October 26, 2012
Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko chatted with London Olympic medalists during an autumn party at the Akasaka Gyoen imperial garden in Tokyo’s Minato Ward on Oct. 25.
April 27, 2012
Breaking with centuries of tradition, Emperor Akihito has let it be known he wishes to be cremated in a simple ceremony after his death.
January 12, 2012
Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko expressed their feelings toward victims of the March 11 disaster in the Tohoku region in their poems read at the New Year Poetry ceremony on ...
December 23, 2011
Emperor Akihito celebrated his 78th birthday on Dec. 23, releasing a somber message titled "My Reflections" through the Imperial Household Agency press club in lieu of a news...
October 20, 2011
Empress Michiko, marking her 77th birthday on Oct. 20, referred to the "anguish and despair" she felt after the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11.
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