Former prime ministers toasts for Japanese emperor’s birthday with sake

7th February 2023

The official birthday reception for the Japanese emperor Naruhito was held at the Japan House London on the 7th February. We were extremely honoured to serve award winning sake to the distinguished including former prime ministers, Mrs Liz Truss and Mrs Theresa May, the foreign minister Mr Jeremy Hunt. The event was hosted by the Ambassador Hajime Hayashi and it was first time the reception took place at the Japan House to strengthening the UK-Japan trade partnership.

Naruhito is the current emperor of Japan. He acceded to the Chrysanthemum Throne upon the abdication of his father, Emperor Akihito, on 1 May 2019. He is the only remaining monarch and head of state in the world who holds the title of Emperor. He studied at Oxford University.