Akihito, Michiko among 6 members of the royal family who receive beatings: The Asahi Shimbun
Six members of the Imperial Family aged 65 or older, including Emperor Emeritus Akihito and Empress Emeritus Michiko, were vaccinated against COVID-19 on June 1.
Akihito, 87, and Michiko, 86, were beaten at their residence, Sento Imperial Palace in Tokyo’s Minato district.
Prince Hitachi and his wife, Princess Hanako, as well as Princess Nobuko, widow of Prince Tomohito, and Princess Hisako, widow of Prince Takamado, received vaccines at the Imperial Household Hospital of the Imperial Palace, said sources.
They were the first members of the royal family to be vaccinated.
Seven members of the royal family were eligible for priority vaccination for those aged 65 or older.
Only Princess Yuriko, 97, widow of Prince Mikasa, has yet to be vaccinated.
Unlike members of the general public, members of the Imperial Family do not register their addresses with city governments, and as such will not receive vaccination vouchers from them.
The Imperial Household Agency had said in the past that it coordinate with the Ministry of Health and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government to secure vaccines and that, “We will follow government policy and perform vaccinations for them according to their wishes.”