Emperor Yoshihito's coronation; crowds pack Tokyo dance halls before ban; Hikari superexpress now world's fastest; nearly 600 dolphins slaughtered in Nagasaki

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Emperor Yoshihito's coronation; crowds pack Tokyo dance halls before ban; Hikari superexpress now world's fastest; nearly 600 dolphins slaughtered in Nagasaki

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100 YEARS AGO Thursday, Nov. 11 1915 'Divine' Coronation for Emperor Yoshihito The Coronation of His Majesty the Emperor Yoshihito, the 123rd Emperor in an unbroken line of illustrious sovereigns, was held today in the ancient Imperial Palace in Kyoto with impressive simplicity befitting the solemn occasion. The ...

Japan eases late-night restrictions on dance clubs

Jun 17, 2015

Japan eases late-night restrictions on dance clubs

The Diet revised the adult entertainment business law on Wednesday to enable dance clubs to operate past midnight if they meet certain conditions. The revision came after individuals from the music industry such as performer and composer Ryuichi Sakamoto, a prominent lobbyist, launched a campaign ...

Traditional spirit-welcoming Bon dances get modern spin

Aug 4, 2014

Traditional spirit-welcoming Bon dances get modern spin

Choreographed dance has long been part of Bon festivals, which welcome ancestors' spirits back to the world of the living each summer, but organizers of some events this year are seeking to revitalize the traditional performance by adapting it for a contemporary setting. A new ...