The Japanese Empress Michiko has been diagnosed with acute bronchitis, reported a spokesman for the Imperial House.
The 82-year-old Empress cancelled her schedule to attend a national karate championship in Tokyo after being diagnosed with the respiratory disease.
However, she does not need to be hospitalized, according to the Japanese Imperial Household.
‘The 82-year-old Japanese Empress Michiko cancelled her schedule to attend a national karate championship in Tokyo after being diagnosed with acute bronchitis.’
The health of her 82-year-old husband Emperor Akihito was more fragile following a heart bypass operation in 2012.