Enthronement Ceremony of His Majesty The Emperor

On October 22, 2019, the Enthronement Ceremony (Sokuirei Seiden no Gi) which officially proclaims the enthronement of His Majesty the Emperor to the nation and the world will take place in the Imperial Court in Japan. Around 200 foreign heads of state and other eminent guests from various countries and international organizations will attend this auspicious occasion. Furthermore, Court banquets will be held after the ceremony on 22nd, 25th, 29th and 31st October to celebrate the enthronement and to receive the felicitations of their local and foreign guests.

  • Announcement on the Ceremonies of the Accession to the Throne of His Majesty the Emperor
  • Information about the Imperial House, Tradition and Emperors Addresses 
  • NHK World Heisei Reiwa Live Blog
  • ”Empress Masako visits three Imperial sanctuaries”
  • ”Emperor performs first ritual at Imperial Palace”
  • ”Emperor Naruhito addresses public”
  • ”Sumo wrestlers express hopes for the new era”
  • ”Japan's new Emperor delivered his first speech in his new role”
  • ”Kenji-to-Shokei-no-gi ceremony ends”
  • ”Japanese people celebrates the beginning of the new era”
  • ”Emperor thanks people for support”
  • ”Emperor Akihito to abdicate”
  • ”A visit to the Mausoleum of Emperor Showa”
  • ”Paying their respects at Ise Shrine”
  • ”Exhibition commemorating the Emperor's 30 years”
  • ”A visit to a children's park”
  • ”Imperial couple's 60th wedding anniversary”
  • ”Enjoying the cherry blossoms”
  • ”A crane is used to paint giant-sized Reiwa characters”
  • ”Cerebrating announcement of the new era”
  • ”New era named "Reiwa"“
  • NHK World Articles Backstories
  • ”Gengo: Naming a new Imperial era”
 (https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/backstories/415/ )
  • ”An expert's view: Significance of era names in Japan”
 (https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/backstories/416/ )
  • ”How an Imperial era is named: An insider explains”
 (https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/backstories/417/ )
  • ”Japan prepares to enter new "Reiwa" era”
 (https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/backstories/418/ )
  • ”The travels of the Imperial couple”
 (https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/backstories/444/ )
  • ”30 Years as Emperor”
 (https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/backstories/443/ )
  • ”The life of the new Emperor”
 (https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/backstories/446/ )
  • The Imperial Channel (TV)
  • “A Year in the Lives of Their Majesties - Ahead of His Majesty's Abdication –“
  • “His Majesty the Emperor: 30 Years Since His Majesty's Accession”
  • “Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress - Extending a Caring Hand to People with Disabilities”
  • “The 80th Birthday of Her Majesty the Empress”
  • “Imperial Sericulture of Her Majesty the Empress”
  • “His Majesty the Emperor's 80th Birthday”
  • “Press Conference on the occasion of His Majesty's 20th Anniversary of Accession to the Throne”
  • “The Journey of Their Majesties The Emperor and Empress of Japan to Foster International Goodwill”
  • “Their Majesties The Emperor and The Empress-Official Duties at the Imperial Palace”
  • Publicities
  • “The Thirtieth Anniversary of the Enthronement of His Majesty the Emperor”
  • “The Abdication of His Majesty the Emperor and the Enthronement of His Imperial Highness the Crown Prince”
  • “Accession as the 125th Emperor of Japan”
  • “Fostering Friendly Relationships with Foreign Countries”
  • “Visiting All Japan's 47 Prefectures”
  • “The Importance of Tradition, Research and Family”
  • Information relating to the Imperial Succession
  • “List of English words relating to the Imperial Succession”
  • “Details of ceremonies and events relating to the Imperial Succession”
  • “Program of ceremonies for foreign guests”