King, Queen Look To Reinforce Japanese Relations

King Felipe and Queen Letizia recently returned from a roughly week-long state visit to Japan.

Among numerous meetings, Their Majesties shared a meal and other meetings with Emperor Akohito and Empress Michiko.

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King Felipe wearing the collar of the Japanese Order of the Chrysanthemum. The Emperor wearing the collar of the Spanish Order of the Golden Fleece. © Casa de S.M. el Rey

The King and Queen also, as is customary, met with Spaniards living and working in Japan.

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The King worked to strengthen business ties between the two countries, meeting with business leaders on both sides.

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The King and Queen, and the Emperor and Empress on a bullet train ride. © Casa de S.M. el Rey

The Queen visited researchers specializing in rare diseases, one of the focuses of her young reign.

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