May 01, 2019 9:40 am
The monarchy is an institution beloved of the Japanese people, and an integral part of their national identity.
April 30, 2019 2:11 pm
Akihito, 85, the first Japanese monarch to abdicate in two centuries, has sought during his time on the throne to ease the painful memories of World War Two and reach out to ordinary people, including those marginalised in society.
January 02, 2018 11:43 am
"Happy New Year,'' the 84-year-old emperor said from a balcony. "I wish that this year will prove a gentle and spiritually fulfilling one for as many people as possible.''
January 05, 2014 2:34 am
The royal couple will be in India from January 6-10.
January 09, 2014 10:34 pm
We are painfully verbose and smug on gender relations
December 03, 2013 12:13 am
They also visited Jawaharlal Nehru University,where they met students and teachers in the Japanese studies programme.