Crown Prince Akishino and Crown Princess Kiko visited Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology on 1st July. They met with representatives of the academy.
To mark the 100th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between Poland and Japan, the successor to the throne, Crown Prince Akishino, and his wife, Crown Princess Kiko, came to Poland. On the first day of their visit - June 28 - the guests were welcomed by the presidential couple - Andrzej Duda and Agata Kornhauser-Duda. One of the points of the official visit was a meeting with representatives of PJATK.
Crown Prince Akishino and Crown Princess Kiko met with: the Rector, prof. Jerzy Paweł Nowacki; Chancellor, Barbara Nowacka; Vice-Dean, prof. Mitsuhiko Toho; the ambassador of Japan, Tsukasa Kawada, and his wife. Their talks focused on educational challenges, cooperation between Poland and Japan, and the labor market for young people.
At the meeting with PJATK students, their Imperial Highnesses listened to the presentation about the academy. The royal couple talked with the students about the uniqueness of PJAIT: about the study of Japanese culture - learning the Japanese language and traditional handicraft techniques. The students of New Media Arts described special classes with visiting lecturers and "Japanese Week" design workshops organized at the Academy.
Crown Prince Akishino-no-miya Fumihito Shinnou is the younger brother of the current Emperor Naruhito. The heir to the throne studied law and biology as well as taxonomy. He defended his doctorate in ornithology. In 1990, he married Kiko Kawashima, who is a psychologist.