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Emperor Akihito, Empress Michiko and Princess Yoko of Mikasa visited the grave of Prince Tomohito, who passed away on June 6, at the Toshimagaoka Cemetery in Tokyo on October 2, 2012.



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Old 10-03-2012, 11:47 AM
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The royal couple of Malaysia, Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah and the Raja Permaisuri Agong, Tuanku Hajah Haminah, were greeted on arrival by Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko as well as Crown Prince Naruhito and Prince and Princess Akishino.
The royal couple arrived in Tokyo on Monday for a five-day state visit to Japan. Article
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Old 10-21-2012, 11:47 AM
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Members of the imperial family on their way, presumably to celebrate the 78th birthday of the empress (including Masako, Aiko, Hisahito)

Prince and Princess Akishino and Crown Princess Masako
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:51 PM
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Emperor Akihito, Empress Michiko, Princess Akiko, Prince Akishino, Princess Kiko, Crown Prince Naruhito, Princess Takamado and Princess Noriko attended an autumn garden party in Tokyo, October 25, 2012. About 2100 people were invited to the annual party hosted by the Emperor and Empress.


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Old 11-06-2012, 02:10 PM
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Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko hosted a tea on Monday afternoon for fifteen people who were designated as Persons of Cultural Merits for the current fiscal year, based on their cultural or scientific contributions to society. The recipients include legendary "anime" movie director Hayao Miyazaki, 71, kabuki star Matsumoto Koshiro, 70, poet and novelist Takashi Tsujii, 85, and Naohiro Asao, 80, a historian on Japan's early modern period.
The crown prince and Prince and Princess Akishino attended the event.
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Last Saturday, Emperor Akihito bestowed the Order of Culture, Japan's highest honor, on six recipients during a Culture Day ceremony at the Imperial Palace, including new Nobel laureate Shinya Yamanaka and globally acclaimed film director Yoji Yamada.
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:49 PM
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Members of the imperial family attend the ceremony on occasion of the 10th anniversary of Prince Takamados death

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The Imperial Family made a balcony appearance for the well-wishers who gathered to celebrate Emperor Akihito's 79th birthday at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, December 23, 2012.



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The official birthday pictures and an interview with Emperor Akihito can be found here!
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The Imperial Family made a balcony appearance for the well-wishers who gathered to celebrate Emperor Akihito's 79th birthday at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, December 23, 2012.
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Imperial family members attend the tea ceremony to celebrate the emperors 79th birthday at the Imperial Palace on December 23, 2012 in Tokyo, Japan:
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Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko flanked by their family members pose for a photo session for New Year's Day at the Imperial residence in Tokyo. The pictures were taken on December 13, 2012 and released on January 1, 2013. Pictured are Crown Princess Masako, Crown Prince Naruhito, Princess Aiko, Emperor Akihito, Empress Michiko, Princess Kako, Prince Akishino, Prince Hisahito and Princess Kiko.

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The Imperial Family attended the annual New Year celebration today, January 2, 2013.



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** japantoday.com: Emperor greets more than 50,000 well-wishers **


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For the first time, Empress Michiko did not wear a tiara on the advice of her medical teams, in relation to some spinal problem
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Emperor Akihito, Empress Michiko and other members of the family attended the ceremony of the first lecture event as part of the New Year ceremonies at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on January 10, 2013.



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Members of the imperial family attended a concert by university graduates on March, 18. From left to right:
Princess Tsuguko of Takamado, Crown Princess Masako, Crown Prince Naruhito, Empress Michiko, Prince Akishino, Princess Noriko of Takamado
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Gee, Masako went outside of the palace.
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I, for one, am always happy to see her. She looks very nice.

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Old 04-18-2013, 11:25 AM
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The first spring garden party for 2013 has taken place at the Akasaka Imperial Garden in Tokyo today, April 18, 2013.




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Thanks for the photos!
The Japanese Imperial family looked perfect as usual. Furisode kimonos worn by Imperial Princesses were lovely.
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On May 8 the Japanese Red Cross Society held the annual meeting on World Red Cross Red Crescent Day at the Meiji Jingu Shrine in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, in presence of Honorary President Empress Michiko and Honorary Vice-Presidents Princess Kiko and Princess Hitachi.


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Emperor Akihito and Enpress Michiko hosted a tea party on the sidelines of the three-day TICAD (Tokyo International Conference on African Development) on June 1, 2013 in Yokohama, Kanagawa. Several members of the family attended as well.



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Emperor Akihito, Empress Michiko and Crown Prince Naruhito received French President Francois Hollande and his partner in Tokyo on June 7, 2013. Hollande arrived in Japan on June 6 for three days of talks, hoping to seal deals on nuclear co-operation and in the aviation sector, on the first state visit by a French president in 17 years.



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