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More Than 70,000 Walk Along Inui Road At Imperial Palace

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JAPAN TODAY
 
TOKYO - More than 70,000 people on Saturday walked along the Imperial Palace's Inui-dori (road) to enjoy the late autumn foliage.
By 3 p.m., more than 71,500 people had walked along the 750-meter-long road, palace officials said.  About 3,000 people were already lined up from early ...

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Japan Cancels Cherry Blossom Party Amid Cronyism Accusations

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BBC
 
The Japanese government has cancelled an annual party held to admire the blossom on cherry trees, following allegations of cronyism.
The publicly funded event, honouring the great and the good for their achievements, has taken place every April since 1952.
But opposition politicians said Pr...

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Organizers Launch Second Olympic Ticket Lottery In Japan

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JAPAN TIMES
 
The second phase of next summer’s Tokyo Olympics ticket lottery began for residents of Japan on Wednesday, with over one million tickets available for nearly all the Olympic events including the opening and closing ceremonies.
Tickets for boxing, previously omitted due to issues sur...

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Emperor Rides Past Cheering Thousands In Celebratory Parade

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
A parade celebrating the enthronement of the Emperor took place on Sunday along a 4.6-kilometer course from the Imperial Palace to the Akasaka Imperial Palace in Minato Ward, with tens of thousands of cheering well-wishers lining the route.
The “Shukuga-Onretsu-no-gi” parade is o...

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Thousands Gather Ahead Of Rare Japan Imperial Parade

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CNA
 
TOKYO: Thousands of people gathered in Tokyo on Sunday (Nov 10) ahead of a rare open-top car parade featuring newly enthroned Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako, with heavy security in place for the event.
The motorcade scheduled for later in the afternoon is one of the final public events...

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Abe, Moon Break Ice After Worst Japan-South Korea Fight in Years

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BLOOMERG AUSTRALIA - NZ
 
South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed in their first meeting in 14 months to ease tensions, according to the South Korean presidential office.
Moon and Abe shared the view that the relationship between South Korea and Japan is i...

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Japan Festival To Show 'Comfort Women' Film After Backlash

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BBC
 
A Japanese film festival will now show a documentary on forced wartime sex workers after its earlier decision to cancel the screening sparked a backlash.
The festival in Kawasaki said safety concerns had now been resolved.
Tens of thousands of so-called "comfort women" from around Asia were...

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Takashi Murakami, Japan's Rock Star Artist, Unveils 10-Metre 'Stupid Cat Painting'

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THE GUARDIAN
 
Made of 502 silkscreens, the new work is the largest piece to ever enter the Art Gallery of NSW’s international collection. Murakami calls it a ‘stupid thing’
Takashi Murakami – rock-star artist, celebrity enthusiast, social media king, ComplexCon hero and the man who coined the Su...

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Fire Likely Started Inside Main Hall Of Shuri Castle

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
NAHA — The fire that engulfed Shuri Castle on Thursday is believed to have started inside the Seiden main hall, given two shutters at the entrance to the hall were found to have been locked, the Okinawa prefectural police and others said Friday.
Prefectural police and the Naha Fi...

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Fire At Shuri Castle, A World Heritage Site

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NHK
 
A fire is raging at Shuri Castle, a UNESCO's World Heritage site in the southern prefecture of Okinawa. It started early Thursday morning. Fire trucks have rushed to the scene.
The Naha city fire department says it received an emergency call reporting a fire at the castle at about 2:40 a.m....

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