New Year’s Celebration

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

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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.

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

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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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