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EMPEROR AKIHITO

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark waves to onlookers on Sept. 1, 2023. Europe's longest-serving monarch said on Sunday that she would abdicate on Jan. 14 and pass the baton to her son Crown Prince Frederik.
WORLD / Politics
Jan 2, 2024
From Edward VIII to Emperor Akihito: Famous abdications
From love to failing health, people have relinquished the throne for a variety of reasons.
Empress Emerita Michiko and Emperor Emeritus Akihito wave to well-wishers at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo in 2020.
JAPAN
Dec 23, 2023
Former Emperor Akihito turns 90
The former emperor spent another peaceful year with his wife, former Empress Michiko, after abdicating in 2019.
Emperor Akihito (left) meets Chinese Communist Party General Secretary Jiang Zemin at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing in October 1992.
JAPAN
Dec 20, 2023
Japan asked China to shelve Senkaku claim before '92 emperor visit
The visit, which had been repeatedly requested by Beijing, was made by former Emperor Akihito in October 1992.
Empress Emerita Michiko, who turned 89 on Friday, walks with her husband, Emperor Emeritus Akihito, at their residence in Tokyo on Oct. 6.
JAPAN
Oct 20, 2023
Empress Emerita Michiko turns 89
The former empress enjoys observing seasonal insects and flowers at her residence.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 23, 2022
Former Emperor Akihito turns 89
His daily routine includes taking morning and evening walks with his wife at their residence at the Akasaka Estate.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 20, 2022
Former Empress Michiko keeps up daily routine as she turns 88
The former empress takes morning and evening walks with her husband, also 88, and reads books aloud after breakfast, according to the Imperial Household Agency.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 9, 2022
Queen Elizabeth II and her friendly ties with three emperors
Over the course of her 70 years on the throne, Queen Elizabeth II established close ties with the imperial family, spanning all or part of the reigns of three emperors.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 26, 2022
Emperor Emeritus Akihito recovering after heart failure diagnosis
The former emperor has been taking medication since late June and is now understood to be on the mend, the Imperial Household Agency said Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 17, 2022
Princess Aiko offers condolences to quake victims in first solo conference
Princess Aiko, 20, the only child of Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako, gave her first solo news conference on Thursday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 23, 2021
Emperor Emeritus Akihito turns 88 to become Japan's longest living emperor
In good health, he has spent much of the year peacefully with his wife, Empress Emerita Michiko, at their temporary home at the Takanawa Imperial Residence.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 25, 2021
Princess Mako meets former emperor and empress a day ahead of marriage
The princess visited the couple for the first time in 19 months to bid farewell as she is set to register her marriage to Kei Komuro and leave the imperial household.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 20, 2021
Former Empress Michiko turns 87, saying she's sad to see Princess Mako leave family
The former empress has indicated her sympathy for the people who were affected by heavy rain that lashed wide areas of Japan this summer.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 6, 2021
Emperor Naruhito begins move to palace two years after ascension
Since the emperor was enthroned on May 1, 2019, renovations and other preparations have been underway to prepare for the move.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 1, 2021
Emperor Emeritus Akihito and Empress Emerita Michiko receive COVID-19 shots
The former emperor, 87, and former empress, 86, were given the shots at their residence, the Sento Imperial Palace.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 30, 2021
South Korea decided to call for stronger apology from Japanese emperor in 1990
The declassified records were the South Korean Foreign Ministry's "negotiating guidelines" created in late April 1990 ahead of President Roh Tae-woo's Japan visit.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 10, 2021
Pandemic may force imperial couple to meet online with 3/11 survivors
Online conferences with residents of Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima are expected to start in mid-February, according to the source.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 18, 2021
Emperor's birthday event canceled for second year due to virus surge
The public address usually see the emperor, empress and other members of the imperial family greet gathered well-wishers from a balcony.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 2, 2021
Emperor's evacuation to Kyoto weighed after Fukushima nuclear disaster
The government led by the now-defunct Democratic Party of Japan unofficially proposed that then-Emperor Akihito evacuate to Kyoto or somewhere further west immediately after the eruption of the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis, a former administration official has said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 23, 2020
China asked Emperor Akihito to visit in wake of Tiananmen massacre
Declassified documents reveal China's attempt to improve ties with Japan and encourage Western democratic nations to lift sanctions.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 23, 2020
Former Emperor Akihito turns 87
The emperor emeritus spent much of the year quietly at his residence in Tokyo amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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