Source: Embassy of Japan in Botswana |

President Masisi signed a Congratulatory Book for the new Emperor’s enthronement

The new Japanese era is called 'Reiwa'

GABORONE, Botswana, May 9, 2019/APO Group/ --

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.