According to The Mainichi:
The Imperial Household Agency released a video for New Year’s Day showing members of the Imperial Family together.
The video, which does not have sound, shows Emperor Akihito, Empress Michiko and other members of the Imperial Family examining candy bowls created to commemorate the Emperor’s marriage and enthronement.
Every New Year’s Day since 1990, the Imperial Household Agency had released the Emperor’s New Year Thoughts, but this year, to reduce the burden on the Emperor in consideration of his age, the practice was not continued.
[Nobility.org note: In this short video we see the Japanese Imperial Family displaying the virtues of distinction, respect, affection, and gratitude. It also illustrates well the principles of authority and hierarchy, and the soul’s natural metaphysical thirst for beauty, refinement, excellence, sublimity, and perfection.]