Emperor’s day bash in Majuro

At the Japan Emperor’s birthday celebration at Marshall Islands Resort Tuesday night, this team broke open the keg of sake. From left: Foreign Minister Casten Nemra, Iroojlaplap Kotak Loeak, Chief Justice Carl Ingram, President David Kabua and Japan Ambassador Norio Saito. Photo: Chewy Lin.

A big crowd led by President David Kabua turned out to celebrate the 61st birthday of Japan’s Emperor Naruhito Tuesday night at Marshall Islands Resort with Japan Ambassador Norio Saito and Japan Embassy staff. Lively singing and dancing, speeches, toasts, and ceremonial breaking of a sake drum were part of the festive evening.


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