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India hosts Japanese Emperor

Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko have been received by Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh ahead of a meeting at Hyderabad House in New Delhi. The Emperor and Empress are in India for a six day visit, where they have visited local communities, attended state functions, and laid tributes at the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi.

India hosts Japanese Emperor
Japanese Emperor Akihito (L) speaks with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh ahead of a meeting at Hyderabad House in New Delhi on December 2, 2013. Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko are in India for a six-day visit. (AFP/Getty Images)
India hosts Japanese Emperor
Japanese Emperor Akihito (C) and Empress Michiko (R) are watched by Indian External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid (2L) as they receive books and a bust of Mahatma Gandhi from officials during a visit to Rajghat, the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi in New Delhi on December 2, 2013. Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko are in India for a six-day visit. (AFP/Getty Images)
India hosts Japanese Emperor
Japanese Emperor Akihito (2L), Empress Michiko (L), Indian President Pranab Mukherjee (2R) and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh pose to be photographed during a welcome ceremony at the Presidential Palace in New Delhi on December 2, 2013. Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko are in India for a six-day visit. (AFP/Getty Images)
India hosts Japanese Emperor
Japanese Emperor Akihito (C) is watched by Empress Michiko (C/L) as he scatters rose petals during a visit to Rajghat, the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi in New Delhi on December 2, 2013. Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko are in India for a six-day visit. (AFP/Getty Images)
India hosts Japanese Emperor
Japanese Emperor Akihito (2L) inspects a guard of honour during a welcome ceremony at the Presidential Palace in New Delhi on December 2, 2013. Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko are in India for a six-day visit. (AFP/Getty Images)
India hosts Japanese Emperor
Japanese Emperor Akihito (C) and Empress Michiko (R) are assisted an unseen Indian External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid as they receive a bust of Mahatma Gandhi from officials during a visit to Rajghat, the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi in New Delhi on December 2, 2013. Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko are in India for a six-day visit. (AFP/Getty Images)
India hosts Japanese Emperor
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh (C) welcome Japanese Emperor Akihito (L) and Empress Michiko (C) as Indian President Pranab Mukherjee (L) looks on during a welcome ceremorinal at the Presidential Palace in New Delhi on December 2, 2013. Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko are in India for a six-day visit. (AFP/Getty Images)
India hosts Japanese Emperor
Japanese Emperor Akihito (C) interacts with Japanese expatriates during a visit to the Lodhi Gardens in New Delhi on December 1, 2013. The Japanese royal couple is in the country on a six-day state visit, the first ever by a Japanese Emperor. (AFP/Getty Images)
India hosts Japanese Emperor
Japanese Emperor Akihito (L) and Empress Michiko (R) are presented with a flower bouquet by a young Indian girl during a visit to the Lodhi Gardens in New Delhi on December 1, 2013. The Japanese royal couple is in the country on a six-day state visit, the first ever by a Japanese Emperor. (AFP/Getty Images)