Enthronement Procession Rescheduled To Nov. 10

Enthronement procession rescheduled to Nov. 10

Japan's government plans to postpone the celebratory procession following Emperor Naruhito's enthronement ceremony for about three weeks to November 10.

Officials cited the need to deal with the extensive damage caused by Typhoon Hagibis. They say they'll focus on relief and rebuilding efforts for the affected areas.

The procession in Tokyo was scheduled to take place soon after the ceremony next Tuesday.

In the ceremony, the emperor is to make a speech declaring his accession to the throne.

The government says the event and four banquets scheduled from Tuesday will be held as planned in October.

The government plans to formalize the new schedule and other details at a Cabinet meeting on Friday.