His Imperial Highness Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan held a press conference this morning at Togu Palace in Tokyo to discuss his upcoming six-day official visit to Spain.

The future emperor of Japan also spoke about his lovely wife, Crown Princess Masako, and their recent trip to the Netherlands, I believe successfully completing the overseas trip gave Masako confidence.  She feels much better…”

His Imperial Highness’s visit to Spain begins on June 10-16, 2013.  The purpose of the trip according to the crown prince is to “…help further promote bilateral exchanges that have a long history” as well as to “…mark the 400th anniversary of bilateral exchanges since a mission was dispatched by Japanese feudal lord Date Masamune to Spain in 1613.”