On his second day in Germany H.I.H. Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan met with various local dignitaries as well as German VIPs. This afternoon he had a meeting with German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, as well as with the mayor of Berlin, Klaus Wowereit. There was also a reception at the Japanese Embassy in his honor.
But, it wasn’t all boring meetings and mindless reception chit-chit for the heir to the Imperial throne in Japan. The mayor of Berlin gave the crown prince a fantastic tour of the Japanese Garden in Marzahn (it’s in Berlin) where the crown prince was beyond happy and smiled ear to ear. Yeah, it was a great day.
In case you were wondering, the purpose of the official visit to Germany is to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Treaty of Amity between Japan and Germany.
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Source and photo courtesy of: Daylife via Reuters/Johannes Eisele/Pool