Hawaii Gov. David Ige will attend Emperor Naruhito’s enthronement ceremony and related events in Japan this week.
According to a press release, the governor is one of seven Japanese-Americans who have been invited to the ceremony at the Imperial Palace on Tuesday.
Here is the list of U.S. guests:
From Washington, D.C.: Former Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta, Ms. Irene Hirano Inouye
From California: Congressman Mark Takano (D-Riverside), Mr. Thomas Iino (Los Angeles businessman, banker, U.S.-Japan Council)
From Seattle: Ms. Lori Matsukawa (retired news anchor, U.S.-Japan Council)
From Hawaii: Gov. David Ige, Ms. Christine Kubota
While in Japan, Ige will attend a dinner hosted by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and an event in which Emperor Naruhito “receives congratulations from the Japanese-American delegation and 480 guests,” says the press release.
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