Yoshiaki Miura

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Yasukuni Shrine glows in its traditional mid-summer show

| Aug 2, 2016

Yasukuni Shrine glows in its traditional mid-summer show

It’s like a midsummer night’s dream. In mid-July, Yasukuni Shrine in central Tokyo was lit up in orange by 30,000 lanterns lining the approach to the annual Mitama Matsuri festival, creating a nostalgic atmosphere. The festival’s location, often a point of diplomatic contention with ...

Tokyo's Ueno Park blossoms as tourist site

| Apr 7, 2015

Tokyo's Ueno Park blossoms as tourist site

Ueno Park, one of Tokyo’s best-known landmarks, is Japan’s first government-designated park, with its origins dating back to the Meiji Era. It was Dutch military Dr. Anthonius Franciscus Bauduin (1820-1885) who first proposed the idea of giving the area special status. At this time ...

Goto, Yukawa mourned in spontaneous gatherings nationwide

Feb 9, 2015

Goto, Yukawa mourned in spontaneous gatherings nationwide

People gathered at dusk Sunday at a number of locations nationwide to mourn the deaths of Kenji Goto and Haruna Yukawa, two hostages of the Islamic State group whom the militants apparently murdered last month. Near the statue of Hachiko outside Shibuya Station in ...