Japan To Hold Enthronement Ceremony For Emperor


A key ceremony to mark the enthronement of Japan's new Emperor will be held at Tokyo's Imperial Palace on Tuesday.

Emperor Naruhito took the throne on May 1... following his father's abdication. The accession ushered in Japan's current Reiwa era.

On Tuesday afternoon, he will proclaim his enthronement and receive congratulations from representatives of Japan and countries around the world.

About 2,000 people will be in Tokyo for the event.

That includes Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, leaders from various circles, and foreign dignitaries.

A motorcade parade was planned after the ceremony to give people a chance to offer their best wishes to their new Emperor and Empress.

But the government decided to postpone the procession to November 10, giving priority to dealing with the aftermath of Typhoon Hagibis.

On Tuesday evening, a banquet will be held at the palace to celebrate the enthronement.