• Kyodo


The Naha Municipal Government has told its employees to take to the streets and wave the Hinomaru flag when Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko visit Okinawa Prefecture this week, sources said Tuesday.

Chikashi Matsumoto, chief of the city’s administrative department, sent a document to the heads of other departments instructing them to mobilize 20 employees both Friday and Saturday to wave the flag at an intersection at the center of the city when the motorcade passes.

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