• Short Summary

    EMPEROR HIROHITO OF JAPAN CELEBRATED HIS 61ST BIRTHDAY ON APRIL 29. HE INSTRUCTED THAT ALL?

  • Description

    EMPEROR HIROHITO OF JAPAN CELEBRATED HIS 61ST BIRTHDAY ON APRIL 29. HE INSTRUCTED THAT ALL GIFTS RECEIVED SHOULD BE DISTRIBUTED TO 149 REFORMATORIES, FOUR SCHOOLS FOR DEAF-MUTES, 500 NURSERY SCHOOLS AND HOMES FOR OLD PEOPLE, AND FIVE OTHER WELFARE INSTITUTIONS.

    THE EMPEROR IS IN THE 37TH YEAR OF HIS REIGN. CONSEQUENTLY, IN THE JAPANESE CALENDAR, 1962 IS WRITTEN AS "SHOWA 37". HE CHOSE THE NAME "SHOWA" (MEANING "PEACE") AS THE NAME OF HIS REIGN WHEN HE ASCENDED THE THRONE.

    TODAY, HE DELIGHTS IN PLAYING WITH HIS GRANDSON, PRINCE HIRO, OR IN SPENDING HOURS STUDYING MARINE LIFE IN HIS LABORATORY OR READING BOOKS IN THE STUDY OF HIS MOATED PALACE IN THE HEART OF TOKYO.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACBXC1MZNROL5XJ6EG00M1B0XE
    Media URN:
    VLVACBXC1MZNROL5XJ6EG00M1B0XE
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/04/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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