From 27th October to 30th October, HM Emperor Akihito and HM Empress Michiko visited Fukuoka Prefecture and Oita Prefecture to attend the 37th National Meeting for the Healthy Ocean and encourage the people affected by the heavy rain in July.
On 27th October, Their Majesties met with the people affected by the heavy rain in July in Asakura City, Fukuoka Prefecture.
On that day, Their Majesties met with the affected people in Hita City, Oita Prefecture.
On 28th October, Their Majesties visited Yasukawa Innovation Center in Kitakyushu City and inspected the latest robotics.
On 29th October, Their Majesties attended the 37th National Meeting for the Healthy Ocean took place in Munakata City, Fukuoka Prefecture.
On that day, Their Majesties visited the Grand Shrine of Munakata in Munakata City which gained UNESCO World Heritage Status this year.
On 30th October, Their Majesties visited Kitakyushu Eco-Town Center in Kitakyushu City.