On Tuesday, December 3, 2013, Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan continued their six-day official visit to India.
This morning Their Imperial Majesties visited the India International Center (IIC) in New Delhi “…fifty-three years after the [imperial couple] laid the foundation of the IIC…” according to the newspaper, Asahi Shimbun. During their visit the imperial couple met with various dignitaries and viewed a photo exhibition “…commemorating their 1960 visit…” Their Imperial Majesties also visited a Japanese school in New Delhi where they met with staff and students.
In the afternoon, Empress Michiko met with members of the International Board on Books for Young People while Emperor Akihito held a meeting with the Leader of Opposition in the 15th Lok Sabha, Ms. Sushma Swaraj.
In the evening, Their Imperial Majesties attended a gala reception held in their honor.