Tokyo Skytree tallies fifth anniversary

May 22, 2017

Tokyo Skytree tallies fifth anniversary

Tokyo Skytree, the world’s tallest broadcasting tower, marked its fifth anniversary on Monday. As of March, about 26 million people had visited the popular landmark, which is surrounded by the Tokyo Solamachi commercial complex, and around 180 million had visited the entire site, according ...

Kobe remembers Great Hanshin Earthquake 22 years on

Jan 17, 2017

Kobe remembers Great Hanshin Earthquake 22 years on

The city of Kobe and surrounding areas on Tuesday marked the anniversary of the magnitude-7.3 earthquake that killed more than 6,400 people 22 years ago. A moment of silence was observed at 5:46 a.m., the time when the temblor hit the city on Jan. ...

Nov 7, 2016

Japan's JET Programme marks 30th anniversary

Alumni and current participants in the Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme vowed Monday to continue to act as bridges between Japanese and overseas communities as they gathered to mark the 30th anniversary of the government project. “As more and more Japanese companies look to ...

Play, other events planned to honor murdered journalist Goto

Jan 28, 2016

Play, other events planned to honor murdered journalist Goto

A year has gone by since freelance journalist Kenji Goto was murdered by Islamic State militants, and Goto’s friends, still in mourning, are planning various events to pass on his legacy. To commemorate the first anniversary of his death, Sakura Baba, 42, will be ...

Jan 22, 2016

Japan to hold ceremony to mark fifth disaster anniversary

The government decided Friday to hold a memorial ceremony in Tokyo on March 11 to mark the fifth anniversary of the powerful earthquake and tsunami that hit the northeastern part of the country in 2011. The ceremony has been held annually since 2012. The ...