Imperial couple take stand for remembrance

| Feb 6, 2016

Imperial couple take stand for remembrance

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In recent years, the Imperial couple have made an effort to leave behind a meaningful legacy by visiting World War II battlefields. The idea is to ensure that future generations of Japanese do not forget the war and its bitter lessons. However, until they ...

Imperial Couple arrive in Philippines

Jan 26, 2016

Imperial Couple arrive in Philippines

Emperor Akihito says Japan must remember the tremendous loss of life in the Philippines during World War II as he and Empress Michiko start a four-day visit to the Southeast Asian country.

Filipino 'comfort women' want plight raised with Emperor

Jan 24, 2016

Filipino 'comfort women' want plight raised with Emperor

A number of Filipino women who were forced into Japanese military brothels during World War II have challenged Philippine President Benigno Aquino to present their plight before Emperor Akihito during his visit to the country this week. The aging women, who are part of ...

Imperial Couple pay respects to WWII air raid victims

May 26, 2015

Imperial Couple pay respects to WWII air raid victims

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko on Tuesday paid tribute to the roughly 100,000 victims of the U.S. firebombing of Tokyo during World War II, attending a commemoration service at a memorial hall dedicated in part to those who died. The Imperial Couple last visited ...