Tokyo Marks Drop In New Cases

Tokyo marks drop in new cases

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government says 36 more people were confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus on Saturday. That makes it the seventh straight day that the number of new cases in the capital was below 100.

Japan now has a total of over 15,700 confirmed infections. The list includes people tested at airport quarantine stations.

Japan Marks Tragic 3/11 Anniversary

Japan marks tragic 3/11 anniversary

At 2:46 p.m., a siren sounded to mark the exact time the quake struck ... as people across Japan paused to observe a moment of silence for the thousands lives lost nine years after a major earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident struck the country's northeast.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Cabinet members did the same in Tokyo.

Japan Marks Painful 3/11 Anniversary

Japan marks painful 3/11 anniversary

People in Japan are taking a moment today to remember the lives lost nine years after a magnitude-9 earthquake struck the country triggering a tsunami and nuclear accident. 15,899 people died and more than 2,529 remain missing.

Early Wednesday morning, people in the disaster stricken Tohoku region gathered to pray for the souls of the victims.

Japan's Emperor Marks 60th Birthday

Japan's Emperor marks 60th birthday

Emperor Naruhito is now 60 years old.

Ahead of the Sunday occasion, the Emperor expressed his thoughts to the media. It was his first news conference since he ascended the throne last May.

Japan Marks 25 Years Since Earthquake In Kobe

Japan marks 25 years since earthquake in Kobe

Friday marks 25 years since the devastating earthquake that struck Hyogo Prefecture and nearby areas in western Japan, leaving 6,434 people dead.

The tremor known as the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake occurred on January 17, 1995, destroying many buildings and causing fires.

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.

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.

Wednesday Marks 2 Months Since Kyoto Arson Attack

Wednesday marks 2 months since Kyoto arson attack

Wednesday marks two months since dozens of people were killed in an arson attack on an animation studio in Kyoto. Police say it will likely be several months before they arrest the suspect, who's hospitalized with severe burns.

The attack on the Kyoto Animation studio on July 18 left 35 people dead and 34 injured. Police have obtained an arrest warrant for Shinji Aoba on suspicion of arson and murder, among other charges.

Android 10 Marks The End Of An Era As Google Ditches The Dessert Names

Android 10 Marks The End Of An Era As Google Ditches The Dessert Names

One of the defining features of Android is Google’s playful take on the naming schemes for the different versions of the software, where with every release, Google chooses to name the update after a dessert in alphabetical order. This year, which is version 10 and is known as Android Q, Google has yet to officially reveal what the update will be called.

After all, there aren’t that many mainstream and obvious desserts starting with the letter “Q”, right? Turns out, for Android 10, Google has decided that they will be marking the end of an era by dropping the use of dessert names completely, and where 2019’s version of Android will simply be known as Android 10.

Japan Marks 74 Years Since End Of Wwii

Japan marks 74 years since end of WWII

People in Japan are observing a solemn anniversary on Thursday. August 15 is the day Japan marks the end of World War Two and prays for peace.

A government-sponsored ceremony will be held in Tokyo to remember about 3.1 million Japanese who died in the war.

Nagasaki Marks 74 Years Since Atomic Bombing

Nagasaki marks 74 years since atomic bombing

Friday marks 74 years since an atomic bomb was dropped over Japan's western city of Nagasaki. At a memorial service in the city, the mayor will call on Japan's government to join a UN treaty on banning nuclear weapons.

The service will begin at the city's Peace Park at 10:40 a.m. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will attend, along with survivors of the bombing, known as hibakusha. Families of those who died as a result of the attack will also be at the service.

Okinawa Marks 74 Years Since Wwii Battle

Okinawa marks 74 years since WWII battle

Japan's southern prefecture of Okinawa is commemorating the 74th anniversary of the end of a fierce ground battle during the final stages of World War Two.

Bereaved families and others have been gathering since early Sunday morning at the Peace Memorial Park in the city of Itoman to pay their respects.