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Emperor's Birthday

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There is a ceremony every year at the Imperial Palace on Emperor Akihito's birthday on December 23rd. Though it is usually closed to the public, this beautiful complex opens its gates to the people. Lines usually start forming very early in the morning. The emperor appears to the crowd on a balcony at 10:20 a.m. to cheer.

  1. 1. When does the Emperor greet crowds at the palace?
    1. a. 7:34 p.m.
    2. b. 10:30 a.m.
    3. c. 10:20 a.m.
  2. 2. When is the Emperor's birthday?
    1. a. December 25th
    2. b. December 23rd
    3. c. December 24th
  3. 3. Who is the Japanese Emperor?
    1. a. Emperor Agoshi
    2. b. Emperor Yoshi
    3. c. Emperor Akihito