President Masisi signed a Congratulatory Book for the new Emperor’s enthronement
The new Japanese era is called 'Reiwa'
H.E. Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi, President of the Republic of Botswana, signed this morning at the Office of the President a Congratulatory Book to express his words of congratulations to His Majesty the Emperor Naruhito who has acceded to the Throne on 1 May 2019.
With the accession to the Throne of His Majesty the Emperor Naruhito, the new Japanese era is called 'Reiwa'（令和）. 'Rei'（令） means 'beautiful', and 'Wa'（和） means 'harmony'. 'Reiwa' includes a hope that culture will be nurtured as people bring their hearts together in a beautiful manner.
Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Embassy of Japan in Botswana.