• Short Summary

    EMPEROR HIROHITO AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THE JAPANESE ROYAL FAMILY YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) GREETED NEARLY 200,000 NEW YEAR WELL WISHERS AT THE IMPERIAL PALACE IN TOKYO.

  • Description

    EMPEROR HIROHITO AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THE JAPANESE ROYAL FAMILY YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) GREETED NEARLY 200,000 NEW YEAR WELL WISHERS AT THE IMPERIAL PALACE IN TOKYO. WITH THE EMPEROR ON THE BALCONY OF THE PALACE WERE THE EMPRESS NAGAKO, CROWN PRINCE AKIHITO, AND HIS WIFE, PRINCESS MICHIKO. THE CROWN PRINCE'S YOUNGER BROTHER, PRINCE HITACHI WAS PRESENT WITH PRINCESS HANAKO, HIS WIFE.

    IT WAS THE FIRST TIME IN SIX YEARS THAT THE EMPEROR AND EMPRESS AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THE IMPERIAL FAMILY HAD MADE THEIR PUBLIC APPEARANCE IN THE PALACE COURTYARD. THE LAST TIME WAS BEFORE THERE CONSTRUCTION OF THE PALACE, WHICH WAS BEGUN IN 1964. EMPEROR HIROHITO STARTED MAKING HIS APPEARANCES IN 1948.

    SOME PEOPLE SPENT TWO NIGHTS OUTSIDE THE GATES TO BE THE FIRST TO ENTER THE PALACE GROUNDS THIS YEAR.

    DURING THE PUBLIC APPEARANCE, A MILITANT ANTI-MONARCHIST FIRED FIVE METAL MARBLES FROM A SLINGSHOT AT THE 67-YEAR-OLD EMPEROR. NONE OF THE SHOTS WENT NEAR HIM.

    POLICE DETAINED 48-YEAR-OLD KENZO OKUZAKI, WHO HAS FILED SIX LAWSUITS FOR THE ABOLITION OF THE MONARCHY, AND SAID HE TOLD THEM HE WAS SEEKING ATTENTION FOR HIS GRIEVANCES.

    THE PUBLIC IS ALLOWED INTO THE PALACE GROUNDS TWICE A YEAR, THE OTHER OCCASION BEING THE EMPEROR'S BIRTHDAY ON APRIL 29.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8D27W8MOMG5X3E035REZ3G3WX
    Media URN:
    VLVA8D27W8MOMG5X3E035REZ3G3WX
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/01/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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