Georgia's Bakhtadze Congratulates Japanese People on New Emperor

Georgian Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze congratulated the Japanese people as their new Emperor Naruhito ascended to the Chrysanthemum Throne following his father’s abdication after three decades as Emperor.

In his Tweet, Bakhtadze says Georgia is ready to work closely with Japan and strengthen mutual cooperation.

Japan's new Emperor, Naruhito, formally ascended to the Chrysanthemum Throne on April 30, replacing his father, Akihito.

Naruhito became the 126th Emperor of Japan, the latest in an unbroken line that stretches back 14 centuries.

The 59-year-old Naruhito now takes on the challenge of carrying forward the legacy of his father by seeking to modernize the imperial family within the tight bounds of tradition and maintain its relevance in contemporary Japan while respecting a strict prohibition on anything deemed political. 

He is also the first monarch raised by his own parents, as Emperor Emeritus Akihito and Empress Emerita Michiko, the first commoner to marry an imperial, chose to raise their children instead of leaving them in the hands of the palace staff.

By Thea Morrison

Photo source: Japan Times

01 May 2019 14:39