Japanese New Year’s Audience 2018

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As part of their annual New Year tradition, members of the Japanese Imperial Family, including Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako, joined Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko as they waved to well-wishers and the Emperor gave his New Year’s Speech from the balcony of the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on January 2nd. On the 1st, the Imperial Family hosted a glittering New Year’s Reception.

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