HRH the Grand Duke with Yoshiaki Terumich, president of Sophia University; Credit: © SIP / Jean-Christophe Verhaegen

His Royal Highness the Grand Duke of Luxembourg has received an honorary doctorate diploma at Sophia University in Tokyo.

On Monday 27 November 2017, the first day of his state visit to Japan, HRH the Grand Duke, accompanied by HRH Princess Alexandra, Etienne Schneider and Pierre Gramegna, was welcomed by Sophia University President Yoshiaki Terumichi, Rector of the Sophia School Corporation, Toshiaki Koso, and by the Archbishop of Luxembourg, Jean-Claude Hollerich.

The Luxembourg head of state was then awarded the title of doctor honoris causa at a ceremony at the university, followed by a meeting with students, professors and staff of Sophia University.