On December 8th, 2016, the Consular Office of Japan in Portland hosted a reception to celebrate the birthday of His Majesty the Emperor of Japan at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Portland. The Honorable Kate Brown, Governor of Oregon, attended the ceremony and reception in spite of the bad weather.
At the ceremony, the national anthems of both countries were played. After remarks by Consul General Kojiro Uchiyama and Governor Kate Brown, they led the guests in a toast to His Majesty the Emperor and to the President of the United States.
Our thanks to all who were in attendance.
Celebration of the Birthday of His Majesty the Emperor of Japan
December 19, 2016