Japanese Emperor Naruhito met with Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Monday throughout his first official international journey since ascending the Chrysanthemum Throne in 2019.
Widodo and first woman Iriana welcomed Naruhito and Empress Masako on the Bogor presidential palace, together with greeters carrying Indonesian conventional garments and a navy band that performed each nationwide anthems.
Naruhito is looking for to underline the friendship between Japan and Indonesia throughout his weeklong go to, and officers mentioned the 2 leaders would speak about cooperation between the nations.
Naruhito mentioned he and Masako have been in a position to deepen their understanding of Indonesia’s individuals and tradition whereas additionally reflecting on its historical past.
Naruhito deliberate to go to Indonesia’s heroes’ cemetery in Jakarta on Tuesday.
On Wednesday, he’s to journey to Yogyakarta, a metropolis additionally on the island of Java that’s the heart of Javanese tradition and the seat of royal dynasties going again centuries. On Thursday he plans to go to the Borobudur temple, the world’s largest Buddhist temple.
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