Ceremony of Appointment of Official with Imperial Attestation
This ceremony is for Ninshokan - Ministers of State and other officials whose appointment and dismissal require His Majesty the Emperor's attestation.
Appointees receive a letter of appointment from the Prime Minister. At this time, they are typically addressed by His Majesty the Emperor.
Ninshokan include the following officials :
Ministers of State, Senior Vice-Ministers, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretaries, Personnel Commissioners, Inspectors, Chairman of the Fair Trade Commission, Chairman of Nuclear Regulation Authority, Grand Steward of the Imperial Household, Grand Chamberlain to His Majesty the Emperor, ambassadors extraordinary and plenipotentiary, ministers extraordinary and plenipotentiary, Justices of the Supreme Court, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Public Prosecutor General, Deputy Chief Public Prosecutor, Superintendant Public Prosecutors