Is there a proper way to address the Emperor of Japan when meeting in person? Is he addressed as 天皇 or 天皇陛下?

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He is addressed as [陛下]{へいか} ("Your Majesty"). Directly calling him [天皇]{てんのう} would be rude. Princes and princesses are addressed as [殿下]{でんか} ("Your Highness").

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