Ceremony of the Presentation of Credentials

Photo Description
Ceremony of the Presentation of Credentials
(Matsu-no-Ma (State Room),
Imperial Palace)
(Photo: Imperial Household Agency)

A newly appointed foreign ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary presents his/her credentials to His Majesty the Emperor. The Minister for Foreign Affairs or another Minister of State must be present.

A horse-drawn carriage or automobile owned by the Imperial Household may be provided to the Ambassador and his/her party for transportation to and from the Imperial Palace according to the Ambassador's wishes.

Year Number of ceremonies
(Number of recipients)
2019 28 (28)
2020 22 (22)
2021 35 (35)
2022 19 (19)
2023 34 (34)