Emperor thanks Singapore president for help 3/11 disaster aid

Nov 30, 2016

Emperor thanks Singapore president for help 3/11 disaster aid

Singapore President Tony Tan met with Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko at the Imperial Palace on Wednesday, with the Emperor expressing gratitude for the city-state’s aid following the March 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. The Emperor thanked Tan, who is on a nine-day state ...

Oct 28, 2016

Panel draws 16 experts to weigh Emperor's possible abdication

An advisory panel to the government considering Emperor Akihito’s possible abdication Thursday unveiled a list of 16 academics and other experts it will hear from starting next month. The panel is tasked by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government to discuss how the burden on ...