05 December 2013

New Stamp from India


The visit of Emperor and Empress of Japan


Date of Issue : 5 December 2013


Governer of Tamilnadu Dr. K. Rosaiah released the stamp to mark the visit of Emperor and Empress of Japan to India in Chennai. Chief Minister of Tamilnadu Dr. J. Jayalalithaa was also present in the function.

India Post issued a  Miniature sheet  on first official visit of the Japanese Emperor and Empress to India on 5th December 2013. The Miniature sheet  in the denomination of Rs. 20 features Qutub Minar and the Tokyo Tower. It is a rare occasion in Indian Philatelic History when a postage stamp has been released to commemorate the visit of a dignitary.



Emperor Akihito, Empress Michiko with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his wife Gursharan Kaur at the airport in New Delhi ' Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters


Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko visit India

In his first visit to any South Asian country after taking over the throne in 1990, Japan's Emperor Akihito and his wife Empress Michiko arrived in Delhi on Saturday.

The royal couple, who had visited India in early 1960s as crown prince and princess, were received by Prime Minister Manmohan Singhand his wife Gursharan Kaur  on the airport tarmac in New Delhi.

The Japanese royal couple, on a six-day visit, are accompanied by a delegation of 50 including former Japanese prime minister Yoshiro Mori.


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