The Crown Prince and Princess of Japan visit three nations in the Middle East.


1995/01/21 Four days after the Great Hanshin earthquake, Crown Princess Masako visits Kuwait with a red-and-white congratulatory costume.

1995/01/21 The Crown Prince and Princess of Japan make a courtesy visit to Emir of the State of Kuwait Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah.

1995/01/22 Princess Masako eats sweets at the Kuwait National Museum. It is said that they shorten the trip schedule by two days because of the earthquake.

1995/01/22 The banquet hosted by Crown Prince and the Prime Minister of the State of Kuwait Saad Al-Salim Al-Sabah.

1995/01/23 Princess Masako at Al Mushrif Palace in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates

1995/01/24 Princess Masako visits archaeological remains in the United Arab Emirates.

1995/01/24 A series of images of Crown Prince and Princess at the archaeological remains.

1995/01/24 Crown Prince and Princess go to a camel race at Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates.

1995/01/24? Crown Prince and Princess see a soccer game with Crown Prince of the United Arab Emirates Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

1995/01/25 A dinner table with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohammed.

1995/01/26 They talk amiably with the princess before the banquet in Jordan.

1995/01/26-27 Crown Prince make a speech at the banquet. They go to archaeological remains at Umm Qais.

1995/01/27 They go to the ruins of Petra with Prince Hassan.

1995/01/31 Two weeks after the erathquake, The Imperial couple go to the affected area.

1995/02/08 Princess Diana comes to Japan for comforting the earthquake victims. Princess Masako wears a very similar clothing.

Diana wanted to talk directly to the victims. But at this point, since Crown Prince and princess have not visited the affected area, they decline her offer.