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FIREWORKS

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WORLD
Dec 31, 2015
New Year's to see less-bright City of Light as terror-wary Paris scrubs fireworks, abstains
Authorities in Paris, with an eye to security following the November attacks by armed militants, are shortening a New Year video light show at the Arc de Triomphe at midnight on Thursday and cancelling a fireworks display to keep down crowds.
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JAPAN
Jul 25, 2015
Hundreds of thousands flock to watch annual Sumida River fireworks spectacle
Some 20,000 fireworks were let off during the annual Sumida River Fireworks Festival on Saturday, turning the evening sky into a spectacle of dazzling colors.
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JAPAN
Jul 17, 2015
Tokyo Bay fireworks festival may be an Olympics loser, ousted by construction work
This summer could be the final time the Tokyo Bay Grand Fireworks Festival is held, ending a spectacular annual celebration that began in the feel-good years of the late 1980s.
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CULTURE
Jun 18, 2015
Do's and don'ts that will make your night of fireworks a blast
Summer in Japan means hanabi taikai (firework festivals), and if you're unprepared you may find your night quickly fizzling out.
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JAPAN
Aug 14, 2014
Fireworks bound for Pearl Harbor
Sister cities Honolulu and Nagaoka plan to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of the war next year with Niigata-made fireworks launched at Pearl Harbor.
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Events / Events Outside Tokyo
Jul 24, 2014
Sakaiminato — the city of fish and festivities
Sakaiminato in Tottori Prefecture is a city that is ideal for tourists. It's one of the biggest fishing towns in Japan, and as the hometown of Mizuki Shigeru, author of the yōkai (Japanese folklore monsters and ghouls) manga series "GeGeGe no Kitaro," it's known as the birthplace of some of the country's most popular cartoon monsters.
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Events / Events Outside Tokyo
May 22, 2014
Aichi Prefecture is firing on all cylinders
Among the different kinds of hanabi (fireworks) in Japan, the tezutsu hanabi is probably the one you really shouldn't try at home. "Tezutsu" means "hand-held," and a tezutsu hanabi cylindrical cartridge is made of a hollowed out bamboo tube, which is wrapped in rope woven from rice straw. The tube, which is usually around 80 cm tall and 15 cm wide, is packed with 1.5 to 3 kg of gunpowder. It's believed that the tezutsu hanabi evolved from the use of similar devices as signals in warfare 400 years ago. The tube is hand held when lit, and it can blast flames and sparks up to 10 meters high into the air.
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JAPAN
Aug 15, 2013
60 hospitalized in food stall gas blast at Kyoto fireworks festival
At least 60 people, including small children, are rushed to hospitals in Fukuchiyama, Kyoto Prefecture, after a propane tank apparently exploded in a food stall just before a major fireworks festival was to start.
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MULTIMEDIA
Aug 12, 2013
Fireworks over Miyajima
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JAPAN
Jul 27, 2013
Sumida River fireworks canceled by storm
The Sumida River fireworks show, one of the biggest in the nation, was canceled Saturday for the first time in 35 years by a thunderstorm.
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COMMUNITY / Voices / VIEWS FROM THE STREET
Jul 15, 2013
Tokyo: Which of Japan's many summer firework displays do you recommend?
I think the best fireworks display in Japan is in Nagaoka, Niigata Prefecture. Even though it is not the biggest in Japan, the huge round fireworks let off there are very famous and attract people from all over the place. I'm looking forward to seeing the Nagaoka fireworks this year.
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Events / Events Outside Tokyo
May 24, 2013
Record haul expected during 20-minute fireworks display
The port city of Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture, located on the country's Noto Peninsula, will be filled with things to do for one week from the end of May as it kicks off its Citizens' Festival.

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