President Rodrigo Duterte is set to fly to Japan on October 21 to attend the enthronement of new Emperor of Japan.
This was bared by Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go in an interview in Davao on Saturday. Go said the President was invited by the Japanese government to witness the coronation of Prince Naruhito as the new emperor.
“That is a rare opportunity to witness kay panagsa lang sila mag-ilis og emperor (they rarely change their emperors),” he said.
Go said President is scheduled to depart at the Davao International Airport going to Japan on October 21.
Earlier, Malacañang said the President will skip the event because he is busy and may send a representative instead.
Naruhito will be crowned on October 22, in the presence of dignitaries from over 190 countries. He succeeded Akihito on May 1.