June 17, 1994 |
In a meticulously organized minuet of diplomacy Thursday, Japanese royalty visited the United Nations, where their country aspires to a permanent seat on the Security Council. Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali, who favors Japan's membership on the council, greeted Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko at U.N. headquarters. During the visit, there was no discussion of Japan's goal of permanent membership in the most powerful U.N. body, the 15-nation Security Council.
June 16, 1994 |
Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko broke from a formal procession at the University of Virginia on Wednesday to greet a small crowd of onlookers, who included many Japanese and Japanese Americans. The royal couple, accompanied by Virginia Gov. George Allen, were in this city of about 40,000 people to visit two of the state's most famous landmarks: Monticello, the home of the third U.S. President, Thomas Jefferson, and the University of Virginia's Rotunda and Lawn.
June 15, 1994 |
Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko went to school Tuesday to chat with children who serenaded them in Japanese. On Day 5 of a 16-day U.S. tour, the royal couple visited children in Japanese classes at Great Falls Elementary School in Virginia. "It was something the children will never forget," school Principal Agnes Brown said. It was a simpler, more local view of America than the glittering dinner the couple attended Monday.
June 14, 1994 |
President Clinton formally welcomed Japanese Emperor Akihito to the White House on Monday, saying that in the half-century since the end of World War II, the two nations have supplanted the "misunderstanding and even ignorance" that divided them with a deep, lasting friendship.
June 13, 1994 |
Unfailingly polite and low-key, Emperor Akihito of Japan concentrated on matters artistic Sunday and studiously ignored attempts to draw him into controversies over his country's military history. While Akihito and Empress Michiko viewed works at a gallery that houses one of the world's finest collections of Asian art, a few hundred demonstrators gathered across from the White House to demand that Japan apologize for its actions during World War II.
June 12, 1994 |
Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko were greeted here Saturday with some Southern hospitality, Japanese-style. "My sister in Japan did not believe the emperor was coming here and we were going to see him. Now she really will not believe that I got to shake his hand," said Marie Hall, who left her native Japan 38 years ago after marrying an American. "I just can't believe it," said Toshi Storer, who has lived in South Carolina for 20 years.