Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko.
St. Louis, MO (KSDK) - The royal arrival of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko came early afternoon at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.
Greeted by local dignitaries, they were taken by motorcade to downtown St. Louis under the Arch for a public ceremony. Then it was off to the St. Louis Art Museum for an invitation-only reception.
The royal couple later took in a few innings of the Cardinals-Pirates game at Old Busch Stadium.
NewsChannel 5's Ken Jones filed this report.