Japan’s Majestic Emperor Akihito and Emperess Michiko on the Big Island in July

Japans Majestic Emperor Akihito and Emperess Michiko will begin a tour of Canada and the United States in two days.

In a few weeks, they will be spending one day on the Big Island.

Here is the itinerary for Their Majesties Emperor and Emperess of Japan’s visit to Canada and the US.   As you can see they will be spending the last day of the tour here on the Big Island.

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko

Some have speculated why they are coming here to the Big Island, but the following was recently announced:

…Akihito and Michiko will then visit Hawaii to attend ceremonies to mark the 50th anniversary of a scholarship foundation which was founded to commemorate the couple’s wedding.

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