Highlights of Japan-related events scheduled for Jan. 11-17

Highlights of Japan-related events scheduled for Jan. 11-17: Jan. 11 (Mon) — Coming of Age Day national holiday. The coronavirus pandemic has forced some Coming of Age ceremonies in the Tokyo metropolitan area to be canceled or postponed, before a state of emergency was declared on Jan. 7 in Tokyo and the adjacent Kanagawa, Chiba and Saitama prefectures. Japanese municipalities hold ceremonies for new adults around this day, when many women wear lavish kimono. In the past, some drunk participants have disrupted the ceremonies. Jan. 12 (Tues) — Cabinet Office to release results of “economy wa…

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