Princess Mako Visits Clinic, Museum In Peru

Princess Mako visits clinic, museum in Peru

Japan's Princess Mako has visited a medical clinic near the Peruvian capital of Lima. She is currently making an official trip to the country to mark the 120th anniversary of the arrival of Japanese immigrants.

Princess Mako, the eldest daughter of Crown Prince and Princess Akishino, visited the facility on Friday. It was founded by a second-generation Japanese-Peruvian priest nearly 30 years ago.

She met with clinic staff members, who explained to her how they provide medical care to the surrounding community, including giving free health checkups to the poor.

The Princess then visited a section of the facility dedicated to elderly care.

Residents welcomed her by singing a song in Japanese, which the Princess joined along in. She then shook their hands and gave them her best wishes.

The Princess later visited a museum known for its collection of pre-Columbian Peruvian artifacts. The items were collected by Japanese businessman Yoshitaro Amano.