His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen attended the Enthronement Ceremony of His Majesty Emperor Naruhito at the Akasaka Palace in Tokyo on 22 October 2019. The ceremony was attended by Royalty and other State Guests and dignitaries from around 180 countries around the world.
The Enthronement Ceremony, known in Japanese as Sokui no rei, follows ancient rituals. His Majesty Emperor Naruhito is the 126th Emperor of Japan.
Following the Ceremony, His Majesty The King granted an Audience to the Prime Minister of Japan, His Excellency Mr. Shinzo Abe, at the Akasaka State Guest House.
His Majesty also granted an Audience to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the State Counsellor of Myanmar, in the afternoon. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi lived in Bhutan for a while in the 1970’s, along with her husband, the late Michael Aris, who was Royal Tutor to His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo.
In the evening, Their Majesties graced the Court Banquet hosted by Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress at the Imperial Palace.
On 23rd October 2019, His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen attended a Tea Ceremony hosted by Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress of Japan.
His Majesty The King granted Audiences to the President of India, His Excellency Ram Nath Kovind, and the former Prime Minister of Kuwait, His Highness Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah.
Later in the evening, Their Majesties graced a banquet hosted by the Prime Minister of Japan.