New Year’s Celebration


On 1st January 2015, HIM Emperor Akihito and HIM Empress Michiko attended the Ceremony of New Year’s Celebration took place at Imperial Palace.


It is the ceremony that Their Majesties receive greetings from the other members of Imperial Family; the Speaker and Vice-Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President and Vice-President of the House of Councillors; Diet members; the Prime Minister; Ministers of State; the Chief Justice and Justices of the Supreme Court; other government officials with Imperial attestation; Administrative Vice-Ministers of Ministries and Agencies and other leading figures of legislative, executive and judicial organs; prefectural governors and chairpersons of prefectural assemblies; and heads of diplomatic missions to Japan and their spouses. This ceremony is considered a state event.




It is the first time for HIH Princess Kako of Akishino to attend the Ceremony.



Photo from Sankei and Huffington Post



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3 responses to “New Year’s Celebration

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  2. SASSY

    Why is Masako not there?

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