Emperor Naruhito of Japan is being Officially Enthroned as the 126th Emperor on the Chrysanthemum Throne in a series of Ceremonies and Banquets in Tokyo this week, with a multitude Royal Guests from around the world in attendance. Emperor Naruhito acceded to the Chrysanthemum Thone in May after the abdication of Emperor Akihito the previous day. Click HERE to learn about the Enthronement, HERE to take a look at the Enthronement Banquet, and HERE for the Tea Party.
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On the evening of October 23rd, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hosted a Dinner for Foreign Representatives at the Hotel New Otani in Tokyo. Following cocktails in the Fuyo banquet room, guests viewed cultural performances: a “Sanba-so” Kyogen, Kabuki & Bunraku performance and a “Shakkyo” Noh performance in the Tsuru banquet room, which were followed by the Dinner, that included a speech and toast by the Prime Minister.
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Alongside members of the Imperial Family, Royal Guests and Dignitaries included King Carl XVI Gustaf and Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg, King Letsie III of Lesotho and Queen ‘Masenate Mohato Seeiso, King Norodom Sihamoni of Cambodia, King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk and Queen Jetsun of Bhutan, King Mswati III and Queen LaMashwama of Eswatini, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of The Netherlands, The Yang di-Pertuan Agong and Raja Permaisuri Agong of Malaysia, King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipauʻu Tukuʻaho of Tonga, The Sultan of Brunei and Prince Mateen, Prince Albert II of Monaco, The Prince of Wales, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, Crown Prince Hussein of Jordan, Hereditary Prince Alois of Liechtenstein, Crown Prince Salman of Bahrain, Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad of Kuwait, and Prince Turki bin Mohamed of Saudi Arabia