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Japanese embassy marks Emperor's birthday

The reception was attended by diplomatic corps, businessmen and government officials

In Summary

• Known as 'Tennou Tanjyobi', this holiday is celebrated on the birthday of the current emperor

Japanese Embassy staff in kimonos (traditional attire)
Japanese Embassy staff in kimonos (traditional attire)
Image: Moses Mwangi

In celebration of the birthday of His Majesty the Emperor Naruhito of Japan, Japanese Ambassador Horie Ryoichi and his spouse Madame Yuko hosted a lunchtime reception at their Riverside Drive ambassadorial residence in Nairobi on Friday. 

Known as 'Tennou Tanjyobi', this holiday is celebrated on the birthday of the current emperor. Thus, if the emperor changes, the national holiday will change to the birthday of the new emperor. Emperor Naruhito was born on February 23.

 

The reception was attended by invited guests from members of the diplomatic corps, businessmen and government institutions.

Industrialist Khalid Ahmed, Culture CS Amina Mohamed, Japanese Ambassador Horie Ryoichi and his wife Madame Yuko toast a drink
Industrialist Khalid Ahmed, Culture CS Amina Mohamed, Japanese Ambassador Horie Ryoichi and his wife Madame Yuko toast a drink
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ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi and Broadcasting PS Esther Koimett
ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi and Broadcasting PS Esther Koimett
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Eastern Africa Association regional representative Nikhil Hira, Swiss Ambassador Ralf Heckner and New Zeland honorary consul Stewart Lairt Henderson
Eastern Africa Association regional representative Nikhil Hira, Swiss Ambassador Ralf Heckner and New Zeland honorary consul Stewart Lairt Henderson
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Italian Ambassador Alberto Pieri and Education, TVET PS Kevit Desai
Italian Ambassador Alberto Pieri and Education, TVET PS Kevit Desai
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Russian Ambassador Dmitry Maksimychev and UN resident coordinator Siddharth Chatterjee
Russian Ambassador Dmitry Maksimychev and UN resident coordinator Siddharth Chatterjee
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US Ambassador Kyle McCarter and his wife Victoria McCarter
US Ambassador Kyle McCarter and his wife Victoria McCarter
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