Danish State Visit to Japan, 2004

Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik of Denmark started their State Visit to Japan on this day in 2004, where they were hosted by Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan. The Danish royal couple were in Japan to help kick off celebrations marking the following year’s bicentennial of the birth of Hans Christian Andersen, the Danish fairy tale writer. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary visited Japan in 2017, to mark the 150th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Denmark and Japan. Continue reading