 2023. After a 20-minute conversation, the two progressed to a private salon where they were joined by Empress Masako and Princess Aiko.

Prince Guillaume invited the Emperor to Luxembourg to celebrate the centenary of diplomacy between the two nations in 2027...
Which language did the Emperor and Guillaume converse in?
I don't believe Guillaume speaks Japanese....does the Emperor speak French or English?
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