February 19th the Japanese Imperial Palace Police announced that Seiichiro Shibayama, the director of the Kyoto Guardian, would be sentenced to a six-month salary reduction, citing that he was recently exposed by the media that he had brought his lover into and out of the Akasaka Royal Palace, where Emperor Tokuhito’s family lived in 2017.
According to a report by Kyodo News Agency on the 19th, Shibayama is a married person, but he also dated two women outside marriage. In February 2017, he led one of the women into Akasaka Royal Palace without permission.
After entering the imperial office, the two began to take photos and tour, but on the way, they met Emperor Tokuhito, who was still the crown prince at that time. In order not to be found, the two quickly hid in the shade of the tree.
The Tokuhito family and his brother Akiyumiya family currently live in the Akasaka Imperial Palace.
Members of the royal family often walk in the Imperial Palace.
They need permission from the palace hall to enter the imperial palace, and the specific itinerary needs to be reported in advance.
Shibayama has admitted that he had brought his lover into Akasaka Miyu Office.
“I want her to see where I work.” Hiroko Kan, head of the Imperial Palace Police Supervision Section of Japan, said, “As a palace police officer, his behavior is intolerable, and we have severely punished them.
In the future, the education of staff will be strengthened.