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Businesses await Japan's new era name as Emperor's abdication looms

Feb 9, 2017

Businesses await Japan's new era name as Emperor's abdication looms

Calendar and diary manufacturers are keeping close tabs on the government debate about the likely upcoming change in the Imperial era name, which is linked to the reigning emperor, as they prepare to market new products. Following Emperor Akihito’s video message last August expressing ...

Late Thai king honored in Buddhist service

| Feb 9, 2017

Late Thai king honored in Buddhist service

The 100-day Merit-making Grand Ceremony dedicated to His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand was conducted Saturday at The Royal Grand Hall of Buddhism at the Nenbutsushu Sampozan Muryojuji Head Temple in Kato, Hyogo Prefecture. King Bhumibol passed away on Oct. 13 ...