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Old 04-25-2019, 12:00 AM
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On April 25th, Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko visited the Luxembourg Embassy in Tokyo to offer condolences on the passing of Grand Duke Jean. Emperor Akihito first met the late Grand Duke in 1953 when they were both in London for Queen Elizabeth's coronation.

Photos: AP Images, Getty Images, Sankei

fnn.jp video includes footage of Their Majesties with Grand Duke Jean and Grand Duchess Josephine-Charlotte
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On April 26th, Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko attended the 13th MIDORI Academic Prize ceremony and reception at the Parliamentary Museum.

Photos: Asahi, AP Images, Getty Images

https://twitter.com/asahi_photo/stat...37408158572545

Imperial couple attend last official engagement - News - NHK WORLD - English
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Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko have attended an awards ceremony for an environmental prize. It was their last official engagement outside the Imperial Palace before the Emperor's abdication on April 30.

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The annual MIDORI Academic Prize is awarded ahead of Greenery Day on May 4. The prize decorates people for their studies in the fields of botany and environmental conservation.

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The Emperor and Empress talked with the prize-winners at a reception after the ceremony.
Emperor performs last duty outside palace ahead of abdication - The Mainichi



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Old 04-26-2019, 12:36 PM
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thank you Prisma for all the updates and information.
Their last official act as emperors. A job well done
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