NEWSWORTHY

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, ...

Mar 27, 2018

Emperor and Empress visit Okinawa to commemorate war victims

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko visited Okinawa on Tuesday to pay tribute to the war dead, with their trip to the major World War II battlefield possibly their last before the Emperor's abdication in April next year. During the three-day trip, the 11th for the ...