Phnom Penh (FN), Aug. 14 - Cambodian King, His Majesty Norodom Sihamoni, will attend the coronation of the new Japanese emperor Naruhito in October 2019, Ket Sophann, spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation on 14 August 2019 told the press Wednesday after a farewell call of Japanese Ambassador to Cambodia Hidehisa Horinouchi on Cambodian foreign minister.

Japanese Emperor Naruhito acceded to the Chrysanthemum Throne on 1 May 2019, beginning the Reiwa era, following the abdication of his father, Emperor Akihito due to health problems.

Emperor Akihito, the 125th emperor of Japan, was the first Japanese emperor to abdicate over the past 200 years.