Shinnenkai events are also a chance to celebrate Japanese culture, so thanks to my #EmbassyChef team for creating traditional "osechi ryori " dishes, Yoko Reikano KIMURA for beautiful koto music, & Michelle Fowlin for performing the Japanese National Anthem. -Ambassador Sugiyama
Before the trophy presentation all stand for the playing of the Japanese national anthem.
Awkward. As March 1 centennial approaches, a closer look at the composer of S. Korea's de facto national anthem unearths not only pro-Japanese ties, but Nazi connections.
Ex Japanese teachers who refused to sing national anthem (hymn to Emperor) lose lawsuit in supreme court
The shortest national anthem in the world is the Japanese ‘Kimigayo’ which has just 32 characters.