Japan's Emperor Akihito celebrates his 83rd birthday

On December 23, 2016, Japan's Emperor Akihito, accompanied his family, Empress Michiko, Crown Prince Naruhito, Crown Princess Masako, Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko appears on the bullet-proofed balcony of the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, waving to hundreds of well-wishers celebrating the monarch's 83rd birthday. The emperor thanked the Japanese public for its support following his video message in August indicating his desire to abdicate. Happy birthday to you Emperor Akihito.
Princess Masako, wife of Crown Prince Naruhito; Naruhito; Akihito; Empress Michiko; Prince Akishino, Akihitos second son; Princess Kiko, Akishinos wife; and Princess Mako, Akishinos daughter
Princess Masako, wife of Crown Prince Naruhito; Naruhito; Akihito; Empress Michiko; Prince Akishino, Akihitos second son; Princess Kiko, Akishinos wife; and Princess Mako, Akishinos daughter

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