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Crown Prince eager to boost Japan-Spain ties through visit

Crown Prince Naruhito expressed hope Thursday that his trip to Spain from Monday will “help further promote bilateral exchanges that have a long history.”

During the official visit through June 16, the crown prince will attend a series of events to mark the 400th anniversary of bilateral exchanges since a mission was dispatched by Japanese feudal lord Date Masamune to Spain in 1613.

Crown Princess Masako, who is receiving treatment for a stress-induced illness, will not accompany him due to the tight schedule, the crown prince told a press conference. During the weeklong trip, he will visit five cities to attend many events.

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Japan’s Emperor Hosts Spring Garden Party

Japan’s imperial couple has hosted a spring garden party in Tokyo. About 2,000 guests attended the event on Thursday.

The emperor and empress hold parties every spring and fall at the Akasaka Imperial Garden.

They spoke to guests while touring the garden with Crown Prince Naruhito, Prince and Princess Akishino and other imperial family members.

The guests included Kyoto University Professor Shinya Yamanaka, who won last year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work on iPS cells.

Japan Crown Prince Naruhito’s Speaks to U.N.

Japanese Crown Prince Naruhito delivered a keynote speech on disaster reduction at a U.N. conference Wednesday, the first Japanese Imperial Family member to make an address at the U.N. Headquarters.

At the U.N. General Assemblys special session on water and disasters, the crown prince called for international discussions to improve the worlds preparedness for tsunami and other water-related disasters.   

In his speech, the crown prince explained major disasters in Japan, such as the Great East Japan Earthquake two years ago and the Jogan earthquake in 869, both of which unleashed massive tsunami.

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Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan visits Ghana

Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan on Sunday began a three-day official visit to Ghana at the head of a 30-strong delegation. He was welcomed at Kotoka international airport by Vice President John Dramani Mahama to traditional Ashanti drumming and dance, an AFP reporter saw. The visit is at the invitation of Ghana and is aimed at boosting ties between the two countries, officials said.

The prince is expected to hold talks with President John Atta-Mills on Monday at the presidential palace, known as the Castle.

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