Feb 22, 2014

N.Z. city marks 2011 quake anniversary

A memorial service commemorating the third anniversary of the Christchurch quake, which claimed the lives of 185 people, including 28 Japanese students, was held Saturday in the city’s botanical gardens. The civic ceremony was attended by Senior Vice Foreign Minister Norio Mitsuya, Japanese Ambassador ...

Jan 31, 2014

Swiss festival to mark 150 years of ties with Japan

A four-day festival of Swiss culture starting next week in Tokyo will set the stage for a year of events planned to celebrate the 150th anniversary of diplomatic ties with Japan, Swiss Ambassador Urs Bucher said Friday. The events are designed to be as ...

U.S. marks 50th anniversary of JFK assassination

Nov 23, 2013

U.S. marks 50th anniversary of JFK assassination

With flags fluttering at half-staff, the United States paused Friday to mourn President John F. Kennedy and a generation’s shattered dreams, cut down 50 years ago by an assassin’s bullet. The young leader’s brutal death, a dark turning point even in an era gripped ...

Reverent memorials to mark 50th anniversary of JFK assassination

Nov 22, 2013

Reverent memorials to mark 50th anniversary of JFK assassination

Fifty years after President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, thousands will mark the day with a solemn ceremony in Dealey Plaza, through which the president’s motorcade passed when the shots rang out. Friday’s event will feature brief remarks ...

Yamanote fetes green trains with rolling nuptials

Oct 15, 2013

Yamanote fetes green trains with rolling nuptials

Chosen for their special connection to the Yamanote Line in Tokyo, a lucky couple exchanged vows on board a specially reserved train Monday as part of East Japan Railway Co.’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of the introduction of its series of lime green ...

NRA issues safety vow on its first anniversary

Sep 19, 2013

NRA issues safety vow on its first anniversary

Nuclear Regulation Authority Chairman Shunichi Tanaka vowed Thursday to ensure that the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant is made safe as the regulatory body marked the first anniversary of its launch. “The situation at the Fukushima No. 1 plant remains unstable. Every time a ...

Sep 18, 2013

China museum unveils forced labor 'evidence'

A Chinese museum marked the anniversary of the 1931 Mukden Incident Wednesday by revealing documents it said will facilitate a compensation claim against Tokyo over forced labor in World War II. Imperial Japanese soldiers set off an explosion by a Japanese-run railway in Manchuria ...