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Old 07-05-2018, 09:05 AM
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I'm happy to hear that he has recovered, but this certainly highlights why exactly he expressed a wish to abdicate. Both he and the Empress have appeared increasingly frail in videos taken in the last few months.
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I'm happy to hear that he has recovered, but this certainly highlights why exactly he expressed a wish to abdicate. Both he and the Empress have appeared increasingly frail in videos taken in the last few months.
Yes, and I hope the abdication festivities will not be overly tiring for him. Hopefully there is a plan in place to deal with any possible illness at that point.
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Empress Michiko attended a concert by the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra at Suntory Hall in Tokyo on July 6:


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The July 9-10 private trip to Shizuoka Prefecture is cancelled. Their Majesties are concerned about the expanding damage, deaths, and injuries due to heavy rain in western Japan. Also cancelled is a concert appearance at Tokyo's Suntory Hall on the 8th.
Sources: Sankei, Jiji


On July 9th, Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko sent sympathies via the IHA to Hiroshima, Ehime, and Okayama Prefectures suffering from heavy rain.
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105 dead, 87 missing in floods and landslides across western Japan - The Mainichi
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As many as 105 people in 13 prefectures were dead and 87 others were missing as of 12:30 p.m. on July 9 due to mudslides and floods caused by torrential rains in a wide area of western Japan, according to local authorities. Rescue workers continue efforts to locate people whose whereabouts are unknown, while at least some 23,000 people had evacuated due to heavy downpours and related natural disasters as of the night of July 8.

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Due to the ongoing heavy rain disaster, Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko have cancelled their July 17-20 rest period at Nasu Imperial Villa in Tochigi Prefecture.

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ETA: Their Majesties invited the presidents of the Japan Red Cross Society and other organizations on the 13th to learn more about the disaster response and current local situations. [Asahi]

Emperor, Empress cancel summer retreat over flood disaster - The Mainichi
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Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko will visit Hokkaido Prefecture August 3-5.

Japanese Emperor, Empress to Visit Hokkaido in Aug. - JIJI PRESS
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[...] The Emperor and Empress will attend a ceremony marking the 150th anniversary of the prefecture being named Hokkaido.
As part of the tour, the Imperial couple will make their first-ever visit to the island of Rishiri.
[...] on Aug. 3, the couple will visit a farm in the city of Kitahiroshima where people with intellectual disabilities work.
On the following day, the couple is slated to take a day trip to Rishiri, visiting a sea urchin breeding center and touring the island.
ETA: Imperial Couple to visit Hokkaido's Rishiri Island for 1st time in August - The Mainichi
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On July 20th, Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko attended a concert commemorating the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Vietnam at Suntory Hall. They enjoyed the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra's performance of Dvorak's Symphony No. 9 "From the New World," conducted by Tetsuji Honna.

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