H.E. Junichi Maruyama, new ambassador of Japan to Serbia, welcomed guests to a reception marking the 84th birthday of Japanese Emperor Akihito at Belgrade’s Metropol Palace Hotel.
In his speech, Ambassador Maruyama greeted all in attendance, before highlighting the importance of good bilateral relations between the two friendly countries of Serbia and Japan.
Emperor Akihito is the 125th ruler of this island empire of his line, according to Japan’s traditional system of succession.
The reception was attended by members of the diplomatic corps, public figures and other representatives of Belgrade’s cultural life.