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07/06/2017 - 14:47

Japanese Emperor and Empress visit Hue Citadel

On the afternoon of March 3rd, the Japanese Emperor and Empress arrived at the Hue Imperial Citadel.

 The Japanese Emperor and Empress

About 17:10, the car accompanying the Emperor and Empress to La Residence Hotel in the warm welcome of Hue people. Many Japanese tourists are also looking forward to this historic visit. Misako, a Japanese tourist, said: "I love Hue. I have been to Hue 9 times already. This is a beautiful city, people are also extremely friendly. I am surprised that the Emperor came here, and I want to see him. I have never had a chance to meet the Emperor in Japan, so I'm very excited".

On March 4th, the Japanese Emperor and Empress visited several monuments and listened to the distinctive royal court music at the Duyet Thi Duong theater. Then, the imperial couple visited the memorial house dedicated to Phan Boi Chau, a patriot and initiator of Dong Du movement in early 20th century that encouraged young Vietnamese to study in Japan and seek ways to save the nation.

On this occasion, the Japanese Emperor and Empress will explore the cultural and historical tradition, visit the scenic spots in Hue Imperial City, and meet JICA volunteers who are working in the social and cultural fields of Thua Thien Hue .... The visit of the Emperor and Empress in Thua Thien Hue not only shows the Emperor's personal feelings towards Vietnam as well as Thua Thien Hue province, but also a historical milestone in the two countries' relations, amid a far-reaching strategic partnership for peace and prosperity in Asia between Vietnam and Japan.

The Japanese Emperor and Empress’s smile after receiving the welcome flowers from Hue people

The reporter on Le Loi Street

The teachers of Vinh Ninh Primary School waving the Vietnam-Japan flag

Locals and tourists waiting for the Japanese delegation before La Residence

Japanese Emperor's group moves on Hue streets

Japanese Emperor and Empress wave to the ancient capital when they arrive at the hotel, starting their visit to Hue