HIH Crown Prince Naruhito

Crown Prince Naruhito arrives in Stockholm

Hon. Consul General Leif Almo (founder of SakeTest.com) greets Crown Prince Naruhito welcome to Sweden
His Imperial Highness Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan is the eldest son of  HIH Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, which makes him the heir apparent to the Chrysanthemum Throne of Japan. HIH K˘taishi Naruhito Shinn˘ is born 23 February 1960.

HIH  Crown Prince of Japan and Masako Owada, a diplomat in the Japanese Foreign Ministry,  were married On June 9,  1993, at the Imperial Shinto Hall in Tokyo. 800 invited guests and an estimated media audience of 500 million people around the world followed the marriage. Many of Europe's crowned heads attended but also most of Europe's heads of state. The coupleĺs home is at the T˘gű Palace, on the Akasaka Estate in Minato, Tokyo.

Crown Prince Naruhito was met at the airport by H.E. Ambassador Nakajima, 1st Secretary Tatsukuni Uchida and Colonel Abiko. A small Swedish delegation had the honor of greeting HIH the Crown Prince: Four former Swedish Ambassadors in Tokyo,  Magnus Vahlquist, Ove Heyman, Amb Krister Kumlin, Kaj Falkman, Consul General of Japan Leif Alm÷ and Secretary General of Sweden Japan Foundation Edvard Fleetwood.

Crown Princess Masako remained in Tokyo to take care of the family.

HIH Crown Prince Naruhito visited Sweden on June 17, 2010 when he attended the wedding between Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel Westling.