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Japan emperor, empress arrive in Vietnam today

20:06 | 28/02/2017

Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko arrived in Hanoi today (Feb. 28) for a six-day state visit.

japan emperor empress arrive in vietnam today

The 83-year-old Akihito is the first-ever Japanese emperor to visit Vietnam. He will be given a red carpet welcome by Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang tomorrow.

japan emperor empress arrive in vietnam today

During the visit, the Emperor and Empress will meet the abandoned wives of former Japanese soldiers from World War II.

japan emperor empress arrive in vietnam today

The imperial couple is also scheduled to meet with a dozen surviving widows and family members of Japanese war veterans.

japan emperor empress arrive in vietnam today

Despite their stormy relations in the past, Vietnam and Japan have steadily improved their ties.

japan emperor empress arrive in vietnam today

Today, Japan is the biggest foreign donor of Vietnam and one of its top investors and trading partners.

japan emperor empress arrive in vietnam today
japan emperor empress arrive in vietnam today
japan emperor empress arrive in vietnam today

State Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh greets the Emperor and Empress.

japan emperor empress arrive in vietnam today
japan emperor empress arrive in vietnam today
japan emperor empress arrive in vietnam today
japan emperor empress arrive in vietnam today
japan emperor empress arrive in vietnam today

Source: VOV