Baseball: Matsui Feted In Tokyo Retirement Ceremony

Baseball: Matsui feted in Tokyo retirement ceremonyHideki Matsui brought down the curtain on his playing career on Sunday in an elaborate ceremony at his former home park, Tokyo Dome, as he and his first pro skipper Hall of Famer Shigeo Nagashima each received the People's Honor Award from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Suu Kyi Experiences Japanese Tea Ceremony On Visit To Kyoto

Suu Kyi experiences Japanese tea ceremony on visit to KyotoMyanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who is on a weeklong visit to Japan, participated in a tea ceremony here on April 15.

The 67-year-old democracy leader visited the Konnichian tea room of the Urasenke School, one of the top schools for the Japanese tea ceremony, in Kyoto's Kamigyo Ward and was welcomed by Sen Genshitsu, 89-year-old former grand master of the school, with a tea performance.

Peach Aviation Marks 1st Anniv. With Cake-cutting Ceremony

Peach Aviation marks 1st anniv. with cake-cutting ceremonyJapan's low-cost carrier Peach Aviation Ltd. marked the first anniversary of its flights with a cake-cutting ceremony Friday at Kansai International Airport in Osaka.

Chief Executive Officer Shinichi Inoue told the ceremony, "Our services have drawn support from people of all ages. We aim to make our airline a safe and enjoyable company."

55th Blue Ribbon Awards Holds Its Ceremony

55th Blue Ribbon Awards holds its ceremonyAn award ceremony for “The 55th Blue Ribbon Awards” was held at Iino Hall.

Customarily, the winners of Best Actor and Best Actress from the last year, participated as the emcees for the event, and therefore, Takenouchi Yutaka and Nagasaku Hiromi took the roles of emcees this year.

1,500 Kick Off New Year With Flower Arranging Ceremony

1,500 kick off new year with flower arranging ceremonyAbout 1,500 women and men clad in kimono arranged flowers in the traditional Japanese art form in a ceremony marking the new year held by the Ikenobo school of ikebana teaching on Jan. 5.

At a venue in Nakagyo Ward, Yuki Ikenobo, who is expected to become the next headmaster, gave a demonstration for her students on the theme of dreams.