Jan 19, 2018

Emperor and Empress pay visit to future abode

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko visited their future home on Friday, an Imperial property they will temporarily move to after the Emperor abdicates on April 30, 2019. The Takanawa Imperial Residence in Tokyo's Minato Ward is the former home of Prince and Princess Takamatsu and ...

Jan 8, 2018

The roles of the Emperor

The issue of Imperial abdication appears to have exposed people's diverse views on what an emperor should be and what roles he should play.