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 rise to a controversy and heated debates.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Japanese emperor`s heart surgery ends successfully

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Japanese emperor says he is deeply worried over crisis

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