Zelensky attend the enthronement of Emperor of Japan

Зеленский посетит интронизацию императора Японии

The program of the visit includes meetings of the Ukrainian President, Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, heads of both chambers of Japan’s Parliament.

The President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky 21-24 October, will pay a working visit to Japan to participate in the enthronement ceremony of Emperor of Japan, Naruhito, the press service of the President

The program of the visit includes meetings Zelensky with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, heads of both chambers of Parliament of Japan, members of Japanese parliamentary Association for the friendship with Ukraine, the leadership of the Japanese Agency for international development and the Japan Association of new economy, the Japanese business.

It is also noted that the planned number of bilateral meetings of the President of Ukraine with leaders of foreign countries. However, what the press service did not specify.

Just the ceremony of the enthronement of the new Emperor will be attended by representatives of 174 countries, among foreign guests are expected, the British Prince Charles and Vice President of China Wang Qishan.

Recall that the Emperor Naruhito came to the throne on 1 may. Then he was handed his symbols of office – chief state and personal Imperial seal, as well as the so-called sacred regalia – sword, and the precious Jasper. Third regalia metal mirror is kept in the temple that symbolically dwells the Sun goddess Amaterasu, mythical ancestor of the Japanese dynasty of monarchs.

The main ceremony on this occasion was scheduled to be held on 22 October, and November. However, due to the effects of Typhoon Hagibis, which hit Japan on October 12 and killed at least 78 people, it was decided to postpone the parade on November 10. The ceremony of enthronement will take place on 22 October as planned.