President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi and
Ambassador Kozo Takeda
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.
(Photos: The Government of Botswana)