Japanese Emperor Akihito

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Japan emperor to pay last homage at Shinto holy site before abdication

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who escorted US President Barack Obama and other Group of Seven leaders to the shrine on the sidelines of the G7 summit in 2016, saw Akihito and Michiko off at a Tokyo railway station.

Abdication of Japan's emperor moves a step closer

Akihito, the first Japanese emperor who was never considered divine, has worked for decades to soothe the wounds at home and abroad of World War Two, fought in his father Hirohito's name.


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The PMO has consequently initiated the process for selecting a Lokpal.

For serving his nation after tsunami,Japan emperor thanks NDRF officer

46-member NDRF team was on the mission from March 28 to April 6 and carried out rescue operations in a small town called Onagawa.

Japan's Akihito,the divine emperor

In reverence to the emperor,people don't talk to him directly or touch him.

Japan team was on recce for Emperor visit to JNU when attack happened

Studies at the Jawaharlal Nehru University attacked his classmate with an axe


Emperor speaks: together,we shall overcome

Japanese Emperor Akihito made an unprecedented televised address to his disaster-stricken nation.