Mary was given details on the history and actions by the unit, set up in 2006 as part of the national initiative to fight violence against women, which is tasked with receiving and offering psychological and legal assistance to these women.
Sun begins to set on an Icelandic cruise Picture: Fred Olsen
Masako has refrained from most of her official duties since the Imperial Household Agency announced in December 2003 that she is suffering from a stress-related disorder.
In the evening, the emperor and empress will be joined at a dinner by the crown prince
, the crown princess
and their daughter Princess Aiko, as well as by Prince Akishino, Princess Kiko and their son Prince Hisahito.
The 42-year-old crown princess
has been suffering from adjustment disorder, a mental condition in which stress causes anxiety and depression, and relinquished most of her official duties since late 2003 to concentrate on her recovery.
The 116,000-ton Emerald Princess will be built at Italy's Fincantieri shipyards as a sister ship to the Crown Princess
and the Caribbean Princess.
However, the Imperial Household Agency maintains the rule that no part of the fish can be eaten by the Emperor, Empress, Crown Prince
or Crown Princess
IN a rare public display of imperial emotion, Japan's popular Crown Princess
Masako described yesterday her intense feelings at delivering her first child as she and husband Crown Prince
Naruhito held their first news conference since the birth of Princess Aiko on December 1.
The male dominance of post-World War II Japan got a needed jolt last week when Crown Princess
Masako gave birth to a baby girl.
AFTER more than eight years of marriage to Japan's royal heir, Crown Princess
Masako, 37, gave birth to a baby girl today, their first child.
My wife Myra is a very small person and the only person she literally saw eye to eye with was the Crown Princess
South America Crown Princess
will be Princess' largest ship ever to sail a full season of cruises to South America, cruising between Santiago (Valparaiso) and either Rio de Janeiro or Buenos Aires on itineraries sailing the southernmost tip of South America and the Chilean Fjords.