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Japanese Royal couple in India on six-day visit

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In a first visit to any South Asian country after being enthroned in 1990,Japan's Emperor Akihito and his wife Empress Michiko arrived in India and were received by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his wife Gursharan Kaur,in a departure from the usual protocol. (IE Photo: Renuka Puri)

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The Japanese Royal couple,on a six-day visit,are accompanied by a medium-size delegation of 50 including former Japanese Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori. (IE photo: Renuka Puri)

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Officials in Ministry of External Affairs said the visit is very high in "symbolism and goodwill" and no "political or any other contemporary" issues are expected to be discussed. (IE Photo: Reunka Puri)

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External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid will be the Minister-in-Waiting for the visiting dignitaries. The royal couple will also visit Chennai. (IE Photo: Renuka Puri)

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Emperor of Japan Akihito and his wife Empress Michiko visited Rajghat with Minister of External Affairs Salman Khurshid. (IE Photo: Prem Nath Pandey)

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The ties between India and Japan are on the upswing. Singh had visited Japan in May during which both sides had agreed to further enhance cooperation in diverse fields,particularly in trade and investment. (IE Photo: Prem Nath Pandey)

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Empress of Japan Michiko pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat. (IEE Photo: Prem Nathy Pandey)

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Emperor Akihito and his wife Michiko pay their respect to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat. (IE Photo: Prem Nath Pandey)

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Salman Khurshid presents the Japanese royal couple with a memorabilia. (IE photo: Prem Nath Pandey)

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Emperor Akihito writes in the visitor's book at Rajghat. (IE Photo: Prem Nath Pandey)