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Emperor Akihito

Japanese Emperor Undergoes Heart-Bypass Surgery

AP | YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 04.18.2012 | World

TOKYO — Japanese Emperor Akihito was undergoing heart-bypass surgery Saturday intended to allow him to lead a healthier, more active life. Akih...

Japan's Emperor Visits Disaster Zone

AP | By MARI YAMAGUCHI and TOMOKO HOSAKA | Posted 06.14.2011 | World

TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's respected emperor visited the country's earthquake- and tsunami-ravaged disaster zone for the first time Thursday as frustration...

Japan Emperor Addresses Nation

Reuters | Shinichi Saoshiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Emperor Akihito made an unprecedented televised address to his disaster-stricken nation on Wednesday, expressing deep wor...

Obama Bows In Japan To Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

In a scene that will likely be replayed on Sunday's political talk shows, President Obama bowed deeply to the Emperor and Empress of Japan on Saturday...

Obama Bows, Conservatives Bitch, Reality Bites

Jackson Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jackson Williams

President Obama bowed this week when greeting Japanese Emperor Akihito, and the conservative media and blogosphere went positively apoplectic.

Liz Cheney's Solution To Bow-Gate: Choose Dick In 2012!

Julie Farby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Julie Farby

Liz, for one, would never endanger America by treating an important world leader and key global ally with respect and deference. And you know who else wouldn't? Dick, that's who!

Obama, the Teabaggers and Foreign Policy

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leon T. Hadar

As Obama contemplates a new strategy for Afghanistan, he should consider integrating the conservative values of fiscal discipline and limited government into his foreign policy decision-making.