400 Foreign VIPs to Attend Japan Enthronement Ceremony


Tokyo, Oct. 18 (Jiji Press)--Some 400 foreign VIPs are slated to attend Japanese Emperor Naruhito's enthronement proclamation ceremony in Tokyo on Tuesday, the government said Friday.

The foreign guests include Britain's Prince Charles, former French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, according to the government's secretariat for Imperial succession-related ceremonies.

The "Sokuirei-Seiden-no-Gi" enthronement proclamation ceremony will also be attended by U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan, South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

Meanwhile, the key enthronement event will see a total of 1,596 representatives from various fields at home, including the heads of the administrative, legislative and judicial branches.

Total costs for enthronement-related ceremonies reach 16,085 million yen.

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