TOKYO, March 15 (KUNA) -- Japanese Emperor Akihito
lauded Thursday the significant and historic ties linking Kuwait and Japan, adding that he greatly admires and respects the leader of Kuwait His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah for his regional and global reputation.
During the meeting, the Ambassador conveyed the greetings of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, the Prime Minister and His Royal Highness Prince Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, to His Majesty Emperor Akihito
, and their wishes for his abundant health and well-being, and for the progress and prosperity of Japan and its friendly people.
President Maithripala Sirisena and First Lady Jayanthi Sirisena were given a warm welcome by Emperor Akihito
and Empress Michiko when they arrived at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo.
Well-wishers waved small Japanese flags and held up smartphones as Emperor Akihito
, whose position is ceremonial with no political power, addressed them from a balcony, flanked by his wife and other members of the imperial family.
Tokyo: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet on Friday formally approved April 30, 2019, as the abdication date for Emperor Akihito
It came after Akihito
said in August 2016 that his age and fitness level could make it "difficult" for him to carry out his duties in future.
, who will be 85 when he steps down, cited his age as a reason for the decision.
Duterte was supposed to meet Akihito
during his visit to Japan in October last year but the meeting was canceled because the emperor's uncle died.
Japan's Chrysanthemum Throne will get a new emperor as the parliament passed a bill Friday allowing Emperor Akihito
Japan's parliament on Friday passed a law allowing Emperor Akihito
to abdicate, clearing the way for the first abdication by a Japanese monarch in nearly two centuries and the accession of his son, Crown Prince Naruhito, probably late next year.
by ONA In his cable, His Majesty the Sultan expressed his sincere condolences and sympathy to His Majesty Emperor Akihito
, the bereaved family and the friendly people of Japan.
Tokyo, Dhu-AlQa'dah 29, 1437, September 01, 2016, SPA -- Emperor Akihito
of Japan received at Imperial Palace in Tokyo today Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense.