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Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao will represent the United States at the enthronement ceremony of Emperor Naruhito later this month, the White House said Friday.

The U.S. government had initially made arrangements to send Vice President Mike Pence to the ceremony on Oct. 22, in which the new emperor proclaims his enthronement in front of representatives from Japan and nearly 200 foreign countries. But it apparently gave up the idea in consideration of other diplomatic schedules.

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