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Parts of Imperial Palace opened to public for first time


Parts of the Imperial Palace were opened to the public for the first time on Saturday.

Three groups of 46 people -- chosen by lottery from more than 100,000 who applied -- got a look at the Seiden Matsu no Ma State Function Hall, Homeiden State Banquet Hall, where banquets are held for visiting foreign heads of state, and Chowaden Reception Hall.

The tours, which will be held again on Sunday, are being held as part of Emperor Akihito’s 80th birthday celebrations. Another round of tours is scheduled for October.

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good,at least these people would knoe where their tax money is gone

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Hmmm...not exactly the general public - chosen by lottery and probably screened.

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