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    NEW IMPERIAL PALACE BUILDING WHICH WAS STARTED JUNE 29TH, 1964 WAS COMPLETED TODAY FOR THEIR MAJESTIES THE EMPEROR AND THE EMPRESS WITH A TOTAL AREA OF 12,000 SQUARE METERS WITH THE BUDGET OF US $ 35 MILLION DOLLARS (13 BILLION YEN) WHICH WAS DESIGNED BY MR.

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    Background: NEW IMPERIAL PALACE BUILDING WHICH WAS STARTED JUNE 29TH, 1964 WAS COMPLETED TODAY FOR THEIR MAJESTIES THE EMPEROR AND THE EMPRESS WITH A TOTAL AREA OF 12,000 SQUARE METERS WITH THE BUDGET OF US $ 35 MILLION DOLLARS (13 BILLION YEN) WHICH WAS DESIGNED BY MR. JUNZO YOSHIMURA, A PROFESSOR OF THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE TOKYO UNIVERSITY OF ART. THE EMPEROR DID NOT WANTED TO HAVE NEW PALACE AFTER THE WAR AS EVERYBODY SUFFER FROM SHORTAGE OF THE HOUSES AND HE WOULD LIKE TO REFRAIN FROM BUILDING NEW PALACE UNTIL EVERYBODY HAVE A HOUSE OR AN APARTMENT FLAT. WHEN THE TIME HAS COME IN 1964, EVERYTHING WAS RESTORED NEARLY TWENTY YEARS AFTER THE WAR AND THE EMPEROR AGREED WITH THE BUILDING OF NEW PALACE. THE FIRSTLY IT WAS DESIGNED TO BE COMPLETED 25 MILLION DOLLARS. HOWEVER, DURING THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE PALACE, EVERYTHING WAS INCREASED IN PRICE AND THE BUDGET WAS OVER NEARLY 10 MILLION DOLLARS. THE ENTIRE DESIGN IS JAPANESE STYLE OF THE TRADITIONAL PALACE LIKE THAT OF KYOTO THOUGH THE INTERIOR IS COMBINATION OF WESTERN AND JAPANESE STYLE AND MADE OF CONCRETE NOT MADE OF WOOD FOR ANTI-FIRE. THEY DO NOT USE ANY CURTAINS FOR THE WINDOW AND USE THE JAPANESE STYLE PAPER SCREEN. UNDER THE PALACE, THERE IS A PARKING SPACE FOR 120 AUTOMOBILES. A GRAND RECEPTION ROOM AND THE CHOWA ROOM WHERE THE EMPEROR WILL MAKE IT A RULE TO INTERVIEW WITH FOREIGN PRESIDENTS OR THE HIGH OFFICIALS AND A BIG DINING ROOM FOR THE GUESTS. THERE IS AN OFFICE ROOM FOR THE EMPEROR WHERE HE SEES MANY DOCUMENTS AND SIGN THE PAPERS. THE WHOLE PALACE BUILDING WAS DIVIDED INTO FOUR MAJOR BUILDINGS AND THERE IS A YARD SURROUNDED BY THE PALACE BUILDINGS. THEIR MAJESTIES THE EMPEROR AND THE EMPRESS WILL MOVE TO THIS NEW PALACE FROM NOVEMBER 1ST. HOWEVER, THE CROWN PRINCE AND PRINCESS WILL LIVE IN THEIR OWN HOUSE FEW MILES APART FROM THE PALACE. ACCORDING TO THE EMPEROR'S WILL, A PART OF THE IMPERIAL PALACE SITES WAS OPENED FOR THE PUBLIC AS A NATIONAL PARK WHERE MORE THAN 8,000 PEOPLE VISIT THERE ALMOST EVERYDAY. UPON COMPLETION OF THE NEW PALACE, THEIR MAJESTI
    ES THE EMPEROR AND THE EMPRESS WILL RECEIVE ALL FOREIGN IMPORTANT GUESTS AND SEE THE CABINET MINISTERS. THE IMPERIAL GARDEN PARTY OR RECEPTION WILL BE HELD HERE FROM NOW ON WHICH WAS SUSPENDED LAST FOUR YEARS IN THE PREMISES OF THIS PALACE SITE DUE TO THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE NEW PALACE BUILDING. ON THE OTHER HAND, NEW IMPERIAL PALACE AND SITES WAS SHORTENED DUE TO THE OPENING OF A PARK. THE NEW PALACE BUILDING IS COMPLETELY EQUIPPED WITH AIR CONDITIONED AND CENTRAL HEATING SYSTEM AND ENTIRE JAPANESE TRADITIONAL ARCHITECTURE STYLE WAS EMPHASISED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADQHQ5AU02CG34YVM4UC8NGNXQ
    Media URN:
    VLVADQHQ5AU02CG34YVM4UC8NGNXQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/10/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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