Politics

President Obama meets with the Japanese Emperor

President Obama bows as he is greeted by Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. (AP Photo)

President Obama bows as he is greeted by Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. (AP Photo)

Before departing Tokyo, President Obama traveled to the Imperial palace to have lunch with Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko.

Emperor Akihito just celebrated the 20th anniversary of his coronation to the Chrysanthemum Throne, the world's oldest continuing hereditary monarchy.