Japan Crown Prince Attends Welcome Ceremony in Paris
Paris, Sept. 11 (Jiji Press)--Japanese Crown Prince Naruhito, now on an official visit to France, attended a welcome ceremony held at Les Invalides, one of historical monuments in Paris, on Tuesday.
The national anthems of Japan and France were played by a musical band, and the Crown Prince received a salute of guards of honor.
He then visited a Japanese school in Paris. When an elementary school fourth-grader made a presentation on study on water, Crown Prince Naruhito taught students about the importance of water.
"I want you to learn a lot about water," the Crown Prince said. Research on water issues is his lifework.
Later on Tuesday, Crown Prince Naruhito attended a luncheon hosted by the deputy chief of the National Assembly, the lower house of France's parliament, and delivered an eight-minute speech in French.
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