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.

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.

Japan`s emperor, empress relive memories at IIC

Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko Tuesday relived old memories as they visited the India International Centre (IIC) and interacted with intelligentsia and old acquaintances, 53 years after they laid the foundation stone of the premier south Delhi institute.

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."

Japanese Emperor meets with top Indian leaders

It was a day of official engagements for Japan`s Emperor Akihito on Monday as he met top leadership of the country, including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, during which various issues relating to bilateral ties figured.

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.

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.

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.