Emperor of Japan Visits SI

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His Majesty Emperor Akihito and Her Majesty Empress Michiko of Japan visited the Smithsonian in June 1994. They visited the Freer Gallery of Art to view a selection of the world famous Japanese art collection the Gallery has. Because of the Emperor's scholarly interest in marine biology, they also visited with ichthyologists in the National Museum of Natural History and talked with senior scientists Victor Springer and David Johnson.


  • Michiko Empress, consort of Akihito, Emperor of Japan 1934-
  • Akihito Emperor of Japan 1933-
  • Johnson, David H
  • Springer, Victor Gruschka 1928-
  • Freer Gallery of Art
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 98-015, Box 2, "The Torch," August 1994, p. 2.

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June 1994


  • Marine Biology
  • Art
  • Visits of state
  • Ichthyology
  • Art, Japanese
  • Marine biology

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