Prince and Princess Akishino of Japan arrived yesterday in Bucharest, for a four-day visit to Romania, further to the invitation of President Traian Basescu, Mediafax reports. The chief of the mission of honour set up for the visit of their Imperial Highnesses will be the minister of culture, Theodor Paleologu.
Their Imperial Highnesses visited yesterday the Japanese School from the capital city, while in the evening they participated to a reception offered by the Ambassador. Today, the Prince and the Princess will lay a wreath of flowers at the Monument of the Unknown Soldier, and then they will meet with President Traian Basescu who will show them around Cotroceni Musem. Afterwards, the two will go to Parliament Palace.
At noon, the Prince and the Princess will visit the Japanese language Section of the Faculty of foreign languages and literatures of the University of Bucharest, and then they will plant cherry trees at the Village Museum, in the presence of minister Paleologu. Then, the two will visit also the Ministry of Culture and Religious Denominations, which is in the immediate vicinity.
In the evening, the guests will participate to the dinner offered by the Head of State, while on May 21 in the morning they will go to Sinaia where they will visit the city, the Monastery of Sinaia and Peles Castle.