| Motohiko Kato, Ambassador of Japan to Brunei Darussalam |
TODAY, His Imperial Majesty, Emperor Akihito of Japan turns 84. This is an occasion of great celebration for the Japanese people. Emperor Akihito is a symbol of unity of the Japanese people and attaches great importance to his relationship with the people. He consistently moves hand-in-hand with the Japanese people and because of this, he is deeply loved and respected.