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Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, along with other members of the Imperial Family, appeared at the annual New Year Poetry Reading ... Their Majesties the Emperor and the Empress take a stroll together in the garden of the Imperial Residence early every morning as part of their daily routine.
But given former Mongolian yokozuna Harumafuji's assault on another wrestler, the sumo association informed the Imperial Household Agency to retract its invitation offer this week, the agency's Grand Steward Shinichiro Yamamoto said in a regular press conference. Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko ...

Akihito and Empress Michiko take a stroll together in the East gardens of the Imperial Palace every Sunday morning, according to the Imperial Household Agency. On one such stroll in the spring, Akihito found kinran, or a rare helleborine orchid, blooming with small, bright yellow flowers, in the grove of the ...
Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko will not be attending sumo's new year tournament as the ancient sport deals with a string of deep scandals, the palace told local media Thursday. Imperial Household Agency Grand Steward Shinichiro Yamamoto said the Japan Sumo Association had cancelled a ...
The Kosho Hajime new year lecture event, in which leading experts from the academic community deliver lectures to Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, was held at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Wednesday. They were joined by other members of the Imperial family, including Crown Prince Naruhito ...
Following the video message, the Abe administration set up a government panel to discuss issues related to the abdication, including the statuses of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko after the abdication. But throughout the talks at the panel, which also invited experts on the Imperial system and related ...

The emperor and empress were joined Jan. 2 by Crown Prince Naruhito, Crown Princess Masako, Prince Fumihito and his wife Princess Kiko, the couple's daughter Princess Mako, and other royals. It was Mako's last time to offer New Year greetings as a member of the imperial family due to her marriage ...
... for New Year celebrations at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan, January 2, 2018. Royal family members are (L-R) Crown Princess Masako, Crown Prince Naruhito, Emperor Akihito, Empress Michiko, Prince Akishino, and his wife Princess Kiko and their daughter Princess Mako. Reuters/Toru Hanai.
Japan's Emperor Akihito and and Empress Michiko wave to well-wishers from the bullet-proofed balcony during New Year's public appearance with his family members at Imperial Palace in Tokyo Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018. | Photo Credit: AP. Emperor Akihito, who is handing the Chrysanthemum Throne to his ...
Emperor Akihito's thoughts turned to his visits to Vietnam and Thailand, among other things, and Empress Michiko reminisced about her conversations with southern islanders of Japan in "waka" poems the couple composed. The eight 31-syllable poems were released by the Imperial Household Agency.
Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, along with other members of the imperial family, welcomed 2018 with a New Year's ceremony at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. This will be the last full year for the 84-year-old emperor to carry out his duties as the symbol of the state, as he is set to abdicate in ...
Akihito and Empress Michiko, the first commoner to marry into the royal family, are popular in Japan. Although Japan fought World War II in the name of the emperor, Akihito has always stood for peace. Hirohito had been viewed as divine. No one had even heard his voice until the nation's defeat in 1945.
Japan's Emperor Akihito, second from left, with Empress Michiko and Crown Prince Naruhito, left, waves to well-wishers from the bullet-proofed balcony during his New Year's public appearance with his family members at Imperial Palace in Tokyo Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018. Akihito, who is handing the ...
In October, the emperor and Empress Michiko visited people affected by torrential rains that hit the Fukuoka and Oita prefectures in southwestern Japan in July, causing mudslides and river flooding. The emperor said the sheer scale of the disaster, which he witnessed during the trip, made him realize anew ...
Also on Monday, the Imperial Household Agency said Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko will move temporarily from the Imperial Palace to the Takanawa residence, which is also in Tokyo, after his abdication. They will move again within about 18 months to Togu Palace on the Akasaka Estate, Yasuhiko ...
Akihito is the fifth child and first son of Emperor Hirohito and Empress Nagako. Akihito means ... June 16, 2000 - Akihito's mother, Nagako Kuni, the Empress Dowager of Japan dies, at age 97. January 18, 2003 ... July 14-16, 2009 - Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko visit Hawaii. They do not visit Pearl ...
Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko will move temporarily from the Imperial Palace to the Takanawa residence, both in Tokyo, after his abdication on April 30, 2019, the Imperial Household Agency said Monday. The couple will move again within about 18 months from the residence to the Togu Palace on ...

