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Emperor and Empress visit those affected by July rains in Okayama

National Sep 14, 2018

Emperor and Empress visit those affected by July rains in Okayama

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko made a one-day trip to Okayama Prefecture on Friday and met people affected by the deadly downpours in western Japan in July. The Imperial Couple visited areas hit by torrential rains, which caused widespread landslides and flooding that killed more ...

Imperial Couple visit farm on first day of Hokkaido tour

National Aug 4, 2018

Imperial Couple visit farm on first day of Hokkaido tour

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko are on a three-day tour of Hokkaido in what will probably be their last visit to the island before the Emperor abdicates in April. After arriving at New Chitose Airport on Friday, the couple went to the city of Kitahiroshima, ...

Emperor, Empress cancel summer retreat to Nasu over flood disaster

National 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 and Empress meet with nuclear evacuees in Fukushima

National 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 ...