On Tuesday, February 4, 2014, His Imperial Highness Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan accompanied by the President of the Swiss Confederation, Mr. Didier Burkhalter, arrived at the Swiss Embassy in Tokyo to attend an “…opening reception in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Switzerland…” according to NHK News.

On Monday, Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan held an audience with President Burkhalter and his wife, First Lady Sabine Burkhalter, at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo.

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