Can you spot what’s wrong with the Japanese Imperial couple’s photo?

MANILA, Philippines – Several netizens have expressed their disappointment over the Japanese Imperial couple’s picture at the Rizal monument in Luneta park in Manila.

Can you spot what’s wrong with the Japanese Imperial couple’s photo?
Can you spot what’s wrong with the Japanese Imperial couple’s photo? PHOTO CREDIT: Facebook/Official Gazette

On Wednesday, January 27 Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko laid wreath at the monument of the country’s national hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal, to pay tribute. Manila Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada also appeared during the wreath-laying ceremony.

A photo of the Imperial couple during the said event was shared on the Facebook page of Official Gazette. Netizens questioned as to why the photo had to be taken from the side.

Several members of the online community pointed out that this was done in order to hide Torre de Manila, the infamous “photobomber” in the historic site.

“Greatest photo bomber of all time.. torre de manila..haha,” commented Facebook user Jerick Rupinto.

A certain Seph Moore wrote: “Tingnan nyo di na makunan ng magandang angulo yung himlayang ng pambansang bayani natin. Dahil sa building na tinatayo sa likod nito”

(They can’t take a photo of our national hero’s shrine on a good angle. That’s because of the building erected at it’s back.)

Netizen Rez Gaud added: “Ganyang angulo na lang para hindi kita ang photobomber, grr.”

(Take it on that angle only so that the photobomber won’t be seen.)

To mark the 60th anniversary of the diplomatic ties between the Philippines and Japan, the emperor and empress of Japan have visited the country for a historic five-day state visit. The two were welcomed by President Benigno Aquino III during their arrival on Tuesday, January 26 and will be staying until January 30.

In 1962, Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko visited the Philippines as crown prince and princess of Japan.

“Their visit underscores the abiding friendship between the Japanese and Filipino people. As our country charts the path that leads to sustainable, inclusive growth we are fortunate that Japan is our steadfast partner and ally,” said Presidential Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. 

- Mini, The Summit Express

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