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Final Garden Party

On 9th November, the Autumn Imperial Garden Party held by Their Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko took place at Akasaka Imperial Garden in Tokyo.
It became the last time for Their Majesties to hold the Imperial Garden Party before the abdication of His Majesty.

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Prime Minister of Malaysia

On 7th November, HM Emperor Akihito and HM Empress Michiko held the luncheon for Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad, Prime Minister of Malaysia and his wife at Imperial Residence.  Dr. Mahathir and his wife came to Japan to attend the conferment ceremony of the order he received.

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Imperial Conferment

On 6th November, HM Emperor Akihito attended the Conferment Ceremony for the First Order of Merit and higher took place at Imperial Palace.
It became the last time for His Majesty to attend the Conferment Ceremony of the Orders before his abdication.

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Honoring Cultural Contributors

On 3rd November, HM Emperor Akihito attended the conferment ceremony of Order of Culture took place at Imperial Palace.

On 5th November, HM Emperor Akihito, HM Empress Michiko, HIH Crown Prince Naruhito, HIH Crown Princess Masako, HIH Prince Fumihito and HIH Princess Kiko of Akishino attended the tea party for the recipients of the Order of Culture and the Persons of Cultural Merit took place at Imperial Palace.

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Imperial Visit to Kochi

From 27th October to 29th October, HM Emperor Akihito and HM Empress Michiko visited Kochi Prefecture to attend the 38th National convention for the development of abundantly productive sea.

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The 30th Anniversary of Praemium Imperiale

On 23rd October, HM Emperor Akihito and HM Empress Michiko attended the reception to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Praemium Imperiale in Honor of Prince Takamatsu, the global arts prize awarded annually by the Japan Art Association took place in Tokyo.
HIH Prince Masahito, the President of Japan Art Association and HIH Princess Hanako of Hitachi also attended the reception.

At the evening, the commendation ceremony of the 30th Praemium Imperiale took place in Tokyo. HIH Prince Masahito and HIH Princess Hanako of Hitachi attended the ceremony.

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Mekong Leaders

On 9th October, HM Emperor Akihito and HIH Crown Prince Naruhito attended the tea party for the leaders who attend the 10th Mekong-Japan Summit Meeting took place at Imperial Palace.

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Drums performed by the Handicapped

On 7th October, HM Emperor Akihito attended the concert of Japanese Drums performed by the handicapped people took place in Tokyo.

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President of Tajikistan

On 5th October, HM Emperor Akihito met with HE Mr Emomali RAHMON, President of the Republic of Tajikistan at Imperial Residence.

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Attestation Ceremony for New Ministers

On 2nd October, HM Emperor Akihito attended the attestation ceremony for the new ministers of the reshuffled cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took place at Imperial Palace.
On 4th October, HM Emperor Akihito also attended the attestation ceremony for the new vice ministers.

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