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The Japanese Consulate held birthday party for the Japanese Emperor


The Consul-General of Japan at Nashville and Mrs. Hiroshi Sato held a gala reception in honor of the Birthday of His Majesty, the Emperor of Japan, at the Nashville Airport Marriott Thursday night. Bill Larson and Mark Haynes of were invited, as Mark had a previous engagement, I was invited to go in his place. It was an unforgettable event.

This year is the celebration of the seventy-seventh birthday of His Imperial Majesty the Emperor Akihito. His birthday is celebrated as National Day (tenno no tanjobi) in Japan.The real birthday of this Emperor is on December 23. (The birthday celebration changes with the birth date of each Emperor.) Well wishes, banners, and flags are evident in Japan during this celebration and the Emperor usually marks the occasion with a special address to his people.

The Japanese Emperor Akihito and and Empress Michiko

The Japanese Emperor Akihito and and Empress Michiko

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