• Short Summary

    HIS MAJESTY THE EMPEROR OF JAPAN WILL BE 67 YEARS OLD ON APRIL 29TH 1968 AND LARGE SCALE CELEBRATION WILL BE MADE ON THE DAY AND IT WILL BE NATIONAL HOLIDAY HERE.

  • Description

    HIS MAJESTY THE EMPEROR OF JAPAN WILL BE 67 YEARS OLD ON APRIL 29TH 1968 AND LARGE SCALE CELEBRATION WILL BE MADE ON THE DAY AND IT WILL BE NATIONAL HOLIDAY HERE. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE NEW CONSTITUTION OF JAPAN, THE EMPEROR STAYS AWAY FROM THE POLITICS AND JUST SIGNS ON THE DOCUMENTS PASSED THROUGH THE DIET. . . THE PRESENT CONSTITUTION PROVIDES THAT "THE EMPEROR SHALL BE THE SYMBOL OF THE STATE AND OF THE UNITY OF THE PEOPLE, DERIVING HIS POSITION FROM THE WILL OF PEOPLE WITH WHOM RESIDES SOVEREIGN POWER". THE STATUS OF THE EMPEROR UNDERWENT A MARKED CHANGE AFTER WORLD WAR 2. TILL THE END OF THE WAR THE EMPEROR OF JAPAN HAD BEEN THE ABSOLUTE MORMARCH OF THE JAPANESE EMPIRE. ALTHOUGH HE WAS ACTUALLY A FIGUREHEAD, HE WAS CONSIDERED SACRED AND INVIOLABLE, AND REGARDED AS A "LIVING GOD" THROUGH THE SHINTOISTIC IDEA OF: DEDICATION OF JAPAN". the present emperor is named "HIROHITO". HE WAS BORN ON APRIL 29, 1901, AND WAS ENTHRONED IN 1926, HE IS BLESSED WITH TWO SONS AND FOUR DAUGHTERS, FOUR DAUGHTERS ARE ALREADY MARRIED AND ONE DAUGHTER WAS DEAD. HIS ELDEST SON, THE CROWN PRINCE, IS NAMED AKIHITO WHO WAS BORN IN 1933, AND MARRIED TO MISS MICHIKO SHODA ON APRIL 10, 1959. THE EMPEROR'S FAVORITE HOBBY IS MARINE BIOLOGY, HE POSSESSES A LABORATORY IN THE PALACE GROUND WHERE HE CARRIES ON RESEARCH OCCASIONALLY. HE ALSO INTERESTED IN BOTANY AND RAISE THOUSANDS OF DIFFERENT TREE IN THE PALACE GROUND AND HE USED TO LOOK ROUND THE GARDEN TO OUTWATCH DIFFERENT BONSAI IN THE GARDEN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA46NLS9PYJXNMV348D20QZKCWP
    Media URN:
    VLVA46NLS9PYJXNMV348D20QZKCWP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/04/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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