Crown Prince Akihito and Crown Princess Michiko in Ethiopia, 1960

Emperor Haile Selassie and Empress Menen Asfaw of Ethiopia host Crown Prince Akihito and Crown Princess Michiko of Japan on this day in 1960, at the start of their Tour of Iran, Ethiopia, India, and Nepal. The highlight of the visit was a State Banquet hosted by the Emperor for the Crown Prince and Crown Princess (wearing the Pearl Sunburst Tiara) at the Jubilee Palace in Addis Ababa.

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