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Naruhito meets students at World Water Forum in Brazil

Naruhito meets students at World Water Forum in Brazil

Japanese Crown Prince Naruhito was warmly welcomed at the 8th World Water Forum in Brasilia, Brazil, on Tuesday.

Crown Prince Naruhito met personally with Loic Fauchon, the honorary president of the World Water Council. The Forum became the place where Japanese and Brazilian students visited the exhibition booths at the 8th WWF to see the efforts and actions being taken on critical water issues.

When the royal learned that one of the Japanese students is making efforts to spread Japanese culture in Brazil, such as the Japanese language and swordplay, Naruhito praised him,

“That’s incredible. Please keep it up.”

The crown prince also met two third-generation Japanese-Brazilian male students at the venue. For the royal, it was really nice to meet three Japanese students, including one studying the environment of the Ongagawa river in Fukuoka Prefecture, at the Japan pavilion where representatives of Japanese local governments, citizens’ groups, companies and other organizations were in attendance.

For the Japanese students, it was a great honour to speak the crown prince, and that he would continue to strive to promote Japanese culture.

Naruhito also attended sessions at the event on topics such as the water crisis in Brazil, and departed Brasilia International Airport on the night of March 20 on a commercial flight to return to Japan.