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Date : October 16, 2019

Video report: Imperial Succession Ceremonies—Matching the Times in Passing on Traditions

post date : 2019.10.17

The series of imperial succession ceremonies are reaching their climax, with the Sokuirei-Seiden-no-Gi (enthronement ceremony) and Shukuga-Onretsu-no-Gi (parade) on October 22, followed by other Sokui-no-Rei (ceremonies related to the enthronement) continuing until the end of October.


The FPCJ invited Dr. Keiko Hongo, an expert in medieval Japanese history and a professor at the Historiographical Institute of the University of Tokyo, who spoke at the government’s preparation committee for the abdication and enthronement ceremonies, to speak from the perspective of a historian on how changes to match the times in passing on traditions can be seen in the imperial succession ceremonies.


The briefing had a total of 25 participants including journalists from Brazil, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Netherlands, Qatar, Singapore, and Spain.

[Distributed Material](provisional translation by the FPCJ)


- Date: October 16 (Thurs), 2019, 15:00-16:30

- Briefer: Dr. Keiko Hongo, Professor, Historiographical Institute the University of Tokyo

- Language:  Japanese (with consecutive English interpretation)



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