King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia in Japan

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden have just finished a 4-day visit to Japan, to mark 150 years of Diplomatic Relations. They met and were received by members of the Japanese Imperial Family, and the focus of the visit was on innovation, research and sustainability . Continue reading

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Japanese New Year’s Reception 2018

Members of Japanese Imperial Family attended the annual Ceremony of New Year’s Celebration at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on January 1st. Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko were accompanied by Crown Prince Naruhito, Prince and Princess Akishino, Princess Mako and extended members of the Imperial Family (in their Personal Tiaras). Crown Princess Masako (wearing her Pearl Sunburst Tiara) was present, though she didn’t attend the ceremony. Continue reading