Event To Prepare For Tokyo Mega-quake Held

Event to prepare for Tokyo mega-quake held

A three-day event designed to allow participants to experience life in the aftermath of a mega-quake has been held in Tokyo.

The aim of the occasion was to provide food for thought to survivors of the disaster in three stages -- namely, seven days following the mega-quake, three months later and three years later.

Princess Mako Attends Immigrants' Event In Lima

Princess Mako attends immigrants' event in Lima

Japan's Princess Mako has attended a ceremony in Peru's capital Lima to mark the 120th anniversary of the arrival of the first Japanese immigrants to the country.

Japanese immigration to Peru began in 1899, when a group of 790 men moved there. The country is now said to have about 100,000 Japanese-Peruvians. That's the world's third largest group of people of Japanese ancestry.

Crown Prince Attends Centennial Event In Finland

Crown Prince attends centennial event in Finland

Japan's Crown Prince and Princess Akishino are visiting Finland to mark 100 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

The couple visited the southwestern city of Naantali on Wednesday and met Finnish President Sauli Niinisto and his wife at the presidential summer residence.

Kishida: Us-n.korea Summit Is 'major Event'

Kishida: US-N.Korea summit is 'major event'

A former Japanese foreign minister, Fumio Kishida, says US President Donald Trump crossing the border into North Korea is a significant event.

The policy chief of the governing Liberal Democratic Party told reporters in Hiroshima on Sunday that he hopes events like this will lead to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

Shinjuku Gyoen Night Event Wows Foreign Visitors

Shinjuku Gyoen night event wows foreign visitors

A national garden in central Tokyo is attracting foreign tourists by allowing them to see illuminated cherry trees and traditional performing arts during nighttime hours.

Shinjuku Gyoen usually closes for the day at 6 p.m. But in response to requests from foreign visitors, it now opens between 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. for the five days from Sunday.

Osaka Mint Begins Cherry Blossom Viewing Event

Osaka mint begins cherry blossom viewing event

On Tuesday, the day a redesign of Japan's banknotes was announced, thousands of people are flocking to a cherry blossom viewing event at the Japan Mint.

The annual event at the headquarters of the mint in Osaka, western Japan, dates back more than 130 years.

Event To Mark Takeshima Day Held In Japan

Event to mark Takeshima Day held in Japan

A senior Japanese government official has pledged to continue efforts to resolve a territorial dispute with South Korea over the Takeshima Islands in the Sea of Japan. South Korea controls the islands. Japan claims them.

Cabinet Office Parliamentary Vice-Minister Hiroshi Ando was speaking at an event on Friday to mark Japan's incorporation of the islands into Shimane Prefecture on February 22nd, 1905.

Akb48 Takahashi Juri's Birthday Event To Be Postponed After Traffic Accident

AKB48 Takahashi Juri's birthday event to be postponed after traffic accident

It's been reported that AKB48 member Takahashi Juri was involved in a traffic accident on February 3. As a result, her birthday event, which was scheduled to be held on February 6 at AKB48 Theater, will be postponed. 

On her way home on February 3, Takahashi was riding a vehicle that struck by another vehicle that was making a right turn in the opposing lane. Doctors did not find any broken bones, but she was instructed to wait and see for about a week. As such, her birthday event will be postponed to sometime in or after March. 

Hokkaido Holds Workers' Event In Vietnam

Hokkaido holds workers' event in Vietnam

Officials from Japan's northern prefecture of Hokkaido have organized a seminar in Vietnam aimed at bringing more Vietnamese workers to the region.

The prefectural government, municipal governments and businesses held the seminar in Ho Chi Minh City on Friday. Vietnamese participants included officials from Japanese-language schools.

Kisenosato Attends Event Ahead Of Tournament

Kisenosato attends event ahead of tournament

In sumo, Yokozuna Grand Champion Kisenosato has attended an event to pray for the safety and success of the New Year tournament that kicks off in Tokyo on Sunday.

Sumo Association Chairman Hakkaku attended the event held on the eve of each tournament as well as high-ranking wrestlers, including Takakeisho, who was promoted to the third-highest rank of Sekiwake after winning the last tournament in November.

New Year's Calligraphy Event At Kyoto Shrine

New Year's calligraphy event at Kyoto shrine

A New Year's calligraphy event has started at a shrine in the ancient Japanese capital of Kyoto.

The Kitano-Tenmangu shrine hosts the event every year. The shrine is dedicated to the 9th-century scholar Sugawara Michizane, who is said to have been a master of calligraphy.