Princess Hisako greets new English speech committee

Princess Hisako of Takamado attended a ceremony Friday in Tokyo to usher in a new committee of university students for an English speech contest to be held in autumn this year.

As honorary patron for the H.I.H Prince Takamado Trophy 74th All Japan Inter-Middle School English Oratorical Contest, she gave a speech at the ceremony held at the Yomiuri Shimbun’s head office.

“We will strive for activities with the goal of flexible management,” said Shota Sadakane, a third-year student at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, who was elected as the steering committee chair.

Princess Hisako offered her encouragement to them.