The 79th birthday of Emperor Akihito of Japan was celebrated in Tonga with a reception hosted by the new Japanese Ambassador to Tonga, HE Dr Kazuchika Hamuro on 28 November, at his residence in ’Anana, and attended by Tonga’s King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau’u, when guest speakers noted the strengthening of diplomatic ties between Tonga and Japan. Photos by Linny Folau
King Tupou VI
The Coronation Charity Trust, established by the late King George Tupou V, today formally approved a contract for the USP Tonga Campus to carry out a survey on the status of diabetes among Tongan youth between the ages of 14-25.
A Remembrance Sunday Commemoration Service in memory of soldiers who died in wars in order for people to live in freedom in a peaceful world was held at Tonga’s Cenotaph, Pangai Si’i, Nuku’alofa, yesterday November 12 on a beautiful sunny morning. Tonga’s King Tupou VI attended the Commemoration Service for the first time since he ascended the Tongan throne earlier this year.
Tonga’s King Tupou VI held a two-day meeting with 21 nobles at the Royal Palace, Nuku’alofa from October 23-24, to discuss the Nobles’ leadership roles, and their guardianship of Tongan traditions, culture, and the land.
Tonga has abundant food but it does not balance with our efforts to be active, and much fertile land was neglected, HM King Tupou VI said in opening Tongatapu’s two-day Royal Agricultural Show 2012 at the Manamo’ui grounds in ‘Atele, this afternoon Friday October 19. He urged Tongans to increase the acreage of land farmed from around 12 percent to make 50 percent of the land productive.
King Tupou VI reminded members of parliament to put aside their individual needs and political rivalries and to work together in the best interests of the country so that Tonga could make progress, in his statement for the closing of Parliament this morning, after a year of many challenges.
HM King Tupou VI opened a one-day ‘Eua Royal Agricultural Show 2012 on Friday, October 12 at the Malau ‘o Vailahi grounds in Niu’eiki.
King Tupou VI will open the ‘Eua Royal Agricultural Show 2012 at the Malau ‘o Vailahi grounds in Angaha, tomorrow Friday October 12.
Tonga’s King, Queen and Crown Prince attended a reception in Tonga for the 63rd anniversary of the establishment of the People’s Republic of China on September 28.
In New Zealand on Saturday August 18, King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau’u visited Turangawaewae Marae to meet Tuheitia Paki, the Maori King and Te Arikinui of the Kingitanga, on the celebration of the 6th anniversary of his coronation.