Empress Emerita Recovering, Leaves Hospital

Empress Emerita recovering, leaves hospital

Empress Emerita Michiko has left hospital after surgery on Sunday for early-stage breast cancer.

The Empress Emerita on Tuesday departed the University of Tokyo Hospital, and many people, including patients, gathered to wish her well.

Empress Emerita To Leave Hospital On Tuesday

Empress Emerita to leave hospital on Tuesday

Empress Emerita Michiko is expected to leave hospital on Tuesday, as she is making a stable recovery after surgery for early-stage breast cancer.

The operation was performed at the University of Tokyo Hospital on Sunday.

Empress Emerita Can 'go Home In A Few Days'

Empress Emerita can 'go home in a few days'

Empress Emerita Michiko has had surgery for early-stage breast cancer. The Imperial Household Agency says she will be able to leave hospital in a few days.

The operation was performed at the University of Tokyo Hospital on Sunday. Surgeons removed the cancerous growth, believed to measure around one centimeter, and the surrounding tissue.

Empress Emerita's Breast Cancer Surgery Completed

Empress Emerita's breast cancer surgery completed

The Imperial Household Agency says Japan's Empress Emerita Michiko successfully completed surgery on Sunday afternoon. She is staying at the University of Tokyo Hospital to have a case of breast cancer treated.

An operation for stage-1 cancer began on Sunday morning, with the patient under general anesthesia. It took about four hours to finish the surgery..

Empress Emerita Undergoes Breast Cancer Surgery

Empress Emerita undergoes breast cancer surgery

Japan's Empress Emerita Michiko is undergoing surgery to treat her breast cancer in Tokyo.

The operation for stage-1 cancer began at the University of Tokyo Hospital on Sunday morning, with the patient under general anesthesia. It is expected to take about four hours.

Emperor And Empress Attend Sea Conservation Event

Emperor and Empress attend sea conservation event

Japan's Emperor and the Empress have taken part in the opening ceremony of an event which promotes conservation of marine resources and environments around the country.

The 39th event was held in the city of Akita in Akita Prefecture, northeastern Japan, under the theme of "nurturing the sea environment that leads to a rich future and regions". Around 1,000 people working at fisheries all over Japan participated.

Empress Emerita In Hospital For Surgery

Empress Emerita in hospital for surgery

Japan's Empress Emerita Michiko has been admitted to hospital to undergo surgery for breast cancer.

The Empress Emerita left the Imperial Palace by car for the University of Tokyo Hospital on Saturday morning.

Empress Emerita To Undergo Surgery On Sunday

Empress Emerita to undergo surgery on Sunday

Japan's Imperial Household Agency says Empress Emerita Michiko will undergo surgery on Sunday to remove cancer from her breast.

A health checkup in July revealed a tumorous lump in the mammary gland of her left breast. The diagnosis was stage one cancer that does not appear to have spread.

Emperor, Empress Meet Ticad Leaders

Emperor, Empress meet TICAD leaders

Japan's Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako have invited leaders who attended the Tokyo International Conference on African Development, or TICAD, to a tea party at the Imperial Palace.

Leaders and their spouses from more than 30 African nations attended the event following the three-day conference on Friday.

Empress Emerita To Undergo Cancer Surgery

Empress Emerita to undergo cancer surgery

Japan's Imperial Household Agency says Empress Emerita Michiko has been diagnosed with a relatively early stage of breast cancer. Agency officials say that it's unlikely that the cancer has spread to other organs.

The agency says a tumorous mass was found in the mammary gland of her left breast during a health checkup last month.

Empress Emerita Undergoes Cataract Surgery

Empress Emerita undergoes cataract surgery

Empress Emerita Michiko has undergone cataract surgery at a hospital in Tokyo.

The Empress Emerita was diagnosed with cataracts after her vision started to become blurry several years ago. The symptoms progressed in recent years, and both eyes required surgery.

Emperor, Empress Attend Vienna Boys Choir Concert

Emperor, Empress attend Vienna Boys Choir concert

Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako attended a concert by the Vienna Boys Choir on Friday. They enjoyed the beautiful harmonies presented in the children's performance.

The Vienna Boys Choir, which dates back more than 500 years, comes to Japan almost every year. The Emperor and Empress have attended the concert four years in a row.

Emperor Emeritus, Empress Emerita Visit Kyoto

Emperor Emeritus, Empress Emerita visit Kyoto

Emperor Emeritus Akihito is now in Kyoto with Empress Emerita Michiko to visit the mausoleums of his ancestors and report his abdication.

The Imperial couple arrived at Kyoto Station on Tuesday afternoon. They waved to the many people who had gathered in front of the station to welcome them.

Empress Emerita Diagnosed With Heart Disease

Empress Emerita diagnosed with heart disease

Japan's Imperial Household Agency says Empress Emerita Michiko has been diagnosed with heart disease.

The 84-year-old Empress Emerita underwent a heart examination on Saturday after a blood test showed an increased level of a cardiac hormone called BNP, which points to a higher risk of heart failure.