Japanese royal couple’s New Year address to the country

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(L-R) Japan’s former Empress Michiko, former Emperor Akihito, his son and current Japanese Emperor Naruhito, Empress Masako and Crown Prince Akishino greet well-wishers through a bullet-proof glass from a balcony during their New Year’s public appearance at the Imperial Palace in central Tokyo, Japan, 02 January 2020.

It was Naruhito’s first New Year address to the nation since his ascension to the Chrysanthemum Throne.

 

Photo: EPA-EFE/FRANCK ROBICHON

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