Japan Sets Route for New Emperor's Celebration Parade


Tokyo, May 21 (Jiji Press)--The Japanese government on Tuesday set the 4.6-kilometer route for the Oct. 22 parade in Tokyo to celebrate Emperor Naruhito's enthronement.

In the event, "Shukuga-Onretsu-no-Gi," Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako will parade for about 30 minutes from the Imperial Palace to their residence, the Akasaka Estate, in a new convertible.

The parade will take place just after the "Sokuirei-Seiden-no-Gi" ceremony to proclaim his May 1 enthronement.

The route is similar to the one for the previous enthronement celebration parade for Emperor Emeritus Akihito in November 1990. Some changes were made on landscape and security grounds.

The procession will also include cars carrying Crown Prince Akishino and Crown Princess Kiko as well as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga.

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