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Emperor, Empress cancel summer retreat to Nasu over flood disaster

Jul 13, 2018

Emperor, Empress cancel summer retreat to Nasu over flood disaster

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko have cancelled their planned summer retreat north of Tokyo following last weekend's deadly torrential rain in western Japan, the Imperial Household Agency said Friday. The Imperial Couple's routine stay at an Imperial villa in the town of Nasu, Tochigi Prefecture, ...

Emperor Akihito resumes official duties after bout of nausea

Jul 5, 2018

Emperor Akihito resumes official duties after bout of nausea

Emperor Akihito, who had been resting for the last few days after suffering nausea and other symptoms, resumed his official duties in earnest Thursday by attending a ceremony to welcome new ambassadors, the Imperial Household Agency said. The Emperor, 84, who has spent much of ...

Emperor and Empress meet with nuclear evacuees in Fukushima

Jun 9, 2018

Emperor and Empress meet with nuclear evacuees in Fukushima

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko met evacuees from the March 2011 tsunami-triggered nuclear disaster on Saturday as they began a three-day visit to Fukushima that was expected to be their last to the region before his abdication next year. The Imperial Couple visited a housing ...