President Ram Nath Kovind visits in Japan to attend Enthronement Ceremony of Emperor Naruhito

President Ram Nath Kovind visits in Japan to attend Enthronement Ceremony of Emperor Naruhito
President Ram Nath Kovind visits in Japan to attend Enthronement Ceremony of Emperor Naruhito

President Ram Nath Kovind visits in Japan to attend Enthronement Ceremony of Emperor Naruhito


The President of India Ram Nath Kovind reached Tokyo, Japan, on (October 21, 2019) in the final leg of his visit to two nations - Philippines and Japan.

October 22, 2019, the President attended the enthronement ceremony of the Emperor Naruhito of Japan in the Imperial Palace.

This is the first presidential visit to Japan from India after a gap of 19 years. The last presidential visit was in 1990 when the then president, Ramaswamy Venkatraman, attended the enthronement ceremonies of Emperor Emeritus Akihoto who stepped down last year.
October 21, 2019, the President visited the Tsukiji Hongwanji Buddhist Temple and planted a sapling from Bodh Gaya. He also visited the Shinto Meiji Shrine and interacted with a delegation from the Gotemba Pagoda.

About Emperor Naruhito

The enthronement ceremony of 59-year-old Emperor Naruhito's ascension to the Chrysanthemum Throne marks the high point of succession rituals that began in May and will last through the spring.

The ceremony allows Naruhito to proclaim himself Japan's 126th emperor in a ritual dating back to the 7th century.
Emperor Naruhito, who also studied at Britain's University of Oxford and is the first Japanese monarch to have studied abroad,

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