Photo/IllutrationA scene from a rehearsal for the Shukuga-Onretsu-no-Gi parade held Oct. 6 in Tokyo (Asahi Shimbun file photo)

Emperor Naruhito's enthronement parade has been moved from Oct. 22 to Nov. 10, it was decided at a Cabinet meeting, out of respect for victims of a typhoon that ravaged Japan last weekend.

Related ceremonies and banquets will be held as scheduled, as many foreign guests have already committed to them, making rearrangements difficult, according to the government decision on Oct. 18.

According to the new plan, the Shukuga-Onretsu-no-Gi parade will start at the Imperial Palace at 3 p.m., half an hour earlier than previously scheduled in view of an earlier sunset.

The motorcade is expected to proceed for about 30 minutes through central Tokyo, covering about 4.6 kilometers. No change has made to the parade route.

Oct. 22 will remain a national holiday.

Typhoon No. 19 brought record rainfall to eastern Japan from Oct. 12, causing widespread floods and severe damage, leaving more than 70 dead.

Nov. 10, a Sunday, is an ideal alternative for the parade, as the Daijokyu-no-Gi, the main ceremony of the Daijosai, is scheduled for Nov. 14 and 15.

Prior to the parade, Naruhito’s enthronement will be proclaimed at the Sokuirei-Seiden-no-Gi ceremony.

The “kyoen no gi” palace banquets for domestic and foreign guests will be held on Oct. 22, 25, 29 and 31.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife, Akie, will host a banquet on Oct. 23 as scheduled.