His Majesty the King visited Japan on a state visit in November, 2011. While in Tokyo His Majesty was conferred an Honorary Doctorate in Economics by Keio University, for the promotion of the philosophy of Gross National Happiness.
His Majesty the King graced the convocation ceremony of the graduates from eight colleges under the Royal University of Bhutan. His Majesty spoke at length to the graduates and individually awarded degree certificates to 1088 students.
His Majesty the King graced the 3rd Convocation Ceremony of the Royal University of Bhutan, in Paro. His Majesty awarded degree certificates to the 1000 graduates of the Paro and Samtse Colleges of Education.