On Wednesday 29 March, The Crown Princess held a meeting with experts from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs to find out more about Japan before travelling there on 18-21 April.
The visit will be part of The Crown Princess' work with issues relating to sustainability, the sea and fishing. These are issues that The Crown Princess has chosen to focus on in her role as an advocate for the UN's global sustainable development goals.
The Crown Princess is one of 16 members of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Advocacy Group. The group's task is to promote the UN's sustainable development goals – Agenda 2030 – in various ways.
Find out more about the global goals and Agenda 2030 at the UN's website.