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Some people felt that it was inappropriate to take an informal photo of the off-duty Emperor and Empress (they were on their way back to Tokyo). The Emperor and Empress do not appear too distressed by coming face to face with a teenage girl and her iPhone, so I don't think the photo itself is really the problem.

But to see the photo on Twitter did unsettle some conservative Japanese. One lady said that Imperial family members are not TV personalities. It is not polite to casually post photos on the Internet. It makes me uncomfortable. There seems to be a bit of tension between two views of the Emperor; that of the dignified symbol of the state, versus the informal, kindly grandfather.
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I realize. In Japan people look at the Royal family differently.
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Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko attended a cello concert of "The 12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic" at Suntroy Hall in Tokyo on July 6:




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On July 7 Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko attended the Japan Academy Award ceremony in Tokyo.



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Empress Michiko, wearing Ueda's clothes, attended the farewell service of late designer Itsuko Ueda in Tokyo on July 15, 2014 in Tokyo. Ueda had been the Empress' clothes designer for 36 years, he had died aged 85 on June 3.



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Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko invited 90 athletes of the Sochi Olympics and Paralympics to a tea party at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on July 16, 2014.



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Imperial Couple Visit Miyagi | Royal Hats

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On their second day in Miyagi, July 23, Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko toured shops in the Minami-Sanriku Sun Sun Shopping Village in Minamisanriku, Miyagi.


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And yesterday, July 24, they visited Kesennuma Fish Market in Kesennuma, Miyagi.


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Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko attended the final match of the national amateur baseball championships at Tokyo Dome on July 30, 2014.




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Yesterday, August 15, Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko attended the annual memorial service for war victims in Tokyo as the country marked the 69th anniversary of its surrender in World War II.



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