Crown prince, princess return from Netherlands
Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako returned to Tokyo on Friday morning after attending the investiture of Dutch King Willem-Alexander on Tuesday. The couple arrived at Haneda Airport aboard a specially chartered JAL plane just after 10 a.m.
The visit was Masako’s first official overseas trip in 11 years. During the visit, which began on April 28, the crown prince and crown princess also attended a banquet hosted by King Willem-Alexander and his wife. They also met Masako’s parents at their hotel. Her father, Hisashi Oawada, is a judge serving on the International Court of Justice in The Hague.