Japan's Emperor Akihito smiles as he talks with residents ...
Feb 2nd, 2012
(Reuters) - Japan's Emperor Akihito smiles as he talks with residents during a stroll near his imperial villa where he and his wife are staying in Hayama town, south of Tokyo February 2, 2012. The 78-year-old Emperor Akihito will undergo a coronary artery test on February 11 after an electrocardiogram showed minor ischemic change when he was engaged in light exercise, a symptom that could lead to insufficient blood flow to the heart, local media reported on Wednesday. Emperor Akihito, who ascended the throne in 1989, has had a series of health problems in recent years, including undergoing treatment for prostate cancer in 2003. REUTERS/Issei Kato (JAPAN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT ROYALS HEADSHOT) -
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