Germany's Merkel meets Japan's Emperor and Crown Prince in Tokyo

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Published on February 5, 2019 - Duration: 00:44s

Germany's Merkel meets Japan's Emperor and Crown Prince in Tokyo

The German Chancellor Angela Merkel met the Japanese royals on Tuesday as part of her visit to the country.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with the Japanese Royals on Tuesday (February 5) during the second and last day of her visit to Japan.

In the morning, Merkel was greeted by Emperor Akihito at the Imperial Palace, where they sat down and exchanged words.

Later in the day, she visited the Akasaka Palace to meet Crown Prince, Naruhito, the soon-to-be Emeperor.

Akihito will step down in favour of Naruhito on April 30, 2019 - the first abdication by a Japanese monarch in nearly two centuries.

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