On 23rd March, HIM Emperor Akihito and HIM Empress Michiko met with HE Ir. H. Joko Widodo, President of the Republic of Indonesia and the First Lady at Imperial Palace. After the audience, Their Majesties held the luncheon.
HIM Empress Michiko, HIH Crown Prince Naruhito and HIH Prince Fumihito and HIH Princess Kiko of Akishino showed Presidential Couple over Higashi Gyoen (East Gardens) of Imperial Palace. They watched Butterfly Koi which is created by mating Hire-naga-goi, originally from Indonesia, and Nishiki-goi based on the idea of HIM Emperor Akihito.
HIM Emperor Akihito refrained from joining the walk due to a cold.