Monday, November 21, 2011

King and Queen of Bhutan end 6-day official visit to Japan

Bhutanese King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema left Japan after wrapping up their six-day visit as state guests Sunday.
Before leaving from Kansai International Airport in Osaka, the royal couple visited the Sento Imperial Palace in Kyoto and took a 30-minute walk in its garden, enjoying autumn colors and taking pictures of themselves in front of a pond.
The couple arrived in Tokyo on Tuesday and later met with Crown Prince Naruhito and Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda and his wife. While attending a series of ceremonies including a state banquet, they also visited Fukushima Prefecture to encourage people affected by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami and the ensuing nuclear crisis triggered by the disaster.