A high school girl in Tochigi Prefecture uploaded to her Twitter account a photo of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, who visited the prefecture on a personal trip, sparking debate on whether or not she should have done it.

Many praised the photo for capturing the natural smiles of the royal couple, but her actions were also criticized for being “inappropriate” and a “possible violation of ’portrait rights.’ ”

An Imperial 'two shot'