Japan's emperor, empress mark diamond anniversary

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2019-04-10 14:32
Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko enjoy tennis at the mountain resort of Karuizawa in Nagano Prefecture, Japan, Aug 24, 2010. [Photo/IC]

As emperor, Akihito has also made unprecedented visits to the Philippines and other Pacific islands conquered by Japan that were devastated in fierce fighting as the US-led allies took them back. Though the emperor has avoided outright apologies, he has subtly stepped up his expressions of regret in carefully scripted statements on the war.

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