Audiences and Teas with Ambassadors Taking up and Leaving their Posts

Photo Description
(Tea with Japanese Ambassadors and their spouses before their departure for an assigned country (Imperial Palace))
(Photo:Imperial Household Agency)

His Majesty the Emperor receives in audience Japanese Ambassadors and then with Her Majesty the Empress, meets with the Ambassador and their spouses before the Ambassadors assume their new posts abroad. Ambassadors returning from abroad after their terms are also invited to the palace to join in discussions on foreign affairs.