Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan Continue Their Visit to the Okinawa Prefecture. (VIDEOS)

On Friday, June 27, 2014, Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan continued their visit to Okinawa Prefecture. Yesterday, the imperial couple visited the Kozakura no To memorial in Naha “…which is dedicated to those who died while evacuating Okinawa in advance of the approaching war (WWII)…” according to Kyodo News.

Thereafter, the emperor and empress visited the Tsushima-Maru Memorial Museum.  Whilst there the imperial couple met with the:

“…survivors and family members of the victims of the sinking of the Tsushima Maru. Approximately 1,500 victims, mostly schoolchildren, were killed when a U.S. submarine torpedoed their transport ship off Kagoshima Prefecture in 1944…”