His Majesty the Emperor's New Year Thoughts


Last year, many people faced hardships due to the continuing severe economic conditions, and my heart goes out to them.

In this new year that we are greeting, I hope that everyone will help one another and support each other to overcome the challenges they are facing. I also hope that they will work together with the people of the world in pursuit of peace and do their utmost to build a better future.

It is my hope that the new year will be a good year for the people of Japan and the people of the world.