His Majesty the Emperor's New Year Thoughts

1990 New Year Greeting by His Majesty the Emperor of Japan

I have passed the year, remembering the late Emperor Showa and performing my duties from day to day, with the well-being of the people in mind. This year, which began with His passing , has been an eventful and moving one.

In greeting the New Year, I intend to discharge my responsibilities, wishing for ever improving life of the people and continuing contribution of our country to the peace and prosperity of the world in humility as a member of the international community.