Miro in Japan
Princess Takamatsu Cancer Research Fund, with support from His Imperial Highness Prince Takamatsu, the classmates of the Princess, and eminent individuals in the academic and financial communities in Japan. Princess Takamatsu remained the honorary president of the organization until her death in 2004.
Since 1970, the Fund has held an annual International Symposium, which is organized by an international Committee and has featured speakers from Germany, Japan, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the United States, and many other countries. Since 1981, the Fund has also invited a distinguished scientist to give three lectures in Japan.
The Princess was very interested in cancer research, and enjoyed conversations with scientists, raising scientifically significant questions. She demonstrated a warm humanity by graciously inviting symposia speakers and lecturers to her residence. The Princess was also a women of modern ideals and was supportive of women scientists. Her elegance and dignity attracted many to her side.