Today is a one time National Holiday in Japan for Emperor Naruhito's enthronement ceremony. The ceremony is to announce his enthronement before foreign and domestic leaders and representatives.
Representatives of more than 190 countries are scheduled to attend the ceremony at the Imperial Palace. Among the guests expected are US Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan and Britain's Prince Charles. In 1990, the US sent then Vice President Dan Quayle for the former emperor's enthronement ceremony.
|US Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao|