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.
The governor of Japan's southern prefecture of Kagoshima has visited Yakushima Island, two days after the UNESCO World Heritage site was hit by record rainfall.
What is described as the heaviest rain in 50 years caused mudslides and other damage on Saturday, leaving more than 300 hikers stranded on a mountain. By Sunday evening, 314 people had descended safely.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the government will continue the task of decommissioning the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The nuclear accident at the plant in 2011 was triggered by an earthquake and tsunami that hit northeastern Japan.
Abe visited Fukushima Prefecture on Sunday to inspect the decommissioning work and the ongoing reconstruction of the prefecture.
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has visited the atomic-bombed city of Hiroshima in western Japan. As foreign minister, Kurz had a hand in the adoption of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
Kurz arrived in Japan on Friday to commemorate the 150 anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Japan and Austria. He traveled to Hiroshima on Saturday. He had specifically requested the visit.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has visited Kiyota Ward in Sapporo, the capital of Hokkaido, to view damage caused by the major earthquake that hit the northern prefecture on Thursday.
Abe on Sunday inspected severely listing houses and caved-in roads in Kiyota, where the jolt triggered what appears to be ground liquefaction. Sapporo Mayor Katsuhiro Akimoto briefed him on recovery efforts.
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.