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GOJ to host ceremony for 10th anniversary of Tohoku disaster

  • March 2, 2021
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All networks reported at noon that the GOJ decided today to hold a ceremony to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11. Last year’s anniversary event had to be canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The networks said the ceremony will be attended by the Emperor and Empress, and the Emperor will deliver an address. The number of people invited to the ceremony will be decreased from the usual 1,500 to 220. Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato reportedly told the press this morning: “The government policy is to make this year’s ceremony the last one as it marks the 10th anniversary of the disaster…. With regard to next year and beyond, we will make a decision based on the circumstances at the time.”

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