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Japan’s Princess Mako to visit Brazil in July. Her last trip abroad as a Princess

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Aiming at strengthening connections with Japanese abroad, Princess Mako will likely  to visit Brazil in July, an official of the Imperial Household Agency said Monday (Jan.29). She is scheduled to join a ceremony commemorating the 110th anniversary of Japanese immigration to Brazil.

Princess Mako is the daughter of heir Prince Akishino and his wife Princess Kiko, and the visit to Brazil will be the last trip abroad before she renounces her status as an Imperial family member after marrying fiance Kei Komuro, a commoner, in November.

Prince Akishino — the younger son of Emperor Akihito — and his wife plan to attend an event on Oahu (Hawaii) on June 6 to be organized by the Association of Nikkei & Japanese Abroad, a Yokohama-based group for people of Japanese descent, as well as a ceremony marking the 150th anniversary of Japanese immigration to Hawaii on June 7.