Ceremonies in Imperial Palace

Related to the affairs of state, His Majesty the Emperor appoints the Prime Minister and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court at ceremonies such as Imperial Investiture. Aside from these ceremonies, various events are held.

His Majesty appoints the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court as designated by the Cabinet. Their Majesties’ New Year Reception is held on January 1. His Majesty conferred the Order of Cultural Merit upon the recipient.In the spring and fall, His Majesty confers the First Order of Merit and higher upon the recipients.
His Majesty appoints the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court as designated by the Cabinet. Their Majesties' New Year Reception is held on January 1. His Majesty conferred the Order of Cultural Merit upon the recipient.In the spring and fall, His Majesty confers the First Order of Merit and higher upon the recipients.
Their Majesties receive official visits from kings and presidents from abroad.    
Their Majesties receive official visits from kings and presidents from abroad.