On April 19, 2012, Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan hosted a lovely garden party for “… 2,500 dignitaries and foreign envoys…” at Akasaka Palace in Tokyo.  Also, in attendance were His Imperial Highness Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan, Their Imperial Highnesses Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko, astronaut Satoshi Furukawa, and the Japanese Prime Minister, Mr. Yoshihiko Noda to name a few.

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Sources: Focus Taiwan and Kyodo News via IHA.

Photo courtesy of Japan Today