Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Imperial Birthday

Today is the 76th birthday of tennou heika (His Majesty, the Emperor of Japan), a fine time to remember that this year brought the 20th anniversary of his taking the throne and the 50th wedding anniversary of the Imperial Couple.
"I hope that all of you will take good care of yourselves and be able to ring in the New Year in good health," he said during three separate appearances at a palace balcony.
May you as well, Majesty. May your reign be known ten thousand years.

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