1 May 2019
His Majesty the Emperor
On behalf of the people of Singapore, I would like to convey my congratulations on Your Majesty’s accession to the throne.
Singapore and Japan enjoy excellent relations, underpinned by many common interests, frequent high-level exchanges, robust economic links, and close people-to-people ties. The people of Singapore appreciate the support of Their Majesties the Emperor Emeritus and Empress Emerita for the strong friendship between Singapore and Japan, including their historic State Visit to Singapore in 2006. I look forward to working closely with Your Majesty to continue deepening the relations between our two countries in the years ahead.
Their Majesties the Emperor Emeritus and Empress Emerita leave behind a cherished legacy of compassion, dedication to the people of Japan, and commitment to peace around the world. I am confident that under your reign, Japan will continue to prosper amid lasting peace and stability in the new Reiwa era, which fittingly represents the hope that all Japanese people will achieve their aspirations.
I wish you good health as well as every success in your new role, and hope to welcome Your Majesty and Her Majesty the Empress to Singapore soon.