TIMs Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan Attend a Special Ceremony in Tokyo. (VIDEO)

On October 3, 2013, Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan attended special ceremony in Tokyo to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Japanese Disabled Veterans Association (JDVA). According to various sources, the JDVA has decided to end their organization due to its “…aging and declining membership which has fallen from 350,000 to 5,000.”

Imperial Family of Japan

Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium Views a Special Exhibition at the CENTRALE Contemporary Art Gallery.

MathildeOn October 3, 2013, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium arrived at the CENTRALE Contemporary Art Gallery in Brussels to view the exhibition, BAZA(A)R BELG(I)E: The 100 Best Belgian Masterpieces, curated by famed art critic, Mr. Claude Blondeel.

According to the official website for CENTRALE Contemporary Art Gallery this special exhibition is:

“…an anthology of the very best of Belgian culture. Claude Blondeel invites us to rediscover the history of Belgian art: from photography to lithography, advertising to painting by way of cinema and fashion. No logic, no chronology, no coherence, other than ‘good old-fashioned pleasure.’” 

For more information about the exhibition please click here.

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Belgian Royals