Japanese New Year’s Reception 2020

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Emperor Naruhito (wearing the Sash and Star of the Order of the Paulownia Flowers and the Star and Collar of the Order of the Chrysanthemum) and Empress Masako of Japan (in the Meiji Scroll Tiara, Two Diamond Riveres, Diamond Earrings, Chrysanthemum Brooch, and the Order of the Precious Crown) presided over the annual Ceremony of New Year’s Celebration at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on January 1st. The Emperor and Empress received 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 was the first New Year’s Reception of Emperor Naruhito’s Reign.

Crown Prince Akishino (in the Order of the Chrysanthemum) and Crown Princess Kiko (wearing the Diamond Scroll Tiara and the Order of the Precious Crown), Princess Mako (in her 20th-Birthday Tiara), Princess Kako (wearing her Diamond Tiara), and extended members of the Imperial Family (in their Personal Tiaras and the Order of the Precious Crown) were also present.

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  1. Jullie zijn een prachtig keizerlijk paar. Blijf en steun elkaar steeds zoals jullie dat vroeger deden. De keizerin is de laatste tijd opengebloeid en kan terug lachen wat eigenlijk iedereen blij maakt. Misschien kan de opvolging et nog veranderd wirden
    Gelukkig nieuwjaar en veel blijdschap.

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