Imperial visit

09/06/2011
Imperial visit

Emperor Akihito (photo) received this morning in audience the President of Togo Faure Gnassingbé who is on an official visit to Japan, since Tuesday.
The two men discussed the human and economic consequences of the earthquake that struck the archipelago on March 11. Faure presented the condolences of the Togolese people and renewed Togo's friendship in Japan. He also discussed the development of Africa and how Japanese companies can participate.
But nothing related to politics and diplomacy.
With the constitution of 1947, the emperor of Japan has, in fact, no executive power, but he fills most of the roles of a head of state and is recognized as such by foreign powers. There is also an ongoing controversy in Japan about how the emperor should be considered : head of state, or person acting as head of state.
Unlike his father, Akihito has a policy of openness. He attempts to alleviate the wounds of the past while bringing the imperial house of the people. He saw the tsunami crisscrossing the country with his wife;  visiting the victims without protocol.
In the afternoon, Faure Gnassingbé hold talks with Prime Minister Naoto Kan, who holds executive power.

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