Japanese Consulate celebrates emperor’s birthday in Cape Town

Outgoing consul of Japan in South Africa Jiro Nishimura and his wife, Junko Nishimura, and the Western Cape MEC for Health, Nomafrench Mbombo at the emperor’s birthday event last Tuesday.

The Japanese Consulate of South Africa’s Cape Town office celebrated the Emperor of Japan, Hironomiya Naruhito’s birthday at the Cape Town Hotel School in Granger Bay last Tuesday, February 21.

This was the first time the consulate held a celebration in Cape Town, which was attended by government officials of Japan and South Africa, dignitaries, and members of the Japanese community in Cape Town.

Astrid Schirduan- Manley from Milnerton, with Stefan Huggett and Nicola Everitt from the Waterfront.
Amy Grassow and Robert Ketteringham, both from Observatory
Brent Meersman from Kloofnek, with Kentaro Toyosaki and Jane Horsfield , both from Fish Hoek
Bryan and Dawn Collier, from Melkbosstrand, with their bonsai exhibition at the emperor’s birthday.
Pictures of the Emperor of Japan, Hironomiya Naruhito and the Empress Owada Masako, were put up at the event in honour of his birthday.