President of Armenia Armen Sarkissian, together with his wife Nouneh Sarkissian congratulate Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako

President Attends Japan Emperor Enthronement

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YEREVAN (Armenpress) — President of Armenia Armen Sarkissian, together with his wife Nouneh Sarkissian, attended the enthronement ceremony of new Emperor of Japan Naruhito in Tokyo on October 22, the Presidential Office reported.

The ceremony was attended by delegates from 183 countries, including royal families, heads of state and government, other high-ranking officials, heads of international organizations.

Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe delivered congratulatory remarks at the ceremony.

Emperor Akihito, 85, stepped down this year in April. Starting from May 1, his eldest son Crown Prince Naruhito, 59, became a new emperor.

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