Emperor`s Birthday in Japan 2009

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Police control well-wishers as they line up from early morning to be allowed to enter the Imperial Palace. Emperor Akihito 76th birthday was celebrated in Japan with a national holiday and thousands of well-wishers being allowed into the Royal Palace for the occasion. He made three appearances during the day and spoke of the economy difficulties many Japanese people are suffering during his address. He was accompanied by Empress Michiko, Crown Prince Naruhito, Prince Akishino and their wives. Tokyo, Japan December 23rd 2009
Police control well-wishers as they line up from early morning to be allowed to enter the Imperial Palace. Emperor Akihito 76th birthday was celebrated in Japan with a national holiday and thousands of well-wishers being allowed into the Royal Palace for the occasion. He made three appearances during the day and spoke of the economy difficulties many Japanese people are suffering during his address. He was accompanied by Empress Michiko, Crown Prince Naruhito, Prince Akishino and their wives....
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