Queen Elizabeth's ties with Japan's Imperial family

Queen Elizabeth had close ties with the Japanese Imperial family.

In 1953, then-Crown Prince Akihito attended her coronation ceremony as the Emperor's delegate.

In 1975, the Queen became the first British monarch to visit Japan. She rode in a convertible along a parade route in Tokyo.

The Queen and Prince Philip also toured NHK's broadcasting center. They watched the production of a historical drama. They spoke with actors and took pictures together.

In 2012, then-Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko attended a luncheon at Windsor Castle. They were in Britain to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Queen's accession to the throne.