Japanese Crown Prince, Crown Princess Meet Finnish Pres.


Naantali, Finland, July 3 (Jiji Press)--Japanese Crown Prince Akishino and Crown Princess Kiko visited the Finnish city of Naantali to make a courtesy call on President Sauli Niinistoe on Wednesday.

Naantali is a famous tourist spot about 180 kilometers west of Helsinki, the capital of Finland.

Before traveling to Naantali, the couple laid flowers at the tomb of the unknown soldier and the grave of Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim, a Finnish hero, in Helsinki.

The Japanese couple went to Naantali by land to visit the official residence where Niinistoe stays in summer.

After shaking hands with the president and his wife, the Crown Prince and Crown Princess had talks in the residence.

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