It is the first time that Akihito's ideas on the abdication ceremony were disclosed. Yamamoto also said that Empress Michiko shares the same preferences. The government is considering holding the abdication ceremony on April 30, 2019, the day when the emperor abdicates. It will be the first time in about ...
Emperor Akihito, 83, who ascended the throne in 1989, and Empress Michiko, 83, have often traveled to disaster-hit areas to comfort survivors. They have also made trips to World War II battlefields overseas to pay tribute to those who lost their lives. Japan fought the war in the name of Emperor Akhito's ...
Referring to the Emperor's planned abdication, the date of which was officially set on Friday, the Crown Princess said she is deeply moved when she thinks about the steps Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko have taken over a long time, wishing for the public's happiness and carrying out their official ...
The emperor and his wife, Empress Michiko, who was born a commoner, are an elegant, stately pair often seen making visits to disaster victims and carrying out other official duties. The legislation for Akihito's case was needed because the 1947 Imperial House Law does not provide for abdication. The last ...
Tokyo (BERNAMA) - Japanese Empress Michiko celebrated her 83rd birthday on Friday (Oct 20), expressing her tremendous relief at the enactment in June of a special law to allow Emperor Akihito to abdicate, local media reported. In written answers to journalists' questions prior to her birthday, Empress ...
Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko. In 2019, Akihito will become Japan's first monarch to abdicate in two centuries. Tokyo -- Japan's cabinet on Friday officially set the emperor's abdication for April 30, 2019, turning the focus to ceremonial proceedings and other details involved in the succession to the ...
Emperor Akihito, 83, who ascended the throne in 1989, and Empress Michiko, 83, have often traveled to disaster-hit areas to comfort survivors. They also visited former World War II battlefields overseas as part of their efforts to pay tribute to those who lost their lives during the war, which Japan fought in the ...
The emperor and his wife, Empress Michiko, who was born a commoner, are an elegant, stately pair often seen making visits to disaster victims and carrying out other official duties. The legislation for Akihito's case was needed because the 1947 Imperial House Law does not provide for abdication. The last ...
... in a statement that they welcomed the fact that Masako is gaining more confidence through performing public duties and, as a result, the range of her engagements is widening. On Dec. 9, Masako visited the Imperial Palace to formally make her birthday greeting to Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko.
Earlier this month President Trump greeted 83 year-old Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko in Tokyo with a genteel handshake and nod, but no bow. This avoided the pitfall of President Obama who was criticised by Americans for his deep bow to the monarch in 2009. After the meeting, Trump shook ...
The emperor and his wife, Empress Michiko, who was born a commoner, are an elegant, stately pair often seen making visits to disaster victims and carrying out other official duties. The legislation for Akihito's case was needed because the 1947 Imperial House Law does not provide for abdication. The last ...
Japan's Emperor Akihito poses with Empress Michiko in 2015. Imperial Household Agency of Japan / via Reuters. He will be succeeded by his heir, 57-year-old Crown Prince Naruhito. The decision was made Friday at a meeting of the Imperial House Council, which was chaired by Prime Minister Shinzo ...
Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko enjoyed a tour of British botanical artworks in a museum in Tokyo on Dec. 2 under the guidance of Princess Mako, their granddaughter, who is working there. It was the first official duty outside the Imperial Palace for the couple since the emperor's abdication was ...
The 53-year-old crown princess, a commoner like Empress Michiko, gave up her career to enter the imperial family in 1993 after accepting a marriage proposal by the crown prince, having initially declined the offer. She gave birth to her only child, Princess Aiko, in 2001, but continued to receive pressure to ...
Japan's Emperor Akihito, left, and Empress Michiko, greet guests during the annual autumn. View Slideshow 1 of 2. Japan's Emperor Akihito, left, and Empress Michiko, greet guests during the annual autumn garden party at the Akasaka Palace imperial garden in Tokyo earlier this month. Toru Hanai / AP.
Akihito, along with Empress Michiko, has spent much time trying to address the legacy of the Second World War, fought in the name of his father Hirohito, and consoling victims of disasters or other woes. He is widely respected by average Japanese. "Both the emperor and empress thought tirelessly about ...
Prince Akishino, the younger son of Emperor Akihito and who turned 52 on Thursday, said he is "relieved" that an abdication law was enacted in June to allow the emperor to pass the throne to his elder son Crown Prince Naruhito. "I hope (Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko) will spend a relaxing time" ...
The 83-year-old emperor and Empress Michiko are expected to attend the ceremony at Tokyo's Imperial Hotel, according to agency sources.
Photo/Illutration Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko stroll through Inokashira Park in western Tokyo on Nov. 22. (Tatsuya Shimada).
Emperor Akihito, who will likely abdicate in March 2019, is expected to attend the wedding ceremony with Empress Michiko, becoming the first ...
Kagoshima, Japan (Kyodo) -- Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko visited a lily farm and an elementary school to meet children on ...
Kagoshima - Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko visited a lily farm and an elementary school on Okinoerabu Island on Saturday to top off ...
Photo/Illutration Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko talk on Nov. 16 with people who experienced the volcano eruption on ...
Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko on the morning of Nov. 6 greeted Trump and his wife, Melania, at the entrance of their residence inside ...
Melania Trump was the picture of elegance as she arrived to the Imperial Palace in Tokyo to meet with Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko. The first lady and President Donald Trump, who are currently on an 11-day tour of Asia, visited the royal residence on Monday, 6 November. Barron Trump's ...
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania are welcomed by Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on ...
On November 6, 2017, First Lady Melania Trump had a royal moment with 83-year-old Empress Michiko of Japan. Melania - who was visiting ...
President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday met with Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of the Japanese Imperial Family in Tokyo. It looks like ...
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 31) -- President Rodrigo Duterte met for the first time on Tuesday Japanese imperial couple, Emperor ...
Mr. Duterte was scheduled to have an audience with Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko on Oct. 31 at the end of his three-day official visit.
Tokyo (BERNAMA) - Japanese Empress Michiko celebrated her 83rd birthday on Friday (Oct 20), expressing her tremendous relief at the ...
On the occasion of her 83rd birthday Friday, Empress Michiko welcomed the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize this year to the International ...
Survivors of World War II and natural disasters expressed Friday words of appreciation for Emperor Akihito while wishing him good health as the Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe formally approved his abdication on April 30, 2019. The emperor, who will turn 84 on Dec. 23, and Empress Michiko, 83, ...


 

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