Niigata ceremony commemorates victims of Pearl Harbor attack

Dec 9, 2016

Niigata ceremony commemorates victims of Pearl Harbor attack

Memorial fireworks were launched in Nagaoka, Niigata Prefecture, on Thursday for those who died in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, marking the 75th anniversary of the incident. Viewers who gathered on a bank of the Shinano River also prayed for peace. Nagaoka is ...

Jul 26, 2016

Anti-terrorism squad to be deployed at Tokyo fireworks display

A police anti-terrorism squad will be deployed at the annual Sumida River fireworks festival in Tokyo this weekend amid heightened security concerns in the wake of terrorist attacks overseas, according to the Metropolitan Police Department. The festival, scheduled for Saturday, usually draws over 900,000 ...

New Year's revelers unfazed by attack worries in most places

Dec 31, 2015

New Year's revelers unfazed by attack worries in most places

In Bangkok, police-flanked partygoers will ring in the new year at the site of a deadly bombing that took place just months ago. In Paris, residents recovering from their city’s own deadly attacks will enjoy scaled-back celebrations. And in Belgium’s capital, authorities anxious after ...