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Emperor, empress celebrate 55th wedding anniversary

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Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on Thursday.

The Imperial Household Agency has cut back on official duties for the emperor, 80, since he had heart bypass surgery in 2012. The agency said the emperor and the empress, 79, still play tennis occasionally and go for walks.

On Thursday morning, the imperial couple attended a ceremony at Juntendo University to mark the 175th anniversary of its founding.

On Thursday night, the couple will dine with their children. No official events are planned for the evening.

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Happy Emerald Anniversary!

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おめでとうございます!My wife and I recently celebrated our 22nd.

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55th and 22nd? Congrats to you too Laguna. :)

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Congrats to Laguna & The Emperor & Empress!

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おめでとうございます Emperor and Empress and Laguna. When we found then Crown Prince were engaged, we used to joke only the Japanese man marry with love is Crown Prince. Then we had Mitchie boom. This Emperor broke tradition beside they were cutest couple in Japan, then,

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Very amazing couple! Hats off to both of them esp the Empress whose love to the Emperor shines through. Long live!!

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what a beautiful lady

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Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko process a serene calmness, tranquil, can't help but feel a little mesmerised, caught the evening news, devoted to duty, Happy Emerald Anniversary.

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Congrats! It's all diamond from 50, and if the hearth fires are still warm, all the more congrats.

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Not impressed by their royal credentials but am impressed with anyone who chalks up 55 years of happy marriage. Or 22 years - congrats to Laguna too.

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Respect

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Congratulations!! :D 55years must require a lot of love! Congratulations to Laguna and his wife too :)! Keep on loving, hehe :D

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Congratulations on staying with the same person for 55 years.

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Congratulations !

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