Wednesday, 1 March 2017
Hanoi: Japan’s emperor arrived in Vietnam for a whirlwind tour that will include a meeting with families of Japanese soldiers who stayed there after World War II.
The emperor and empress were received by Vice-President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh and guards of honour at the Hanoi airport yesterday, where national flags were displayed.
The 83-year-old Akihito and his wife Michiko are on their first visit to the country, the latest in a series of trips to former battlegrounds.
The pair will fly to Thailand on Sunday to pay respects to King Vajiralongkorn.
Source by: Internet