Itinerary of Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress of Japan's Visit to Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and United Kingdom

April 27, 2007

With regard to the decision at the Cabinet meeting of December 15, 2006, on the official visits by Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress, the Chief Cabinet Secretary announced at today's Cabinet meeting that Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress leave Tokyo on May 21 and return on May 30.

The outline of the itinerary is as follows,

May 21 (Mon)
Leave Tokyo
Arrive in Stockholm (Sweden)
May 22 (Tue)
Stay in Stockholm
May 23 (Wed)
As above
May 24 (Thurs)
Leave Stockholm
Arrive in Tallinn (Estonia)
May 25 (Fri)
Leave Tallinn
Arrive in Riga (Latvia)
May 26 (Sat)
Leave Riga
Arrive in Vilnius (Lithuania)
May 27 (Sun)
Leave Vilnius
Arrive in London (the United Kingdom)
May 28 (Mon)
Stay in London
May 29(Tue)
Leave London
May 30 (Wed)
Arrive in Tokyo

Major Events Scheduled during the Visits of Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress of Japan

Sweden

  • Linnaeus Tricentenary Celebrations (Uppsala)
  • National Festivity Banquet hosted by the President of the National Linnaeus Committee (Uppsala Castle)
  • Meeting with Their Majesties the King and the Queen of Sweden (Haga Palace)
  • Private Dinner hosted by Their Majesties the King and the Queen of Sweden (Drottningholm Palace)
  • Luncheon hosted by the Government of Sweden
  • Visit to the Royal Swedish Academy of Science
  • Visit to the Swedish Museum of Natural History

Estonia

  • Welcoming Ceremony (Presidential Palace)
  • Meeting with the President of Estonia and Mrs. Ilves (Presidential Palace)
  • Luncheon hosted by the President of Estonia and Mrs. Ilves (Kadriorg Art Museum)
  • Visit to the Song Festival Grounds
  • Meeting with Estonian People (Song Festival Grounds)

Latvia

  • Welcoming Ceremony (Riga Castle)
  • Meeting with the President of Latvia and Mr. Freibergs (Riga Castle)
  • Flower Laying Ceremony at the Freedom Monument
  • Meeting with Latvian People (Square in front of the Freedom Monument)
  • Luncheon hosted by the President of Latvia and Mr. Freibergs (Blackhead Guild House)
  • Visit to the Occupation Museum
  • Visit to the University of Latvia

Lithuania

  • Welcoming Ceremony(Presidential Palace)
  • Meeting with the President of Lithuania and Mrs. Adamkiene (Presidential Palace)
  • Luncheon hosted by the President of Lithuania and Mrs. Adamkiene
  • Wreath Laying Ceremony at Antakalnis Cemetery
  • Visit to the Sugihara Monument
  • Attending Folk Festival "Skamba skamba kankliai" (Cathedral Square)
  • Meeting with people of Lithuania (Cathedral Square)

United Kingdom

  • Ceremony of Linnaeus Tercentenary Anniversary Celebrations (The Linnean Society)
  • Dinner hosted by Her Majesty the Queen (Backingham Palace)
  • Luncheon hosted by The Rt Hon the Lord Patten of Barnes, CH, the Chancellor of the University of Oxford (Trinity College)
  • Visit to Helen & Douglas House

Related Information (The Imperial Household)
Related Information (Japan-Sweden Relations)
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