• Kyodo


Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko visited Okinawa on Tuesday to pay tribute to the war dead, with their trip to the major World War II battlefield possibly their last before the Emperor’s abdication in April next year.

During the three-day trip, the 11th for the Imperial Couple, they will stay in Naha and travel for the first time to the westernmost island of Yonaguni, from where Taiwan can be seen.

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