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January 19, 2020

Japanese Princess arrives in Yangon, visits Shwedagon Pagoda

Japanese Princess Yoko Mikasa lights candles at the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon. Photo: MNA
Japanese Princess Yoko Mikasa lights candles at the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon. Photo: MNA

At the invitation of State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, a delegation led by Japanese Princess Yoko Mikasa arrived in Yangon yesterday.
The Japanese Princess and entourage were welcomed by Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Deputy Director-General of Strategic Studies and Training Department U Zaw Phyo Win, Deputy Director-General of the Protocol Department U Zaw Tun Oo, Japanese Ambassador Mr Ichiro Maruyama and officials at the Yangon International Airport.
The Japanese Princess and entourage visited the Shwedagon Pagoda.
In the pagoda, she offered flowers, water, lights and incense sticks at the Tuesday corner and walked around the pagoda clockwise.—MNA (Translated by Kyaw Zin Tun)

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