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22 Dec 2018 | 06:43 AM UTC

Japan: Emperor’s birthday celebrations December 23

Emperor Akihito’s birthday celebrations to be held on December 23; anticipate disruptions near Tokyo Imperial Palace

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Event

Emperor Akihito's birthday celebrations will be held on Sunday, December 23, a national holiday in Japan. A public ceremony will be organized at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo which will open its gates to the public. A heightened security presence and associated transportation disruptions are to be anticipated near the palace.  

Advice

Individuals in Tokyo are advised to anticipate transportation disruptions near the Imperial Palace and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

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