Princess Kako of Japan visits Greece to celebrate 125 years of diplomatic relations


Princess Kako of Japan is on an official visit to Greece to mark the 125th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries. This year also marks the 2024 Year of Greece-Japan Culture and Tourism.

Princess Kako of Akishino is the second daughter of the Crown Prince and Crown Princess of Japan. 

On Tuesday, May 28, Princess Kako was received by Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and his wife Mareva Grabowski-Mitsotaki, at the Maximos Mansion in Athens.

During the meeting, the long-standing friendship and the particularly close relations between Greece and Japan were highlighted. The importance of cultural and interpersonal exchanges was also stressed, while the rich programme of activities and events that is unfolding in the framework of the current “Year of Greece-Japan Culture and Tourism” was discussed.

Later on Tuesday, the Princess met with Greece’s President Katerina Sakellaropoulou in the garden of the presidential residence.

President Sakellaropoulou referred to the strong ties of friendship between the two countries and the prospects for closer cooperation, especially in culture and tourism.

Princess Kako thanked her for her warm reception and conveyed a message from the Emperor of Japan, expressing his conviction for a further strengthening of friendship and cooperation between Greece and Japan.





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