Japan faces a busy diplomatic schedule at home in 2019, hosting visits by foreign dignitaries for international events as well as a series of rites related to Crown Prince Naruhito’s accession to the Imperial throne.

International events in Japan will include the summit of the Group of 20 major advanced and emerging economies, to be held in the nation for the first time, as well as the rugby World Cup finals, and the Tokyo International Conference on African Development, or TICAD.

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