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Monday, 8th March 2010
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Japanese prince begins state visit to Ghana

Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan arrived in Ghana on Sunday (March 7th), heading up a delegation of 30 individuals.

The Japanese royal is in the African nation on a three-day official visit and is set to tour Sea International School - the only facility in the country offering instruction in Japanese - during his stay, according to Agence France Presse.

In addition to holding talks with Ghana's president, John Atta-Mills, the prince will also attend a conference honouring Hideyo Noguchi, a yellow fever research doctor who died in Accra in 1928 while carrying out his work.

On Wednesday (March 10th), Prince Naruhito is set to continue his travels to Kenya.

The royal celebrated his 50th birthday last month, but commented that he feels like his life is only just beginning.

He added that the Imperial family in Japan has had to change with the times and that he intends to "look to the past lessons learned" to shape the future of the country's monarchy.

Written by Mark Smith