His Majesty Depart for Japan

His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar 'Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, yesterday afternoon left for Tokyo, Japan to attend the Enthronement Ceremony of His Majesty the Emperor of Japan, Emperor Naruhito which will be held today at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo.

Accompanying His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam is his son, His Royal Highness Prince 'Abdul Mateen. Before leaving Istana Nurul Iman, Doa Selamat was recited by Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Seri Maharaja Dato Paduka Seri Setia Doctor Ustaz Haji Awang Abdul Aziz bin Juned, the State Mufti.

Present at His Majesty the Sultan's Flight Hangar in Rimba to bid farewell to His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam were His Majesty's sons, brothers, daughter and sister, His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister's Office; His Royal Highness Prince 'Abdul Malik; His Royal Highness Prince 'Abdul Wakeel; His Royal Highness Prince Mohamed Bolkiah; His Royal Highness Prince Haji Sufri Bolkiah; Her Royal Highness Princess Ameerah Wardatul Bolkiah; and Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Masna, Ambassador-at-Large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Also present were Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran-Pengiran Cheteria; the Special Adviser to His Majesty; Cabinet Ministers; Members of the Privy Council; Deputy Ministers; the Commander of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces; the Acting Commissioner of Royal Brunei Police Force; and the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Brunei Darussalam.

Source: Radio Television Brunei