Emperor turns 81, hopes Japan will move forward in peace

Dec 23, 2014

Emperor turns 81, hopes Japan will move forward in peace

Emperor Akihito, on the occasion of his 81st birthday Tuesday, expressed hope that Japan will move forward with other nations as a peaceful country, ahead of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II next year. “I ardently hope that Japan will ...

Princess Aiko turns 13, shows tennis aptitude

Dec 1, 2014

Princess Aiko turns 13, shows tennis aptitude

Princess Aiko, the only child of Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako, turned 13 years old Monday. The Princess, a first-grader at Gakushuin Girls’ Junior High School, developed a fondness for tennis last spring and enjoys playing against her parents on holiday, the ...

Emperor, Empress meet Dutch royal couple

Oct 29, 2014

Emperor, Empress meet Dutch royal couple

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko met on Wednesday with Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, who are visiting Japan as state guests. During the meeting at the Imperial Palace, the king said many Japanese companies have expanded into the Netherlands and created new jobs ...