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Reception for Prince of Japan, Akihito

Crown Prince Akihito on his wedding day, April 10, 1959.

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

From the Mayor's Reception Room at City Hall, official reception for His Imperial Highness, Akihito. National Anthems of Japan and the US play as dignitaries enter.

Whalen? speaks about Akihito's trip to New York so far. Presentation of a scroll. WNYC reporter describes the scene. Akihito briefly thanks the presenters. Police Orchestra plays.

[Akihito became emperor of Japan in 1989.]

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 69964
Municipal archives id: LT927