On Friday, December 8th, 2017, 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. Rice from Hokkaido as well as saké from Toyama, Fukushima and Hokkaido were featured.
This year we were blessed with excellent weather and the reception was attended by nearly 360 people, including state officials such as Governor Kate Brown, local government figures, sister-city officials, academic leaders, business people and the local Japanese American community.
Emperor’s Birthday Celebration Reception
December 14, 2017