By AYA NAGATANI/ Staff Writer
December 23, 2020 at 18:18 JST
Emperor Emeritus Akihito and Empress Emerita Michiko check out Heavenly Blue morning glories during a stroll in the garden of their residence on Nov. 24. (Provided by the Imperial Household Agency)
Emperor Emeritus Akihito marked his 87th birthday Dec. 23 expressing deep concern about the COVID-19 pandemic and the toll it is taking on people’s health and daily lives, the Imperial Household Agency said. [Read More]
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