明仁天皇退位在即 與皇后美智子走訪過世界各地 積極參政 | Japan’s Imperial couple traveled worldwide

日本明仁天皇退位在即,他和皇后美智子在位時曾走遍了日本和世界各地。

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) – The Emperor and Empress have traveled throughout Japan and the world over the years.

基於本身的職責,明仁天皇在他統治的頭15年裡,走訪了全日本47個都府道縣和偏遠離島。而在2017年訪問完鹿兒島縣後,明仁天皇與皇后則一起完成了所有都府道縣的第二次巡視。此時天皇已訪問了55個偏遠島嶼。

The Emperor put special priority on his duty as the “symbol of the state” to visit every part of Japan, particularly remote areas and islands. He traveled to all 47 prefectures in the nation in the first 15 years of his reign, and with his visit to Kagoshima Prefecture in 2017, the Emperor completed a second tour of all the prefectures with the Empress. He has visited 55 remote islands.

當明仁及美智子進行區域訪問並參與當地活動時,他們會造訪當地機構,了解不同地區的傳統、文化、產業和學術研究。他們看到了人民是如何生活的,並予以關心和傾聽。

When the Emperor and Empress visited regional areas for annual events, such as the national tree-planting festival, they went to a variety of facilities, including those connected to regional traditions and culture, industries and academic research. They saw how people lived and listened to them.

天皇與皇后也積極從事社會關懷。有一次,皇后參加1998年長野殘奧會,一時激動下跟著群眾一起揮舞著手臂,幫參賽者加油。

Once, the Empress, on the spur of the moment, raised her arms to join in a “wave” at a venue for the 1998 Paralympics in Nagano as the Emperor watched with a warm gaze.

多年來,皇帝和皇后也致力於痲瘋病患的照顧。他們曾參觀全國14所療養院並與患者進行交談,最後一次則是在2014年7月。

The Emperor and Empress have also devoted themselves to interacting with people with Hansen’s disease. Over the years, they visited and had conversations with residents at all 14 sanatoriums in the nation, the last being in July 2014.

天皇與皇后也為日本皇室在國際積極開闢新天地。

They also broke new ground for the Imperial family in the area of international goodwill.

在兩人登基以後,他們一起正式訪問了28個國家,這是所有歷任天皇當中最多的。而在他們還是皇太子和公主時就曾一起造訪過23個國家,加上未列入官方統計的數字,他們已去過58個國家,積極地與其他國家的政要交流,促進國際合作。

Following their enthronement, the Emperor and the Empress paid official visits to 28 countries, the most of any emperor. If the countries they visited as crown prince and princess are included, the number rises to 51; add the nations they traveled to unofficially, and the total reaches 58.