２月２０日・・・天皇陛下 → カタール首長殿下と会見・午餐
２月２３日・・・両陛下 → 皇太子から挨拶を受ける
天皇陛下 → 認証官任命式
２月２４日・・・天皇陛下 → 赴任大使に会う
両陛下 → 赴任大使夫妻・離任大使夫妻に会う
２月２５日・・・・両陛下 → 外務省より進講を受ける
２月２６日・・・天皇陛下 → 環境事務次官から進講を受ける
両陛下 → 勤労奉仕団に会釈
２月２０日・・・皇太子殿下 → 宮中午餐陪席
２月２３日・・・両殿下 → 誕生日諸行事
２月２５日・・・皇太子殿下 → 勤労奉仕団に会釈
２月２６日・・・皇太子殿下 → 離任大使と会う
２月２０日・・・秋篠宮殿下 → 宮中午餐陪席
２月２３日・・・両殿下・佳子内親王 → 皇太子誕生日祝賀
両殿下 → 外務省から進講を受ける
２月２４日・・・両殿下 → 第11回日本学術振興会賞並びに日本学士院学術奨励賞」授賞式
Japan crown prince warns on 'correct' history
Tokyo (AFP) - Japan's crown prince has warned of the need to
remember World War II "correctly", in a rare foray into an ideological
debate as nationalist politicians seek to downplay the country's historic crimes
In an unusual intervention in the discussion, Naruhito's mild-mannered broadside was
being interpreted in some circles as a rebuke to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe,
a key figure in the right-wing drive to minimise the
institutionalised system of wartime sex slavery.
"Today when memories of war are set to fade, I reckon
it is important to look back our past with modesty and
pass down correctly the miserable experience and the historic path J
apan took from the generation who know the war to the generation who don't,"
The comments, released Monday on the prince's 55th birthday come as
Abe's controversial views on history roil relations with China and South Korea,
and cause unease in Washington.
Abe has openly said he wants a more sympathetic telling of the history of the first
half of the 20th century, a period marked by brutal expansionism in Asia
and warring with China and the West.
The prime minister last week appointed a 16-member panel to
advise him on a statement he is set to make later this
year to mark the 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender.
Abe has said he will largely stand by Tokyo's previous apologies,
but amid growing anger in China and South Korea over the
"comfort women" system, speculation is mounting that
he will seek to downplay the issue
Mainstream historians agree that up to 200,000 women,
predominantly from Korea, were forced into sexual slavery during WWII.
Right wing Japanese insist there is no documentary proof that the
Japanese state or its military were involved in the system
on the Korean peninsula and reject official
guilt. That position, which is hardening, angers South Korea and China.
Right wing Japanese insist there is no documentary proof that
the Japanese state or its military were involved in the system
on the Korean peninsula and reject official guilt.
That position, which is hardening, angers South Korea and China.
Both countries will be carefully watching any official pronouncement on the war.
While Japan's newspapers remained staid in their coverage of
Naruhito's comments, social media users leapt on them.
"This definitely contains a warning against Shinzo Abe,
doesn't it?" tweeted @Kirokuro.
"It is a regular recognition (of history),
but these comments by the crown prince stand out because
Prime Minister Abe's views on the constitution and history are outrageous,"
Asked about his views on war and peace, Naruhito told reporters:
"It was very painful that many precious lives were lost,
many people suffered and felt deep sorrow in the world including in Japan."
"It is important that we never forget people who died in the war...
(and we must) deepen our appreciation for our past so as not to repeat
the horrors of war and to foster a love of peace," he said.