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Old 10-02-2015, 09:57 AM
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Unprecedented rain hit the eastern prefecture of Ibaraki. It caused major river floods and landslides. Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko visited those affected by disaster.

Their Majesties visited flood vicitims in Jōsō, Ibaraki

Photos of the above visit
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Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko visited Oita Prefecture on October 3 and 4:




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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his wife were received at the Imperial Palace yesterday, October 8:



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Old 10-10-2015, 02:55 PM
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Thanks for the update! It is nice to see Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko undertaking official engagements.
Mr Erdogan has a very busy agenda nowadays.
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Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill and his wife had an audience with Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko at the Imperial Palace on October 14:



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From The Japan Times, an article about Empress Michiko's thoughts given in written answers to journalists on the occasion of her 81st Birthday:

Empress turns 81, says April Palau trip left 'unforgettable impression' | The Japan Times

A photo of the Emperor and Empress taken in September having a stroll in the Imperial Palace Garden:

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Came across this ARTICLE detailing a long list of Empress Michiko's medical condition and her many various travels and events.
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Official photos for Her Majesty's 80 Birthday
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Emperor Akihito's and Empress Michiko's visit - melon_panda


The above link contains photos by melon_panda of the Their Imperial Majesties' visit to Toyama prefecture.
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Here's another gallery of the Toyama visit:



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On October 30 Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko visited the United Nations University in Tokyo and met with international students from UNU's postgraduate degree programmes marking the UNU's 40th anniversary.



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Uruguayan President Tabare Vazquez met with Emperor Akihito at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on November 6:


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On November 9 Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko watched a performance of Okinawa's traditional Ryukyu dance in Tokyo. The show also featured a rendition of a song composed by the couple.



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On December 8 Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko were pictured inspecting a factory for custom-made wheelchairs for athletes in Chiba:


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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.

Japan’s Imperial Couple to visit Philippines later this month

Emperor Akihito has renewed his driver’s license for another three years, the Imperial Household Agency said, adding that it is likely to be the last license renewal for the 82-year-old emperor.

Emperor, 82, renews driver's license
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On January 4 Emperor Akihito spoke during the opening ceremony of the ordinary session of the diet at the Upper House in Tokyo.


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Schedule of Japanese emperor, empress in Philippines
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Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko were seen off by family members at the airport in Tokyo and arrived in Manila today, January 26:



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Emperor Akihito said Tuesday that Japan must remember the tremendous loss of life in the Philippines during World War II, as he and Empress Michiko embarked for a four-day visit to the Southeast Asian country.

Upon arriving at Ninoy Aquino International Airport, the Imperial Couple were greeted by Philippine President Benigno Aquino and other government officials.
Read more: Imperial Couple arrive in Philippines | The Japan Times
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