On October 22, 2019 in the afternoon, the head of Turkmenistan left the Chinzanso Tokyo Hotel for the Emperor’s Palace of Japan. Here, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, along with other invited distinguished guests, took part in the solemn ceremony of Emperor Naruhito’s ascending the throne. Over 2 thousand guests from more than 180 countries arrived to participate in the celebrations in Tokyo.
As a rule, heads of the legislative, executive and judicial authorities of Japan take part in the enthronization ceremony.
According to the established procedure, at the appointed time, the Emperor of Japan Naruhito solemnly arrives at the Seiden Hall and sits on the imperial throne.
Emperor Naruhito delivers a ceremonial speech. Then, the Prime Minister of Japan gives a congratulatory speech. The traditional Japanese wish of longevity “Banzai” is addressed to the Emperor. In connection with the accession to the throne of Naruhito in Japan, a new imperial "Reiwa" era begins - an approximate translation means "beautiful harmony", or "blooming world."
The sound of the gong announces the completion of the ceremony of enthronization, after which the distinguished guests depart from the scene.
In the evening, on the occasion of the accession to the throne of the Emperor of Japan, an official reception was given, which took place in the Imperial Palace. Here, the President of Turkmenistan exchanged greetings with Emperor Naruhito and members of his family.
At the end of the reception, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov proceeded to the designated residence at the Chinzanso Tokyo Hotel.
The working visit of the President of Turkmenistan to Japan continues.