Imperial Garden Party

Japan's imperial family members listen to the national anthem during the annual autumn garden party at the Akasaka Palace imperial garden in Tokyo

On 31st October, Autumn Imperial Garden Party hosted by Their Majesties was held at Akasaka Gyoen. Their Majesties and Their Imperial Highnesses Crown Prince Naruhito, Prince & Princess of Akishinonomiya, Prince & Princess of Hitachinomiya, Princess Yoko of Mikasanomiya, Princess Tsuguko & Princess Noriko of Takamadonomiya attended the party.

Japan's Emperor Akihito, Empress Michiko and the Imperial family members walk to crowd guests during the annual autumn garden party in Tokyo

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JAPAN-ROYALSDuring the party, Mr. Taro Yamamoto, an upper house member suddenly handed a letter about about the health problems of children affected by the Fukushima nuclear disaster and the tough environment for workers trying to contain the crisis prompted by the Great East Japan Earthquake to HIM Emperor Akihito.

1383218342938This unprecedented event provoked public controversy in Japan

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