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B.What's New
This area lists new information about Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress and other members of the Imperial Family including addresses and press conferences, information about visits for the general public for the New Year greeting, exhibitions held in Sannomaru Shozokan (the Museum of the Imperial Collections), and other details.

C.The Imperial Family
Opens the pages that explain the genealogy of the Imperial Family, personal histories, imperial systems of Japan, official duties and public activities of Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress, activities of Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress and other members of the Imperial Family, and other details. The Imperial Palace and other Imperial Household establishments are also explained here.

D.Addresses and Press Conferences
pens the pages that introduce the addresses and press conferences of Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress, waka poems. The addresses and press conferences of Their Imperial Highnesses Crown Prince and Crown Princess, and Their Imperial Highnesses Prince and Princess Akishino are also introduced.

E.Traditional Culture
Introduced here are court events with long history including the Ceremony of the Kousho Hajime (Imperial New Year's Lectures) and Ceremony of the Utakai Hajime (Imperial New Year's Poetry Reading); and culture that has been passed down from ancient times including gagaku (Japanese Imperial Court Music), kemari (ancient football game of the Imperial Court), and traditional horsemanship in Japan, Kamoba (Imperial Wild Duck Preserves), and in Saitama and Chiba, Goryo Ukai (Imperial Cormorant Fishing) performed in Gifu.

F.How to participate in Public Events at the Imperial Palace and Visit the Palace and other Establishments
The visit guide for the Imperial Palaces in Tokyo and Kyoto, visit of the general public to the palace for the New Year greeting, and visit of the general public to the palace for His Majesty's birthday are explained. Here are the calendar showing the open and closed days for the East Gardens of the Imperial Palace; the current exhibitions at Sannomaru Shozokan (the Museum of the Imperial Collections) with paintings and calligraphy that have been passed from generation to generation in the imperial family; and the special open days of the Kyoto Imperial Palace.

G.The Imperial Household Agency
Here are posted the organization and functions of the Imperial Household Agency, laws and ordinances, budgetary matters, press releases on the health of the imperial family members, and publicity materials on video for publicity of the imperial family.
Here is explained how to access the documents that the Archives and Mausolea Department own.

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