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Japanese Princess Takamado in Poland

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Roberto Galea 12.10.2015 09:07
Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado of Japan is meeting President Andrzej Duda and the First Lady on the second day of her stay in Poland on Monday.
Princess Takamado visited the the Chopin Museum on Sunday. Photo: PAP/Marcin ObaraPrincess Takamado visited the the Chopin Museum on Sunday. Photo: PAP/Marcin Obara

The Japanese Princess is in Poland visiting the Japanese Studies Department at Warsaw University and will take part in the Japanese Night at the Warsaw Film Festival.

On Sunday she attended the auditions of the second stage of the International Chopin Piano Competition and toured the Chopin Museum.

The programme of the Princess’s visit, whose aim is the promotion of Polish-Japanese cultural and intellectual exchange, also includes tours of the Łazienki Royal Park in Warsaw and of the “Manggha” Museum of Japanese Art and Technology in Kraków.

Princess Takamado holds degrees in anthropology and archaeology from Cambridge University. She is the author of two books for children. Her numerous positions include those of Honorary President of BirdLife International, the Japan Football Association and the All Japan Archery Federation.

The Princess is the daughter-in-law of Takahito, Prince Mikasa, the uncle of Akihito, the reigning Emperor of Japan. Twenty one years ago she visited Poland, together with her husband who died in 2002, for the opening of the “Manggha” Museum in Kraków. (mk/rg/rk)

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