Japan’s Emperor Celebrates 78th Birthday

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December 23, 2011, Tokyo, Japan – Japan’s Emperor Akihito (3rd L) waves with Empress Michiko (C), Crown Prince Naruhito (2nd L) and Crown Princess Masako (L), Prince Akishino (3rd R), his wife Princess Kiko (2nd R) and his daughter Princess Mako (R) to well-wishers, in celebration of his 78th birthday, from a balcony of the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO)

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Well-wishers wave Japanese national flags to celebrate Japan’s Emperor Akihito’s 78th birthday at the Imperial Palace. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO)

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