Japan's Princess Mako has paid a courtesy call to Bolivian President Evo Morales. She is visiting the country to mark the 120th anniversary of the arrival of Japanese immigrants.
The daughter of Crown Prince and Princess Akishino arrived in La Paz, Bolivia's administrative capital, on Monday. She earlier visited Peru as part of a regional tour.
Japan's Princess Mako has visited the ancient Inca city of Machu Picchu in Peru and a village that once had a Japanese immigrant as its chief.
Princess Mako is the eldest daughter of Crown Prince and Princess Akishino. She is on an official trip to Peru and Bolivia to mark the 120th anniversary of the arrival of Japanese immigrants to the countries.
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.
Japan's Princess Mako has attended a ceremony in Peru's capital Lima to mark the 120th anniversary of the arrival of the first Japanese immigrants to the country.
Japanese immigration to Peru began in 1899, when a group of 790 men moved there. The country is now said to have about 100,000 Japanese-Peruvians. That's the world's third largest group of people of Japanese ancestry.
On January 12, AKB48 member Kojima Mako announced her graduation from her group during Team K's concert at TOKYO DOME CITY HALL.
After the concert, she tweeted, "All I want to say is thank you, and I love you! The reason why I smile is because of everyone's smiles! Everyone, thank you very much for making me smile!"
Japan's Princess Mako has visited a city in Brazil's Amazon region to pay respects to the pioneering Japanese people who immigrated there.
The eldest daughter of Prince and Princess Akishino arrived in the city of Tome-Acu on Friday on an official tour of Brazil. She is the first Japanese imperial family member to visit Tome-Acu, located deep in the Amazon.
Princess Mako, now on an official tour of Brazil, visited a museum dedicated to Japanese immigrants in the city of Sao Paulo on Sunday. She is the eldest daughter of Prince and Princess Akishino.
The Historical Museum of Japanese Immigration in Brazil was opened 40 years ago with the attendance of her grandparents, Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, when they were the Crown Prince and Princess.
The Imperial Household Agency said Wednesday the wedding ceremony of Princess Mako, the eldest granddaughter of Emperor Akihito, and her classmate from university days Kei Komuro will be held on Nov. 4 next year.
The 83-year-old emperor and Empress Michiko are expected to attend the ceremony at Tokyo's Imperial Hotel, according to agency sources. The emperor is set to abdicate in the spring of 2019.