Akihito

Japan`s emperor says may be `difficult` to fulfil duties

Japan`s emperor says may be `difficult` to fulfil duties

Japanese Emperor Akihito said on Monday he is concerned his weakening health may make it hard to fulfil his duties, in a speech seen as signalling a possible future abdication.

Aug 08, 2016, 12:28 PM IST

Japan emperor intends to step down in coming years: NHK

Japanese Emperor Akihito intends to step down in coming years, public broadcaster NHK said on Wednesday, a step unprecedented in modern Japan.

Jul 13, 2016, 16:05 PM IST

Japan marks 5th anniversary of quake, tsunami disaster with moment of silence

Japan paused on Friday to mark five years since an offshore earthquake spawned a monster tsunami that left about 18,500 people dead or missing along its northeastern coast and sparked the worst nuclear disaster in a quarter century.

Mar 11, 2016, 19:03 PM IST
Japan emperor says feels `profound remorse` over WWII

Japan emperor says feels `profound remorse` over WWII

Japan`s emperor Akihito said on Saturday that he felt "profound remorse" over World War II -- a conflict that Tokyo fought in the name of his father Hirohito -- on the 70th anniversary of the war`s end.

Aug 15, 2015, 09:46 AM IST

Modi's dig at 'secular friends' over gifting Gita to Emperor Akihito

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a dig at his "secular friends" over his gifting a copy of the holy Hindu text 'Bhagvad Gita' to Japanese Emperor Akihito saying that this action of his might give

Sep 03, 2014, 20:31 PM IST

Japanese Royal couple in India on six-day visit

In a first visit to any South Asian country after being enthroned in 1990, Japan`s Emperor Akihito and his wife Empress Michiko arrived here on Saturday and were received by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his wife Gursharan Kaur, in a departure from the usual protocol.

Nov 30, 2013, 08:19 AM IST

Caroline Kennedy meets Japan emperor in ceremonial pomp

Caroline Kennedy met Japan`s Emperor Akihito Tuesday in a ceremonial formality as thousands of well-wishers lined the streets of Tokyo to catch a glimpse of the incoming US ambassador.

Nov 19, 2013, 15:30 PM IST

Japan`s emperor to break centuries-old burial tradition

Japan`s Emperor Akihito will break a centuries-old burial tradition by opting to be cremated like most ordinary citizens in the densely-populated nation, officials said on Friday.

Nov 15, 2013, 20:28 PM IST

Japan`s emperor to visit India in November

Japan`s Emperor Akihito will pay a week-long state visit to India starting on November 30.

Jul 09, 2013, 15:21 PM IST

Two Japanese ministers defy PM, visit shrine

The Yasukuni shrine is seen as a symbol of Japan`s past militarism by its Asian neighbours including China and South Korea.

Aug 15, 2012, 13:31 PM IST

Japan royal heir suggests easier load for emperor

Crown Prince Naruhito said that as Akihito gets older it is important to ensure that his official duties are not too heavy.

Feb 23, 2012, 09:08 AM IST

Japanese emperor leaves ICU after heart surgery

Surgeons carried out the operation after tests showed a narrowing of two of Emperor Akihito`s coronary arteries.

Feb 20, 2012, 15:22 PM IST

Japanese emperor`s heart surgery ends successfully

Akihito has had various health problems in recent years, including pneumonia and prostate cancer.

Feb 18, 2012, 08:28 AM IST

Japan`s emperor enters hospital for heart surgery

The operation was scheduled after tests last weekend showed that Akihito`s heart condition had worsened compared to a year ago.

Feb 17, 2012, 11:18 AM IST

Japan emperor to have heart bypass surgery: Report

Japan`s Emperor Akihito has had various health problems in recent years, including pneumonia and prostate cancer.

Feb 12, 2012, 12:40 PM IST

Japanese Emperor Akihito hospitalised for tests

Emperor Akihito was admitted to University of Tokyo Hospital on Saturday for testing, but that the visit was not an emergency.

Feb 11, 2012, 09:14 AM IST

Japanese Emperor Akihito hospitalised for tests

Emperor Akihito was admitted to University of Tokyo Hospital on Saturday for testing, but that the visit was not an emergency.

Feb 11, 2012, 09:14 AM IST

Japanese Emperor, Akihito turns 78

Japanese Emperor Akihito expressed
concern and support for people who have been affected by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

Dec 23, 2011, 15:34 PM IST

Japanese emperor says he is deeply worried over crisis

Japanese Emperor Akihito said he was "deeply worried" about the crisis.

Mar 16, 2011, 21:57 PM IST