Prince Akishino, the younger brother of the Crown Prince, greeted at the opening ceremony of the national high school festival held in Toyama-shi, Toyama Prefecture on August 8th.
He encouraged the students to demonstrate the creativity cultivated by daily activity and form friendship in and outside the country.
His second daughter Yoshiko (17) was present together with Prince and Princess Akishino.
Prince and his wife observed the presentation by students from the special support school. They told one of them who was Deaf by sign language, "Thank you, I was glad to have met you." Also they grasped the hand to the blind student and said a word of gratitude.
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