On October 25, 2012, Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan hosted their annual autumn garden party in Tokyo.  Also in attendance were His Imperial Highness Crown Prince Naruhito, Princess Kiko, Prince Akishino and Princess Akiko.

And, finally, Her Imperial Majesty Empress Michiko celebrated her 78th birthday on Saturday, October 20, 2012.  Click here to read article from the newspaper, Japan Times (in English).