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Emperor, empress arrive in Karuizawa for short holiday

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Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko arrived in Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture, on Thursday for a short summer break. The couple arrived aboard a special bullet train just after 11 a.m.

The Imperial Household Agency said the 78-year-old emperor is still undergoing rehab after his heart bypass operation in February and that he will be doing light exercises such as walking.

On Monday, the imperial couple are scheduled to attend an international music festival in Kusatsu, Gunma Prefecture, before returning to Tokyo on Aug 29.

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I am surprised to see this on JT. Shame.

Nothing wrong with printing it. I'm sure JT is not the only media outlet to do so. They will get considerable attention wherever they go. But I hope they have a pleasant time and the Emperor regains his health quickly.

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Leave them alone and respect their privacy. Let them enjoy their vacation as they wish.

I am surprised to see this on JT. Shame.

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He ascended the throne on my birthday, something to remember :) He seems increasingly a decent ordinary bloke, who's probably resignaly fed up with obsessive "fans" putting him on a pedestal. Bit like the Dalai Lama in a way, "look, I'm just an ordinary person in an special job", decent bloke Tensin, likes a laugh.

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Tough to believe he's 78, I remember when he ascended to the throne. Not so sure they are going to enjoy the weather, even in Nagano. I hope they have a nice trip though, anywhere out of Tokyo is looking pretty good right now.

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On Monday, the imperial couple are scheduled to attend an international music festival Fuji Rock? I can just picture old Aki in the moshpit now...

Wonder how wide your knowledge and social circle is.... Kusatsu Music Festival is a grand affair with The Emperor and Empress being the guests of honour.

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Indeed..they always come across as a really nice couple...hope they have a nice break.

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On Monday, the imperial couple are scheduled to attend an international music festival

Fuji Rock? I can just picture old Aki in the moshpit now...

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I wish them a peaceful, relaxing summer break. The Emperor shouldn't overdo the rehab, though. It's still hot out there.

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Lovely old couple deserves a holiday. They should get the family along and have some fun with their grandkids.

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The couple arrived aboard a special bullet train, that means a private ride? Just wondering...

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