Imperial Couple pray for lost fishermen in tsunami-hit port city

Mar 17, 2016

Imperial Couple pray for lost fishermen in tsunami-hit port city

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko on Thursday offered prayers to fishermen and others in the fishing industry who lost their lives during the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami during a visit to a monument in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture. The Imperial Couple were on the ...

Imperial Couple lay flowers at Filipino war monument

Jan 29, 2016

Imperial Couple lay flowers at Filipino war monument

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko visited a memorial to Japanese war dead southeast of Manila on Friday to commemorate those who died in the Philippines in some of the conflict’s fiercest fighting. The Imperial Couple bowed their heads and laid white flowers before the ...

Oct 13, 2015

Philippines readies for visit from Imperial couple

Japan and the Philippines are arranging a visit by Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko early next year to mark the 60th anniversary of the normalization of bilateral ties, officials of the two countries said Tuesday. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga and Philippine Communications Secretary ...