Attendance at the 30th Anniversary of His Majesty the Emperor's Accession to the Throne.


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February 24, 2019: It was a most wonderful honor for H.E. Ambassador Dr. Bashir Mohabbat to attend the 30th Anniversary of His Majesty the Emperor's Accession to the Throne at the National Theater in Tokyo.

The commemorative program began with the official entrance of Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress. Opening remarks were given by H.E. Mr. Yoshihide Suga, Chief Cabinet Secretary of Japan to welcome all present and begin the ceremony, which was followed by the playing of the National Anthem of Japan, “Kimigayo”. A ceremonial address was given by H.E. Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, who spoke on the significance of the occasion. Congratulatory addresses were given by, H.E. Mr. Tadamori Oshima, Speaker of the House of Representatives; H.E. Mr. Chuichi Date, President of the House of Councillors; H.E. Mr. Naoto Otani, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court; and H.E. Mr. Manlio Cadelo, Dean of the Diplomatic Corps and Ambassador of the Republic of San Marino. This was followed by addresses by representatives from the Japanese citizenry: Hon. Mr. Masao Uchibori, Governor of Fukushima Prefecture, and H.E. Ms. Yoriko Kawaguchi, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Former Minister of the Environment, as well as a poetry recitation, and a musical performance. Following the addresses, all were treated to His Majesty the Emperor giving his address to all those present on the occasion of his 30th Regnal Anniversary. Following the Banzai Sanshou chant, and closing remarks again by H.E. Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga.

While at the event, H.E. Ambassador Dr. Mohabbat had the pleasure of meeting with others of Their Excellencies the Ambassadors, Heads of Mission, Chargé d'affaires, and high ranking members of government all present in honor of the most auspicious celebration of the 30th Anniversary of His Majesty the Emperor's Accession to the Throne.

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