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The Japan News/Yomiuri
The Japan News/Yomiuri
The Yomiuri Shimbun

Emperor visits Tokyo exhibit on Okinawa

The Emperor and Empress visit the Okinawa special exhibition at the National Archives of Japan in Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo, on Tuesday. (Credit: The Yomiuri Shimbun)

The Emperor and Empress on Tuesday visited the National Archives of Japan in Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo, to view the "Special Exhibition Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Okinawa's Reversion to Japan."

About 40 official documents and donated materials show how Japan negotiated the return of Okinawa, which was under U.S. rule after World War II, and how Okinawa recovered after its reversion to Japan in 1972.

The Emperor and Empress were briefed on the diary of former Prime Minister Eisaku Sato, who was instrumental in reaching the agreement for the reversion of Okinawa, as well as the original promulgation of the reversion agreement.

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