Emperor, empress welcome Spain's royal couple at Imperial Palace

Apr 5, 2017

Emperor, empress welcome Spain's royal couple at Imperial Palace

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko on Wednesday welcomed Spain’s King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia, who are visiting Japan as state guests, at the Imperial Palace, with Crown Prince Naruhito and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe also attending a related event there. The Spanish royal ...

Imperial Couple depart for weeklong visit to Vietnam, Thailand

Feb 28, 2017

Imperial Couple depart for weeklong visit to Vietnam, Thailand

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko arrived in the capital of Vietnam on Tuesday evening on their first trip to the Southeast Asian country where they will meet with the Vietnamese wives and children of former Japanese soldiers to promote goodwill and soothe some of ...

Jan 20, 2017

Japan's Imperial Couple to make first visit to Vietnam

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko will make a weeklong trip from Feb. 28 to Vietnam, their first visit to the Southeast Asian country, as well as Thailand, the government said Friday. The Emperor and Empress aim to promote international goodwill in their visit to ...

Empress skips martial arts event due to bout of bronchitis

Dec 11, 2016

Empress skips martial arts event due to bout of bronchitis

Empress Michiko has a mild fever and other symptoms of acute bronchitis, the Imperial Household Agency said Sunday. The 82-year-old wife of Emperor Akihito canceled a planned appearance at the Japan Cup Karatedo Championships in Tokyo in the afternoon. An agency source said the ...

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 ...