Crown Princess Masako unexpectedly joins meeting with Japanese in Tonga

Jul 6, 2015

Crown Princess Masako unexpectedly joins meeting with Japanese in Tonga

Despite health concerns, Crown Princess Masako unexpectedly joined Crown Prince Naruhito for a hastily arranged meeting with Japanese residents of Tonga on Sunday. The Crown Princess, who has been diagnosed with a stress-induced adjustment disorder, wasn’t initially scheduled to join the meeting at the ...

Crown Prince, Princess attend Tonga coronation ceremony

Jul 4, 2015

Crown Prince, Princess attend Tonga coronation ceremony

Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako attended the coronation of Tonga’s new king on Saturday. The coronation service for King Tupou VI was held at the Free Wesleyan Centenary Church in the capital, Nuku’alofa. The Japanese couple attended a luncheon hosted at the ...

Crown Prince plays viola made of tsunami debris

Jul 8, 2013

Crown Prince plays viola made of tsunami debris

Crown Prince Naruhito on Sunday played a viola made of driftwood from a tsunami-ravaged city in Tohoku during a concert held by his alma mater’s orchestra. The viola, built by Tokyo violin maker Muneyuki Nakazawa, also contains part of the famed “miracle pine” that ...

Crown Prince rubs elbows with fellow Japanese in Spain

Jun 12, 2013

Crown Prince rubs elbows with fellow Japanese in Spain

Crown Prince Naruhito has met in Madrid with a number of Japanese professionals based in Spain, including Etsuro Sotoo, chief sculptor at the World Heritage-listed Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. At a gathering Monday at the Madrid residence of Japan’s ambassador to Spain, the Crown ...