On the morning of Thursday, April 16, 2015, Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan visited the Musashino Imperial Graveyard in Hachiōji, Tokyo, Japan.

According to ANN News, the purpose of today’s visit was to offer prayers of thanks to “…Emperor Hirohito, following their (Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko’s) recent visit to Palau to commemorate those who lost their lives there during World War II…”