President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy and First Lady Olena Zelenska took part in the enthronement ceremony of Emperor of Japan Naruhito during their working visit to Japan. Ukraine is one of almost 200 countries whose representatives arrived in Tokyo to attend the ceremony. A Japanese Emperor last ascended to the throne 30 years ago, and Volodymyr Zelenskyy became the first Ukrainian President invited to the enthronement. The ceremony lasted more than half an hour.
"It is a great honor for me to participate in the enthronement of Emperor Naruhito. An ancient rite in modern Japan is an example of how deep respect for traditions and the introduction of the latest high technologies can coexist in one State to improve the lives of everyone," Volodymyr Zelenskyy said after the enthronement ceremony.