Q: When did Emperor Meiji live?
A: 1852-1912.

Q: When did Empress Shoken live?
A: 1850-1914.

Q: What is the "Empress Shoken Fund"?
A: The "Empress Shoken Fund" is a fund managed by the International Red Cross. She donated it from her own money. The money has been used for international welfare activities worldwide until today. The grants are announced on her memorial day (April 11th) every year.