Japan’s emperor and empress visit the Philippines

Japan’s Princess Kiko, Prince Akishino, Crown Princess Masako, and Crown Prince Naruhito wave as Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko depart from Tokyo on on January 26, 2016 for their visit to the Philippines.


Below: Emperor Akihito (left) and Empress Michiko (center) are greeted by President Benigno Aquino of the Philippines (right) at the international airport in Manila on January 26.

Imperial family members mark emperor of Japan's 82nd birthday

Imperial family members make a public appearance at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan on December 23, 2015 to celebrate Emperor Akihito’s 82nd birthday. From left to right: Crown Princess Masako, Crown Prince Naruhito, Emperor Akihito, Empress Michiko, Prince Akishino, and Princess Kiko.

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