Emperors Birthday

The Emperor’s Birthday (天皇誕生日, Tennō tanjōbi) is an annual Public holiday in Japan celebrating the birthday of the reigning Emperor, which is currently 23 February as Emperor Naruhito was born on that day in 1960. It is enforced by a specific law, “The Law for Special Exception of the Imperial House Law concerning Abdication, etc. of Emperor” (天皇の退位等に関する皇室典範特例法) of 2017.

This year a celebration took place at the Public Trust Town Hall in Wellington CBD. Elizabeth-Marie Nes the president of Japan Society Hawke’s Bay attended this event with Japanese Nationals from Hawke’s Bay.

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