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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, Prince Akishino, center, and Crown Prince Naruhito wave as Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko depart for Palau, at Haneda International Airport in Tokyo on Wednesday.

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Looking back at them as they board the plane, Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko must have that thought that runs through every parent's mind when they leave the kids home alone for the first time: Just don't break anything.

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pray for them , good trip

Abe is a national disaster

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@Globalwatcher - um, are you sure you are referring to the present day Emperor?

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About Emperor Akihito, he was born late in 1933. In 1945, he was still 6th grader in elementary school.

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Qamar, thanks. I meant present Emperor.

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@Globalwatcher- :) Emperor Akihito then! (My heart did stop for a second while I read that :P)

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As evidenced by this photo. The Japanese taxpayers just spent what must easily amount to hundreds of thousands of yen, more likely into the millions, so all these guys could wave good-bye to them at the airport. What, a simple hug and kiss on the cheek/hand shake at the Palace would not have been sufficient?

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Emperor Hirohito has a strong commitment for peace. I really respect this emperor.

He witnessed 400,000 Japanese killed in WW2. He witnessed two atomic bombs: Hiroshima and Nagasaki. He witnessed many killed in Okinawa. He witnessed a day of surrender. This emperor saw them all. His health is declining lately,and he seems to be desperate to teach Japanese people never go to war again while Abe is pushing a change of the Article 9 of Japanese Constitution. Do you want to change the constitution to send Japanese SDF to the MD?

Emperor is sending a strong warning to the Right wing people of Japan who believe nationalism.

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Ah, the Royal Family of Hobbits...

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@Globalwatcher- :) Emperor Akihito then! (My heart did stop for a second while I read that :P)

I had a feeling about that , I heard that he is travelling via ANA airline , some greedy people is gonna make that for a unknown purpose

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Do you want to change the constitution to send Japanese SDF to the MD?

No, but do you have alternative plan to better protect Japan?

Emperor is sending a strong warning to the Right wing people of Japan who believe nationalism

How do you know? Maybe Emperor simply warned not to be manipulated by USA?

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