Former emperor and empress move to Takanawa Imperial Residence

National Apr 1, 2020

Former emperor and empress move to Takanawa Imperial Residence

Former Emperor Akihito and former Empress Michiko moved to the Takanawa Imperial Residence, their temporary home, in Tokyo's Minato Ward on Tuesday. The emperor emeritus and the empress emerita had moved out of the Imperial Palace in Chiyoda Ward after the former's abdication last year ...

Former emperor and empress to move from Imperial Palace

National Mar 13, 2020

Former emperor and empress to move from Imperial Palace

Former Emperor Akihito, who abdicated last year, and his wife, former Empress Michiko, will move from the Imperial Palace in Tokyo's Chiyoda Ward to a temporary residence in Minato Ward this month, the Imperial Household Agency said Friday. The Imperial Palace will then undergo renovation ...

Emperor Emeritus Akihito marks first birthday since abdication

National Dec 23, 2019

Emperor Emeritus Akihito marks first birthday since abdication

Emperor Emeritus Akihito turned 86 on Monday, marking his first birthday since he stepped down from the chrysanthemum throne in late April to become the first Japanese monarch to abdicate in around 200 years. The former emperor continues to live in the Imperial Palace but ...

Japan's Empress Emerita Michiko has breast cancer completely removed

National Sep 20, 2019

Japan's Empress Emerita Michiko has breast cancer completely removed

Empress Emerita Michiko's breast cancer has been completely removed and no metastasis has been observed, the Imperial Household Agency said Friday. The agency announced the result of the final pathology examination of the 84-year-old former empress, who underwent successful surgery to remove stage 1 cancer ...