Prince Mikasa laid to rest in Imperial rite

Nov 4, 2016

Prince Mikasa laid to rest in Imperial rite

Emperor Akihito’s uncle, Prince Mikasa, who served in China during World War II and criticized the war waged in his older brother’s name, was laid to rest Friday in solemn ceremonies attended by the Imperial family, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and other mourners. Mikasa’s ...

Nov 1, 2016

Prince Mikasa's funeral and tomb to cost ¥289 million

Funeral services and a tomb for Prince Mikasa, who died last week at age 100, will cost an estimated ¥289 million, with the Cabinet deciding Tuesday to disburse ¥209 million of the total from the government’s reserve funds for fiscal 2016. The remaining expenditures ...

Hundreds gather to pay final respects to late yokozuna Chiyonofuji

Aug 7, 2016

Hundreds gather to pay final respects to late yokozuna Chiyonofuji

Some 1,000 turned out to honor late legendary sumo wrestler Chiyonofuji on Sunday, when the funeral and memorial service were held at Tokyo’s Kokonoe stable. Cattleya, the orchid loved by the iconic former yokozuna, were laid inside his coffin, as his former stablemate and ...

Singaporeans bid final farewell to founding father Lee

Mar 30, 2015

Singaporeans bid final farewell to founding father Lee

Tens of thousands of people braved heavy rain and lined the streets of Singapore on Sunday to catch a last glimpse of founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew as his funeral procession wound through the country he helped build. Booms from a 21-gun salute ...

Mayor eulogizes slain officer as cops outside turn backs

Jan 5, 2015

Mayor eulogizes slain officer as cops outside turn backs

Thousands of New York City police officers turned their backs Sunday as they watched Mayor Bill de Blasio eulogize an officer shot dead with his partner, repeating a stinging display of scorn for the mayor despite entreaties from the police commissioner not to do ...