Icelandic President Attends Naruhito’s Enthronement Ceremony

The presidential couple on their way to a dinner, hosted ...

The presidential couple on their way to a dinner, hosted by PM Shinzo Abe, in honor of Emperor Naruhito. Photo/Ministry for Foreign Affairs

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Icelandic President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson and First Lady Eliza Reid attended yesterday’s enthronement ceremony of Japan’s Emperor Naruhito.

President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson and First Lady Eliza Reid, on ...

President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson and First Lady Eliza Reid, on their way to the enthronement ceremony. Photo/Örnólfur Thorsson

The emperor, who is 59 years old, began his reign in May, after the abdication of this father, Akihito. The ceremony, which took place in Tokyo, formalized Naruhito’s ascension.

Today, President Guðni visited Tokyo’s Tokai University, in which there is a department of Nordic studies.

Photo/Ministry for Foreign Affairs

The Icelandic presidential couple attended a formal dinner today, hosted by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, in honor of Emperor Naruhito.

President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson and First Lady Eliza Reid, with ...

President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson and First Lady Eliza Reid, with Iceland's ambassador to Japan, Elín Flygenring. Photo/Ministry for Foreign Affairs

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