Crown prince proclamation ceremonies postponed amid outbreak

National Apr 14, 2020

Crown prince proclamation ceremonies postponed amid outbreak

The government said Tuesday it has postponed this month's ceremonies to celebrate Crown Prince Akishino's ascent to first in line to the chrysanthemum throne amid the new coronavirus outbreak. The Rikkoshi no Rei ceremonies, originally scheduled for Sunday, are intended to proclaim the 54-year-old crown ...

Japan considers postponing ceremonies for Crown Prince Akishino

National Apr 10, 2020

Japan considers postponing ceremonies for Crown Prince Akishino

The government is considering to postpone this month's Rikkoshi no Rei ceremonies, meant to proclaim Crown Prince Akishino's rise to first in line to the throne, due to the spread of the new coronavirus, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Friday. The possible delay comes ...

Japanese artists celebrate Reiwa Era at Sydney Opera House

National Dec 17, 2019

Japanese artists celebrate Reiwa Era at Sydney Opera House

The largest-ever gathering of traditional Japanese artists in Sydney performed together on Monday in celebration of the new imperial era, Reiwa, at the World Heritage-listed Sydney Opera House. All proceeds from the "Japan Spectacular" performance were donated to a charity called the Japan Club of ...

Japan Post begins sales of Reiwa's first New Year's postcards

National Nov 1, 2019

Japan Post begins sales of Reiwa's first New Year's postcards

Japan Post Co. began selling the first New Year's lottery postcards of the Reiwa Era on Friday. A ceremony for the 2020 nengajō (New Year's greeting cards) was held at JP Tower in Tokyo's Marunouchi district. At the event, Toshiaki Hirose, a former member of the ...