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Old 01-02-2015, 03:14 AM
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Here are some more pics of this year's New Year celebrations:




** Pic ** gettyimages gallery ** royalista.com article **


** pm gallery: Masako, souriante pour la nouvelle année **


** dailymail: Japanese emperor greets New Year well-wishers **


** hellomagazine: Japan's royals gather for regal New Year's greeting **


** japantoday: Emperor stresses importance of learning from World War II **
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The Imperial Family attended a lecture given by a top researcher today, January 9, 2015, during the annual "kosho hajime no gi" (ceremony of the first lecture) event as part of the New Year ceremonies at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo.



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Today, January 14, the Imperial Family attended the "Utakai-Hajime-no-Gi" New Year's poetry reading ceremony at the Imperial Palace.



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** mainichi.jp: Emperor recounts rice harvest scene in New Year poem **
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A touch of colour and more than a touch of glitter...

Imperial Princesses at the New Year's Reception 1 January 2015
These images are not copyrighted photographs but screen caps from news broadcasts.






L to R: Princess Kiko of Akishino and her daughters Princess Mako & Princess Kako;
Princess Tomohito of Mikasa and her daughters Princess Akiko & Princess Yohko;
Princess Takamado and her eldest daughter Princess Tsuguko.
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Thanks for the photos!
The Princesses looked lovely as usual. White silk used for Princess Kiko's and her daughter's dresses is amazing.
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FINALLY!!

I have been looking for pictures of the New Year's Reception all month and these are the first I've seen. Thank you so much for them.

A sweetheart neckline can be so flattering and also makes a lovely frame for a statement necklace and, as we all know, the Japanese Royal Ladies w/out a doubt have.


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I have been looking for pictures of the New Year's Reception all month and these are the first I've seen. Thank you so much for them.
You can find more pictures of the New Year's reception on the previous page and further up this page
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The Imperial Family received Indonesia's President Joko Widodo and his wife Iriana today, March 23, 2015. Some nice pics of them feeding carps swimming in a pond at the Ninomaru garden at the Imperial Palace were made as well.
I especially like the pic of Empress Michiko and the President's wife holding hands (pic 4).



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Charming pictures - thank you, iceflower.
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Thanks for the photos!
It is surprising to see Mrs Widodo holding Empress Michiko's hands. It might be viewed as a breach of the protocol. It is great to see Emperor Akihito greeting guests. This means he is doing well.
Empress Michiko and Princess Kiko look absolutely wonderful in kimonos.
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The Imperial Family hosted the annual spring garden party at the Akasaka Palace imperial garden in Tokyo on April 21:



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** pm gallery: Michiko et Kiko fêtent le printemps **


** nhk.or.jp: Emperor hosts spring garden party **

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www.fnn-news.com: Dinner to honour Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn

Prince Akishino, Princess Kiko, Princess Kako, and Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn dined out together.
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Monarchies en Asie et au Pacifique: La princesse Sirindhorn au Japon
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Empress Michiko as Honorary President of the Japan Red Cross Society and Princess Kiko as Honorary Vice President attended the JRCS annual meeting at Meiji Jingu Shrine Hall in Tokyo today, May 13:


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On 13th May, HIM Empress Michiko as the Honorary President of Japanese Red Cross Society attended the annual convention took place in Tokyo. HIH Princess Kiko of Akishino, HIH Princess Hanako of Hitachi, HIH Princess Nobuko of Mikasa and HIH Princess Hisako of Takamado as the Honorary Vice Presidents of Japanese Red Cross Society also attended the convention.
HIH Princess Nobuko attended the convention for the first time since 2001.~
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Família Imperial Japonesa participou na convenção anual da Cruz Vermelha em Tóquio - Blog_Real - O Blog das Monarquias
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Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko hosted a tea party for the Japan Academy members at the Imperial Palace today, June 1. Crown Prince Naruhito, Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko attended as well.

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko also attended the award ceremony of the Japan Academy Prizes at the Japan Academy in Tokyo.



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The Japanese royals host a gala banquet for the President of the Philippines.

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Thanks for the photos!
It is nice to see Crown Princess Masako attending the banquet.
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I wanted to see more pictures of the gala banquet.
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As you know, the IHA is very particular and pedantic about the photos they release.

https://ru-royalty.livejournal.com/3052344.html

The above link by karinna_87 contains photos and a video of the gala banquet for the President of Philippines.
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