Japan's emperor turns 81, renews peace commitment

Japan's Emperor Akihito said he "ardently" hoped Japan will strive hard as a peaceful country, as he celebrated his 81th birthday ahead of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II next year.

Japanese Emperor Akihito turns 81

 Thousands flocked to Japan`s Imperial Palace Tuesday to celebrate the 81st birthday of Emperor Akihito, who recalled the carnage of World War II and said he hoped the country would continue to pursue peaceful development.

President greets Japan on eve of National Day

President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday extended his greetings and felicitations to the Emperor and people of Japan on the eve of the National Day of the country.

PM Modi congratulates Manmohan for Japanese award, says it's a matter of pride

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday congratulated his predecessor Manmohan Singh after becoming the first Indian to be honoured with Japan's top national award for his “significant contribution to the enhancement of relations and promotion of friendship” between Japan and India.

Former PM Manmohan Singh receives Japan's top national award
Former PM Manmohan Singh receives Japan's top national award

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was conferred one of Japan's top national awards for his “significant contribution to the enhancement of relations and promotion of friendship” between Japan and India , becoming the first Indian to receive the rare honour.

Tamil Nadu Governor hosts lunch for Japanese Royal couple

Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah hosted a lunch for the visiting Japanese royal couple during their two-day stay as part of their ongoing Indian tour.

India, Japan share vision of a new Asia: President

India and Japan share a vision of promoting peace and stability in building a new Asia, President Pranab Mukherjee said as he hosted visiting Emperor of Japan Akihito and Empress Michiko at a banquet in Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Japanese Emperor says India left a `lasting impression`

Japanese Emperor Akihito said the first visit of the royal couple to India more than half a century ago had left "a strong and lasting impression on us to this day."

China hopes India-Japan ties would conducive to regional peace

China on Monday hoped that the development of India and Japan relations would be conducive to regional peace and stability as Japanese Emperor Akihito began a high-profile visit to India.

Japanese Emperor, wife take Sunday stroll in Lodhi Gardens

Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko took a morning stroll at the beautiful Lodhi Gardens and interacted with schoolchildren, diplomats and a section of lay people on their historic visit here.

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.

Japanese Emperor discharged from hospital

Emperor Akihito was discharged from
University of Tokyo Hospital on Sunday after undergoing heart bypass surgery and rehabilitation.

Japan emperor stays in hospital as fever rises

Japanese Emperor Akihito was taken to hospital last Sunday with a bronchial infection.

Japan empress turns 77, says age slowing her down

The popular imperial couple actively reached out to survivors of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

Japan marks World War II surrender anniversary

The ceremonies come as Japan struggles to recover from this year`s earthquake and tsunami.

Japan’s emperor diagnosed with artery condition

Japan`s Emperor was diagnosed with arteriosclerosis -- hardening of arteries.

Japan`s Emperor Akihito celebrates 77th birthday

Akihito urged the people of Japan to pay heed to the needs of the elderly.

Japan`s emperor greets New Year crowds

Tens of thousands of cheering Japanese gathered in the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Saturday to hear Emperor Akihito pray for the nation`s happiness and world peace in his traditional New Year address.

Japan`s emperor marks 20th anniversary on throne

Japan`s emperor Akihito, marking the 20th anniversary of his coronation on Thursday, says he is concerned young people are forgetting their history.