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UNESCO heritage list adds 33 Japanese festivals as single entry

Dec 1, 2016

UNESCO heritage list adds 33 Japanese festivals as single entry

Thirty-three traditional festivals from across Japan have been added to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list, the international body said. The festivals, most of which date back to the Edo Period (1603-1868), are held in 18 prefectures and feature parades involving floats made with traditional ...

Dec 1, 2016

Honolulu car crash claims three Japanese students: report

Three Japanese students died in a single-car accident Monday on a highway in Honolulu, according to a local report. Authorities said two of the students have been identified as Takumi Yamamoto, 19, and Norihito Shigeta, 20, the report said, adding that speed may have ...

Emperor thanks Singapore president for help 3/11 disaster aid

Nov 30, 2016

Emperor thanks Singapore president for help 3/11 disaster aid

Singapore President Tony Tan met with Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko at the Imperial Palace on Wednesday, with the Emperor expressing gratitude for the city-state’s aid following the March 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. The Emperor thanked Tan, who is on a nine-day state ...