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Old 07-08-2009, 03:17 PM
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It's interesting the spin that The Japan Times put on the Emperor's speech. This is what the Emperor said: ""Sadly, the relationship between the two countries was ruined by World War IIand my heart goes out to the people who suffered hardships created by the battles," the Emperor said while expressing his gratitude to people who have dedicated themselves to mending those ties."

However, The Japan Times makes it sound that the Emperor was referring to only Japanese-Canadians who "suffered hardships."

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More articles on the Imperial Couple's visit, this one of The Japan Times:

Emperor tells Canada of his regret for war | The Japan Times Online
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Old 07-09-2009, 02:42 AM
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The official visit of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko to Canada (7/07/2009).

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Old 07-09-2009, 09:05 PM
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Thanks a lot for posting the pics !! Articles are nice, pretty interesting and always good to read; but it is algso good to see pics...

I agree with you Mermaid1962! It must be an editorial focus the newspaper has. It is pretty common (makes readers "read what they want to read"), but tend to misinterprete information that can be valuable.
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Old 07-09-2009, 09:08 PM
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Even more coverage on the Japanes media (JT again!)

Emperor, Empress celebrate Japan-Canada ties | The Japan Times Online
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I went down to Toronto today to see the Imperial Couple at Queen's Park this morning. It was a great day and I got some decent photos. I was very surprised though that the Emperor and Empress performed a "walkabout" on their departure. And I was shocked when Her Imperial Majesty spoke to me. I was tongue tied for a second. LOL Below is my favourite photo from the day. I took about 25 other photos and they can be found by clicking on either the photo or the link. :)



Full Gallery: The Emperor and Empress of Japan Visit Toronto -- July 9, 2009
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This is great!!!

I hope I can get the chance to see them, when they are in Vancouver.
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Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko prepare to leave
The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto Canada after a visit. The official royal visit to Canada celebrates the 80 years of Canada-Japan diplomatic relations. (9/07/2009)

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I went down to Toronto today to see the Imperial Couple at Queen's Park this morning. It was a great day and I got some decent photos. I was very surprised though that the Emperor and Empress performed a "walkabout" on their departure. And I was shocked when Her Imperial Majesty spoke to me. I was tongue tied for a second. LOL Below is my favourite photo from the day. I took about 25 other photos and they can be found by clicking on either the photo or the link. :) ... [snipped]
WOW!! You had a chat with Her Imperial Majesty. Given the photos, the visit seems to be going well.
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Wonderful photos and thank you for posting them bweir and queenofthelight. They look like such an elegant couple. So glad they had a chance to visit Toronto. Such an honour indeed.

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I went down to Toronto today to see the Imperial Couple at Queen's Park this morning. It was a great day and I got some decent photos. I was very surprised though that the Emperor and Empress performed a "walkabout" on their departure. And I was shocked when Her Imperial Majesty spoke to me. I was tongue tied for a second. LOL Below is my favourite photo from the day. I took about 25 other photos and they can be found by clicking on either the photo or the link. :)



Full Gallery: The Emperor and Empress of Japan Visit Toronto -- July 9, 2009
You're my hero !! Such great pictures, and talking with the Emperor.... it rocks!
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What a wonderful experience, bweir. And thank-you so much for sharing your pictures.
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Another coverage on the visit to the Ontario legislature by Their Majesties:

The Canadian Press: Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko visit Ontario legislature
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I was able to go to the Richmond Olympic oval to see their Imperial Majesties on Friday July 10, 2009. Originally only people who had invitations were allowed to attend the ceremony and I actually didn't have one until a staff was nice enough to give 5 out to a few parties lined up behind some railings including me :) Below is a gallery of the best photos I took when they were there including pics of the invitation card. I also took a video of them when their motorcade left. Please enjoy

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Thanks for photos and clip!
I wish I were in Canada to catch a glimpse of the Imperial couple.
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Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko arrive to tour an Arctic climate change exhibit at Fisheries and Oceans Canada's Institute of Ocean Sciences in Sidney, B.C.(12/07/2009)

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I was able to go to the Richmond Olympic oval to see their Imperial Majesties on Friday July 10, 2009. Originally only people who had invitations were allowed to attend the ceremony and I actually didn't have one until a staff was nice enough to give 5 out to a few parties lined up behind some railings including me :) Below is a gallery of the best photos I took when they were there including pics of the invitation card. I also took a video of them when their motorcade left. Please enjoy
Gee!! You are all so lucky for being able to see Their Majesties! Great to hear your stories of this visit, you all. Please keep telling us
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mandyy, bweir you are so lucky! Thank you for the pictures, they are all wonderful!

Emperor Akihito praises Canada's culture

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Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko visited Canada's poorest neighbourhood yesterday (12.07.09).

The royal couple - whose 11-day tour of the country marks the 80th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Canada and Japan - were shown around the Vancouver Japanese Language School and Japanese Hall by Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson, who showed them pictures of the area's history.

He told them: "These are the oldest neighbourhoods that visitors settled in. Now, it's a very culturally diverse and dynamic neighbourhood. It's got a rich history."
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July 13, 2009.

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko visited University of British Columbia (UBC) and Nikkei Place today in Vancouver.

Pics from their visit to UBC's Museum of Anthropology and Nitobe memorial garden
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Nikkei Place Visit (I really like the color of her majesties' kimono:) )
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Indeed, Mandyy!! I also love the colour and the floral details in Her Majesty's kimono...

And I also like, from the pictures of Their Majesties in Nitobe, this pic of the Emperor:

Japanese Emperor Akihito walks under a tree during a tour of the Nitobe Memorial Garden at the University of British Columbia during a visit to Vancou | Foto - Yahoo! Noticias
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Beautiful picture!

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Indeed, Mandyy!! I also love the colour and the floral details in Her Majesty's kimono...

And I also like, from the pictures of Their Majesties in Nitobe, this pic of the Emperor:

Japanese Emperor Akihito walks under a tree during a tour of the Nitobe Memorial Garden at the University of British Columbia during a visit to Vancou | Foto - Yahoo! Noticias
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