The Japanese couple are on a 10-day European tour that also includes stops in the three Baltic countries and Britain. Later Tuesday, they were scheduled to have lunch with Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt.
On Wednesday, the emperor and empress attend the 300th anniversary celebrations of the birth of Carl Linnaeus, a Swedish scientist known for creating a system for scientifically classifying living organisms.
On the last leg of the trip, they are scheduled to visit London on May 27 and will meet Queen Elizabeth II. They were to return to Japan on May 30.
When General Wesley Clark spoke about the famous list of seven Middle Eastern countries to be demolished in five consecutive years, he has done nothing but remark, for the last time, if there was any need, Washington's willingness to redesign the Middle East within a more general framework of global domination.