Emperor, Empress meet with Palau president at Imperial Palace

Jul 18, 2016

Emperor, Empress meet with Palau president at Imperial Palace

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko on Monday held informal talks over lunch with visiting Palau President Tommy Remengesau at the Imperial Palace, the Imperial Household Agency said. The Imperial Couple greeted the Palau leader at the entrance to the palace in central Tokyo, shaking ...

Japanese voice surprise, support for Emperor's plan to abdicate

Jul 14, 2016

Japanese voice surprise, support for Emperor's plan to abdicate

Many Japanese expressed surprise at the news Wednesday that Emperor Akihito plans to abdicate, but they said his wish should be respected. The Imperial Couple left their Imperial villa in Hayama, Kanagawa Prefecture, on Thursday after arriving on Monday. “The Emperor opened a car ...

Japan looking to put on royal performance against Scotland

Jun 24, 2016

Japan looking to put on royal performance against Scotland

Japan and Scotland are both hoping to end their seasons in style Saturday by putting on a performance worthy of the occasion. The two sides will battle it out in front of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko at the stadium that will host the ...