H.I.H. Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan in Germany: Day Three

H.I.H. Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan spent his third day in Berlin, Germany attending boring meetings as well as stopping by a local primary school simply to say, “Hi!”

After all that was over, the sweet crown prince visited some of the most impressive sites in Berlin including the Nikolaikirche Museum and the magnificent Pergamon Museum where he was given a tour by Hermann Parzinger, President of Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation.   The duo stood in awe of many of the artifacts held within the Pergamon Museum; moreover, the crown prince was given a cool lecture about the “…famous Ishtar Gate by Mr. Parzinger…” 

To view photos please click the link here. 

Source and photos courtesy of: Daylife via Reuters/Tobias Schwarz

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H.I.H. Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan Visits Germany: Day Two

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.

To view photos from today please click the link here.

Source and photo courtesy of: Daylife via Reuters/Johannes Eisele/Pool

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H.R.H. Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan Visits Germany

H.R.H. Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan is currently in Germany for a three-day official visit to mark “… the 150th anniversary of the Japan-Germany amity treaty.”

The crown prince was greeted by the German President, Christian Wulff, when he arrived at Bellevue Palace in Berlin.  The crown prince also had a chance to visit the Berlin State Library where he viewed many valuable documents including the “…Treaty of Amity, Commerce and Navigation between Japan and Prussia from 1861…” 

In the evening, Crown Prince Naruhito dined with local dignitaries as well as with the German president and his wife at Bellevue Palace.

To watch a news report, in German, please click the link here.  To view photos please click the link here.

*Side note: There seems to be somewhat of a confusion regarding how long H.R.H. Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan will visit Germany.  Some sources note that it is a two-day visit while other claim that it will be three to four days.  Though you should know.  🙂

Source and photo courtesy of:  DL by Sean Gallup/Getty Images

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T.I.H. Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako of Japan Will Not Attend the British Royal Wedding

On March 18, 2011, the Japanese Imperial Household announced that T.I.H. Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako of Japan will not attend the upcoming British royal wedding on April 29, 2011 in London, England.

I believe it is quite obvious as to why the Crown Princely couple will not attend.  With the horrific devastation that struck Japan and its people last Friday plus the aftermath, to attend a royal wedding, in my opinion, is not that important at all.

To read more please click the link below.

Source: Telegraph Newspaper Photo courtesy of: Zimbio.com by Kiyoshi Ota/Getty Images AsiaPac

 

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