Video news report about the upcoming trip.

It was announced this morning via a press release from the Imperial Household Agency that Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan will make an official visit to India beginning November 30, 2013.  The purpose of the one-week visit, which will take them to the cities of Delhi and Chennai, is to strengthen bilateral relations between Japan and India.   

According to Kyodo News the Imperial Household Agency is “…making efforts to ensure the trip does not put a strain…” on the elderly emperor and empress.