Former Emperor Akihito Celebrates His 86th Birthday

Japan's former emperor Akihito celebrates his 86th birthday today. The former emperor continues to live in the Imperial Palace but has largely withdrawn from public life since his abdication on April 30, a day before his elder son Emperor Naruhito ascended the throne. On Dec. 23, Japanese Emperor Naruhito, Empress Masako, Princess Aiko, Crown Prince Fumihito, Crown Princess Kiko, Princess Mako, Princess Kako, Prince Hisahito and other members of the imperial family arrived the Imperial Palace, to attend an event celebrating former Emperor Akihito's 86th birthday.
Emperor Naruhito, Empress Masako, Princess Aiko, Crown Prince Fumihito, Crown Princess Kiko, Princess Mako, Princess Kako, Prince Hisahito
Emperor Naruhito, Empress Masako, Princess Aiko, Crown Prince Fumihito, Crown Princess Kiko, Princess Mako, Princess Kako, Prince Hisahito
Emperor Naruhito, Empress Masako, Princess Aiko, Crown Prince Fumihito, Crown Princess Kiko, Princess Mako, Princess Kako, Prince Hisahito
Emperor Naruhito, Empress Masako, Princess Aiko, Crown Prince Fumihito, Crown Princess Kiko, Princess Mako, Princess Kako, Prince Hisahito
Emperor Naruhito, Empress Masako, Princess Aiko, Crown Prince Fumihito, Crown Princess Kiko, Princess Mako, Princess Kako, Prince Hisahito
Emperor Naruhito, Empress Masako, Princess Aiko, Crown Prince Fumihito, Crown Princess Kiko, Princess Mako, Princess Kako, Prince Hisahito

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  1. Happy 86th Birthday to former Emperor Akihito of Japan.Also lovely pic of the Imperial Couple.

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  2. Quel couple avec toujours beaucoup de classe.. Souhaitons un joyeux anniversaire à l'ancien empereur Akihito !!!

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  3. It is wonderful to see the former Emperor and Empress. They look so sweet together. Happy Birthday 86th birthday!

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  4. They make such a lovely couple, the former Emperor looks well and happy.

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  5. What great pictures of the former Imperial couple. They look wonderful.
    Chel

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  6. Dommage que l'ex empereur et son épouse soient fâchés avec la couleur ; triste cette symphonie de gris, blanc y compris leurs cheveux

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