His Imperial Majesty Emperor Akihito of Japan on the Balcony at the Imperial Palace on January 2, 2012 (VIDEO)

Per the Associated Press: His Imperial Majesty Emperor Akihito of Japan waved to cheering New Year well-wishers on Monday, January 2, 2011, and said he shares in disaster-struck nation’s pain as well as hopes for its recovery. Emperor Akihito appeared on a balcony at the Imperial Palace along with his wife Empress Michiko and their… Read More His Imperial Majesty Emperor Akihito of Japan on the Balcony at the Imperial Palace on January 2, 2012 (VIDEO)

H.I.M Emperor Akihito of Japan Remains in the Hospital with a Persistent Fever (VIDEO)

On November 6, 2011, H.I.M. Emperor Akihito of Japan was hospitalized for Bronchitis.  Per the Japanese news agency, NHK World: Doctors at the University of Tokyo Hospital held a news conference on Tuesday to brief reporters on the Emperor’s condition. They said the Emperor had a mild fever when he entered the hospital on November… Read More H.I.M Emperor Akihito of Japan Remains in the Hospital with a Persistent Fever (VIDEO)

H.I.M Emperor Akihito of Japan Hospitalized for Bronchitis and a Fever

On November 6, 2011, H.I.M Emperor Akihito of Japan was admitted to the University of Tokyo Hospital.  According to a spokesman from the Imperial Household Agency, the 77-year-old emperor developed a fever on Thursday.  As a result of his deteriorating condition the emperor was admitted to the hospital as “… a precaution… due a high… Read More H.I.M Emperor Akihito of Japan Hospitalized for Bronchitis and a Fever

H.I.M. Emperor Akihito Speaks to the People on Japanese Television

On Wednesday, March 16, 2011, H.I.M. Emperor Akihito of Japan made a rare appearance on Japanese national television to share his thoughts and concerns about the aftermath of last week’s 9.0 earthquake and destructive tsunami that followed. According to the BBC News: TV stations interrupted programming on Wednesday to show the emperor describing the crisis… Read More H.I.M. Emperor Akihito Speaks to the People on Japanese Television

HIM Emperor Akihito of Japan: Diagnosed with Arteriosclerosis

It was announced today February 11, 2011, via the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, that HIM Emperor Akihito of Japan has been diagnosed with Arteriosclerosis.  Currently, the 77 year old Emperor will be “… under medication…” and will continue to carry out his duties as well as activities as usual. According to the Mainichi Daily News:… Read More HIM Emperor Akihito of Japan: Diagnosed with Arteriosclerosis