H.I.M Emperor Akihito of Japan Hospitalized for Bronchitis and a Fever

On November 6, 2011, H.I.M Emperor Akihito of Japan was admitted to the University of Tokyo Hospital.  According to a spokesman from the Imperial Household Agency, the 77-year-old emperor developed a fever on Thursday.  As a result of his deteriorating condition the emperor was admitted to the hospital as “… a precaution… due a high fever and of the symptoms of bronchitis he has exhibited.  He also appears to be fatigued and has lost some resistance to fight his illness…”   

At this time it is unknown when Emperor Akihito will be released from the hospital.

Source: BBC News, Japan Times Online and Washington Post

Photo courtesy of: Daylife/Reuters