Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko departed Wednesday for a five-day visit to Britain to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s diamond jubilee, their first overseas trip since 2009 when they visited Canada and Hawaii.
“I am very happy to have an opportunity to express my congratulations to her majesty, who is still well performing her duty as the queen,” the Emperor said at Haneda airport in Tokyo.
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