Japan's Emperor Akihito (second from right) and Empress Michiko (right) greet Zimbabwea's President Robert Mugabe and his wife, Grace, at the imperial palace in Tokyo on March 28, 2016.
Japanese emperor and empress meet Swedish ambassador
Japan's Emperor Akihito (right) and Empress Michiko (second from right) meet Swedish ambassador Magnus Robach in Tokyo, Japan on February 20, 2016.
Japanese prince receives award for his role in fight against cancer
Japan's Prince Hitachi (right) receives the Charter of Paris Against Cancer Award on February 1, 2016, in Versailles, France.
Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko visit the Philippines
Japan's emperor and empress visit the Philippines
Japan's Princess Kiko, Prince Akishino, Crown Princess Masako, and Crown Prince Naruhito wave as Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko depart from Tokyo on on January 26, 2016 for their visit to the Philippines.
Below: Emperor Akihito (left) and Empress Michiko (center) are greeted by President Benigno Aquino of the Philippines (right) at the international airport in Manila on January 26.
Imperial family members mark emperor of Japan's 82nd birthday
Imperial family members make a public appearance at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan on December 23, 2015 to celebrate Emperor Akihito's 82nd birthday. From left to right: Crown Princess Masako, Crown Prince Naruhito, Emperor Akihito, Empress Michiko, Prince Akishino, and Princess Kiko.
Princess Mako dresses with ladylike style on official visit to Honduras
Japan's Princess Mako (left) and the First Lady of Honduras, Ana Garcia, at the Presidential Palace in Tegucigalpa, Honduras on December 8, 2015.
Princess Mako of Japan visits El Salvador
Japan's Princess Mako waves during a welcoming ceremony at the Casa Presidencial (Presidential House) in San Salvador, El Salvador on December 3, 2015.
Dutch king and Japanese prince at UN meeting in New York
King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands (left) and Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan (right) attend the UN Secretary-General's Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation (UNSGAB) closing ceremony at the United Nations in New York on November 20, 2015.