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Emperor Akihito is briefed by a company employee on ways to retrieve chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) from a beverage vending machine at a recycling company in Tokyo's Ota Ward on Monday.

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The Emperor's kickin it old skool! I remember when CFCs were all the rage, about the same time as hammer pants and colour-change t-shirts.

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not many comments here on today's pic.. guys missin' a race queen i guess?

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Good to see the emperor adopting the Cool Biz look. I wonder how he managed to convince his Imperial Household Agency masters to let him be so daring.

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The guy looks so scared

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No he doesn't. But I love the way he's bending over so as not to be taller than His Highness.

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"Emperor Akihito is briefed by a company employee.."

Sniff, the rest of us commoners are just 'told'..... :-(

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Look ! If he learns really hard chances are that at the end of the process he can make himself useful !

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But I love the way he's bending over so as not to be taller than His Highness.

From the angle of the photo, he's clearly failed. Maybe it's because one of the two is particularly short. Perhaps they should have gone with the trench/box system for shots they use in Hollywood.

Well, it's still nice to see the one on the right has rolled up his sleeves and is ready to get down to work. Gotta earn his keep.

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"you're doin what now?"

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Now that he knows the process maybe he could hit a few junk yards and teach them hacks how to remove and recycle the stuff. Otherwise pulling CFC's from a few vending machines is a feeble attempt.

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finally, there will be a real conversation at the royal dinner table tonight.

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I did not know that you can wear a hat in front of the Emperor ?!Some thing to learn every day.

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"You're doin' what now?"

Ha ha ha ha ha ha!

"retrieve CFCs from a beverage vending machine"

How exactly do you do that?

Somehow I can't picture the Emperor buying drinks from a machine...

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Careful Aki !! Do not mess up your shirt. If you come back home with a grease stain, the Missus is going to give you hell tonight ! Not to mention the fact that the Grand Stewart will no longer allow you to go out so freely in the future.

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Somehow I can't picture the Emperor buying drinks from a machine...

Probably like Queen Liz, he doesn't carry money. Let the minions feed the vending machine!

My guess is he's a 'Bikkle' man.

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I vote for "Soukenbicha" as HIH's favourite refresher.

The vending machine guy does look nervous- his face is an odd colour.

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Of course he's nervous - he's meeting a living God! Divine people are smaller than regular people.

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I think it's great the the Emperor is learning things about ways to protect the environment, I'm surprised that the employee is wearing a hat in the presence of the emperor, it must be a permanent part of the uniform.

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I guess it's just me, but the first thing I noticed is that o-kami is rockin' the Sans-a-Belts! Why not just a nice light summer kimono? If sumo rikishi have to wear kimono, can't we all agree that the royal family should do the same? Y'know, tradition and all.

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