Japan’s imperial couple has hosted a spring garden party in Tokyo. About 2,000 guests attended the event on Thursday.
The emperor and empress hold parties every spring and fall at the Akasaka Imperial Garden.
They spoke to guests while touring the garden with Crown Prince Naruhito, Prince and Princess Akishino and other imperial family members.
The guests included Kyoto University Professor Shinya Yamanaka, who won last year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work on iPS cells.