23. February 2024.
SRBATOM representatives at reception in Embassy of Japan

The representatives of Serbian Radiation and Nuclear Safety and Security Directorate (SRBATOM) were guests at the reception to celebrate the 64th birthday of the Emperor of Japan, His Majesty the Emperor Naruhito which was organized last night at the Japan Ambassador’s residence.

The host of the celebration, H.E. Akira Imamura, the Ambassador of Japan to Serbia, expressed his appreciation to the Government and the people of the Republic of Serbia of the long friendship and 142-year-long history of diplomatic relations between two countries.

On the occasion, he pointed out that friendly relations between Japan and Serbia date back to 1882 when the great-great-grandfather of His Majesty, the Emperor Meiji and the King of Serbia, Milan Obrenovic established the first official contact between the two countries by formal exchange of letters.

The birthday of the Emperor of Japan is the national holiday of Japan and it is traditionally celebrated in all Japanese diplomatic representative offices worldwide.

His Majesty Hironomia Naruhito, the Emperor of Japan since 01 may 2019, is the first-born son of the then crown prince and crown princess of Japan Akihito and Michiko, and the grandson of the then Emperor Hirohito. Another interesting fact is that Naruhito is the first emperor of Japan who was not fed by a wet nurse and who did not grow up with teachers, but with his parents in the royal palace in the centre of Tokyo. He graduated from the Gakushuin University with a degree in history in 1982, and spent two years in England studying economic history at the Merton College, thus becoming the first heir to the throne having been schooled abroad.

The reception was attended by high state officials, public figures and members of the diplomatic corps.