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Throwback: Japan Consul General to New York Celebrates Emperor Akihito's Birthday

Photo Credits: Society & Diplomatic Review

On December 5th, 2017 Consul-General Ambassador Reiichiro Takahashii hosted a reception in celebration of the birthday of His Majesty the Emperor of Japan. Distinguished guests from the tri-state joined for the reception held in New York City.

 Opening remarks by Consul-General Takahashii focused on the strong economic ties between Japan and the U.S. in the mid-south, as well as hopes for the further enhancement of the strong partnership between the two countries, and were followed by a toast by dignitaries of Japan.


After the ceremony, guests enjoyed Japanese sake and cuisine such as wagyu beef, newly cropped rice, and sushi. The reception also hosted booths from a variety of Japanese companies which introduced their business activities in this region. Additionally, we shared useful information about travel to Japan and Japanese language education.




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