Imperial Couple visit Ise Shrine

Mar 26, 2014

Imperial Couple visit Ise Shrine

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko visited Ise Shrine in Mie Prefecture on Wednesday, following the ceremony last October to transfer the shrine deity to a new building. During their visit to the shrine, the Imperial jewel and sword, two of the family’s three sacred ...

Jun 1, 2013

Ise to fund tourist info in English

To attract foreign visitors on the occasion of Ise Shrine’s “shikinen sengu” renovation event in October, held once every two decades, the host city in Mie Prefecture will start providing subsidies for tourist facilities to prepare information in English. Starting Saturday, the city of ...

Jul 2, 2011

Spreading anti-nuclear sentiment

Tokyo Electric Power Co. and three other power companies held shareholders’ meetings on Tuesday and six more on Wednesday. The shareholders’ meetings were overshadowed by the crisis at Tepco’s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. At some meetings, many shareholders presented motions calling for ...