Princess Kako visits site of first Olympic Games

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Princess Kako of Japan has visited the first modern Olympic Games site while in Greece to mark 125 years of diplomatic relations with Japan.

The Princess toured the Panathinaiko Stadium in Athens and saw the torch plate on exhibit at the museum. The marble stadium was the home to the first modern Olympic Games in 1896.

The President of the Greek Olympic Committee guided Her Imperial Highness around the stadium and museum where she was able to see torches used in previous Olympic Games.

The trip to Panathinaiko Stadium is part of Kako’s role in celebrating 125 years of diplomatic relations between Greece and Japan. She also attended a ceremony in Athens to mark the anniversary and spoke to the audience about the influence Greece has had on Japan.

Princess Kako added: “I hope the mutual understanding and exchange between our two nations will further progress.”

Her trip also included a trip to the ancient Parthenon, a World Heritage Site, meeting the President of Greece, Katerina Sakellaropoulou and receiving a traditional golden olive wreath.

Princess Kako is the second child of Crown Prince Fumihito and Crown Princess Kiko.

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