The Japanese imperial couple in Uppsala

Japanese Imperial Visit to Uppsala

Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko’s visit to Sweden reaches its climax on Wednesday with a series of events in Uppsala marking the 300th anniversary of Swedish botanist Carl Linné.

The imperial couple, accompanied by the Swedish king and queen, attended a memorial ceremony on Wednesday morning in Uppsala Cathedral, where Linné is burried.

After the emperor and empress attend a concert and meet Japanese and Swedish students and researchers, they are due to attend a banquet at Uppsala Castle.

The imperial couple leave Sweden on Thursday for the three Baltic states, before heading to Britain.

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