On 30 October 2015, the United Nations University was honoured to host a visit by Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress of Japan. Their Majesties met with international students from UNU’s postgraduate degree programmes in commemoration of UNU’s 40th anniversary.
UNU Rector David M. Malone (second from left) and UNU Senior Vice-Rector Prof. Kazuhiko Takeuchi (left) greet Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress of Japan as they arrive at the United Nations University on 30 October 2015. Photo: C. Christophersen/UNU
Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress of Japan meet with UNU postgraduate students and senior UNU staff. Left to right: UNU Senior Academic Programme Officer Srikantha Herath, UNU Rector David M. Malone, UNU PhD student Singay Dorji (Bhutan), UNU Senior Vice-Rector Prof. Kazuhiko Takeuchi, UNU-IAS Director Dr Kazuhiko Takemoto, His Majesty the Emperor Akihito, Her Majesty the Empress Michiko, and UNU PhD student Ridhika Aggarwal (India). Photo: C. Christophersen/UNU