Emperor, Empress to visit remote isles, Kyushu  disaster sites in October

Aug 17, 2017

Emperor, Empress to visit remote isles, Kyushu disaster sites in October

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko are planning to visit in late October the Kyushu region, which had recently been battered by torrential rain, to offer encouragement to residents recovering from the disaster, sources affiliated with the Imperial Household Agency said Wednesday. They are also considering ...

Japan's Imperial Couple to visit Philippines later this month

Jan 9, 2016

Japan's Imperial Couple to visit Philippines later this month

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko will make a five-day trip to the Philippines from Jan. 26 on the 60th anniversary of the normalization of ties between the two nations. It will be the first official visit by a Japanese Emperor to the Southeast Asian country, ...

Emperor, Empress meet Dutch royal couple

Oct 29, 2014

Emperor, Empress meet Dutch royal couple

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko met on Wednesday with Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, who are visiting Japan as state guests. During the meeting at the Imperial Palace, the king said many Japanese companies have expanded into the Netherlands and created new jobs there, ...

Emperor, Empress revisit India center after 53 years

Dec 4, 2013

Emperor, Empress revisit India center after 53 years

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko on Tuesday visited the India International Centre, a cultural exchange facility in New Delhi, 53 years after taking part in a ceremony to launch its construction when they were still the Crown Prince and Princess. Among those the Empress met ...

Empress turns 79, voices 'joy'

Oct 20, 2013

Empress turns 79, voices 'joy'

Empress Michiko, who turned 79 on Sunday, expressed joy over Crown Princess Masako's first official overseas trip in 11 years. "I was truly happy that the Crown Princess was able to visit the Netherlands and return home safely," the Empress said, referring to the princess' ...