Members of the Imperial family of Japan Make a Public Appearence in Tokyo. (VIDEOS)

On Friday, January 2, 2015, Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan accompanied by Their Imperial Highnesses Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako of Japan, Their Imperial Highnesses Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko of Japan along with other members of the Imperial family appeared on the balcony at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo in celebration of the Shogatsu (Japanese New Year).

During his speech to his people beloved emperor noted that “…at the start of this year, I wish for happiness and tranquility of people in the world and our country…” according to Reuters.