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Date : May 29, 2018

Meaning of Imperial Succession Ceremonies(The Asahi Shimbun Senior Staff Writer Eiichi Miyashiro)

post date : 2018.04.01

In early April, the Diet approved a basic plan for the ceremonies related to the abdication of the current emperor and enthronement of the new emperor. The current emperor will abdicate next year on April 30, 2019, followed by the crown prince being enthroned as the new emperor the next day on May 1.

The details of the basic plan are expected to be confirmed this fall at the earliest.  The FPCJ has invited Dr. Eiichi Miyashiro, Senior Staff Writer at the Asahi Shimbun and an expert on history, to speak about the role and meaning of each ceremony. Mr. Miyashiro writes articles on topics including history, Cultural Properties, and archeology.

Date: May 29 (Tue), 2018, 14:30-16:00

Language: Japanese (with consecutive English interpretation)

Place: Foreign Press Center Japan (6th fl., Nippon Press Center Bldg.)

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Due to the size of the venue, you must apply in advance.

In principle, only one person will be accepted from each organization.

If all openings have been filled, your application may be rejected.

Please note that FPCJ will not reply to your application, unless no

openings are available.  Thank you for your understanding.


*Embassy representatives and FPCJ supporting members may also attend the briefing as observers 

    (admission free).

*No car park is available. Please use a nearby car park if you come by car.

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