Kato: War Memorial Ceremony May Be Scaled Down

Kato: War memorial ceremony may be scaled down

Japan's health minister has indicated the government is considering scaling down its annual ceremony in August commemorating the war-dead.

Kato Katsunobu told reporters on Tuesday that full precautions must be taken to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Govt. Cancels 2011 Disaster Memorial Ceremony

Govt. cancels 2011 disaster memorial ceremony

The Japanese government has decided to cancel the national memorial ceremony for the victims of the March 11, 2011, disaster because of the coronavirus outbreak.

The decision was made at a cabinet meeting on Friday. The government believes that this is a crucial time for containing the outbreak.

Govt. To Cancel 2011 Disaster Memorial Ceremony

Govt. to cancel 2011 disaster memorial ceremony

Japan's government is planning to cancel its national memorial ceremony for the victims of the March 11, 2011, earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident because of the coronavirus outbreak.

The annual ceremony was due to take place on Wednesday next week, the ninth anniversary of the disaster.

Japan Cultural Expo Ceremony Details Unveiled

Japan Cultural Expo ceremony details unveiled

Organizers of an event to showcase Japanese culture in line with this summer's Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games unveiled on Friday the details of the opening ceremony.

The ceremony for the Japan Cultural Expo will be held on March 14 in two parts at the Tokyo National Museum.

Annual Ceremony Marks End Of Tokyo Trading

Annual ceremony marks end of Tokyo trading

A ceremony marking the last trading day of the year was held at the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Monday after the benchmark Nikkei Average marked its highest final-day close in 29 years.

Leading Kyogen actor Nomura Mansai, who will direct the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, was among those invited.

Giant Rice Cake Ceremony For New Year

Giant rice cake ceremony for New Year

Giant-sized rice cakes have been offered to a shrine in central Japan to ensure good health and an abundant harvest in the coming year.

Farmers and other residents of Aichi Prefecture make an offering of round-shaped rice cakes every year to the Atsuta Jingu shrine in Nagoya City.

Ceremony Marks Completion Of Olympic Stadium

Ceremony marks completion of Olympic stadium

A ceremony has been held to mark the completion of the main stadium for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics. Construction of the new National Stadium was finished late last month.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, and architect Kengo Kuma, who was involved in design of the stadium, took part in the event on Sunday.

Yoshino To Collect Nobel Prize At Ceremony

Yoshino to collect Nobel Prize at ceremony

The Japanese co-winner of this year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Akira Yoshino, will collect his award at a ceremony in Sweden on Tuesday.

Yoshino, an honorary fellow at major Japanese chemical company Asahi Kasei Corporation, is sharing the prize with US scientist John Goodenough and Britain's Stanley Whittingham.

Yoshino Leaves For Sweden To Attend Nobel Ceremony

Yoshino leaves for Sweden to attend Nobel ceremony

Japanese scientist Akira Yoshino, one of the three winners of this year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry, has left for Sweden to attend an award ceremony next week.

Yoshino, who was awarded the prestigious prize for the development of lithium-ion batteries, and his wife Kumiko spoke to reporters at Narita airport before their departure on Thursday.

Exile Akira And Lin Chi-ling Hold Their Wedding Ceremony

EXILE AKIRA and Lin Chi-Ling hold their wedding ceremony

EXILE AKIRA and actress Lin Chi-Ling held their wedding ceremony on November 17 in Tainan City, Taiwan. 

The two began dating after co-starring in the stage play 'Red Cliff ~Ai~' back in August of 2011, and they officially submitted their marriage registration papers in in June. They chose to hold their wedding in Tainan because it is a special place of memories for Lin Chi-Ling's grandmother and her family. About 100 people, including the couple's family and friends, were invited to the wedding. After the ceremony, they held a reception at the Tainan Art Museum where over 3,000 local fans gathered outside to congratulate the couple. 

Japan Holds Enthronement Ceremony For Emperor

Japan holds enthronement ceremony for Emperor

People in Japan and around the world have witnessed a series of events marking the new Emperor's accession. Emperor Naruhito took the throne in May, and on Tuesday, dignitaries from Japan and other countries celebrated his enthronement.

After exchanging congratulatory greetings with the Imperial couple, they attended the first of four court banquets marking the occasion.

Ceremony Marked With Commemorative Events

Ceremony marked with commemorative events

Railways and other businesses across Japan are celebrating the Emperor's enthronement ceremony with special offers.

The operator of the 333-meter-tall Tokyo Tower started selling 10,000 tickets to its main observation deck from 9 a.m. on Tuesday.