Japan’s Emperor Akihito celebrated his 76th birthday today! The Emperor’s birthday is a national holiday, which is marked by a public ceremony at the Imperial Palace. Crowds of flag-waving well-wishers gather to see the royals and greet the emperor. It’s … More
Topic: Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko
A exhibit of photographs marking the 50th anniversary of Japan’s Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko are displayed at a department store in Tokyo. The royals viewed the collection as part of the joint celebration of their golden wedding anniversary and … More
Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko listen to a performance by the Imperial Guard music band at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on April 10, 2009. Japan’s Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary today, April 10, 2009 … More
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Japan’s Empress Michiko at the Imperial Palace on February 17, 2009. Japan’s Empress Michiko warmly greeted former U.S. First Lady Hillary Clinton upon the latter’s arrival at the Imperial Palace on February 17, … More
Emperor Akihito’s health issues has forced Japan’s Imperial Palace to cut back on his public comments. The 75-year-old monarch will give fewer speeches, meet fewer dignitaries and generally reduce the official duties that he will carry out this year. His … More
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United Kingdom * Princess Anne visits green site – “A royal guest will visit an award-winning green project in Wakefield on Friday.” (Wakefield Express) * Princess Anne’s surprise visit – “Britain’s Princess Anne has shocked a small Scottish charity by … More
From left: King Juan Carlos, Emperor Akihito, Queen Sofia and Empress Michiko at the welcome ceremony on November 10, 2008. Spain’s King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia arrived in Tokyo’s Haneda Airport on November 9, 2008 for a state visit … More
Emperor Akihito; Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall; Prince Charles, Prince of Wales; and Empress Michiko at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on October 28, 2008. Prince Charles and Camilla arrived in Tokyo, Japan on October 27, 2008 to start off their … More
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I was so happy to see these photos of Princess Masako at the Japanese Imperial Palace. The Crown Princess joined Emperor Akihito, Empress Michiko and the rest of the royal family in greeting well-wishers at the start of the new … More
Another month is over and it’s time for the round-up of merry royal news. Britain’s Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip One of the highlights of the month was the state visit to the U.S. by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth and Prince … More
* Britain’s Queen Elizabeth to sell her Ayrshire dairy herd (via Times Online) * A bicycle once owned by the late Diana, Princess of Wales, was sold for 1,200 pounds. (via BBC) * Jordan’s Queen Rania discussed cross-cultural communication at … More
Japan’s Emperor Akihito experience as a grandfather of four showed when he and his wife Empress Michiko visited a nursery school last week. I wonder who had more fun, the royals or the kids? via Hello! Tags: royalty, Japanese royals, … More
Sweden’s King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia are visiting Japan, just in time for the country’s famed cherry blossom season. They were greeted by thousands of Japanese waving the flags of the two countries. They were treated to traditional Japanese … More