Wedding ceremony of Princess Mako to be held on Nov 4 next year
Japan Today -- Nov 22
The Imperial Household Agency said Wednesday the wedding ceremony of Princess Mako, the eldest granddaughter of Emperor Akihito, and her classmate from university days Kei Komuro will be held on Nov 4 next year.

The 83-year-old emperor and Empress Michiko are expected to attend the ceremony at Tokyo's Imperial Hotel, according to agency sources. The emperor is set to abdicate in the spring of 2019. Before the wedding, the couple, both 26, will hold a traditional rite of betrothal called "Nosai no Gi," on March 4 to be formally engaged, the agency said. The ceremony is set on a Sunday, in light of Komuro's work as a paralegal at a law firm, according to agency sources.

婚約が内定した秋篠宮家の長女・眞子さまの結婚式について、宮内庁は来年11月4日に行うと正式に発表しました。 眞子さまは国際基督教大学の同級生・小室圭さんとの婚約が内定し、9月にお二人で記者会見に臨まれました。
News sources: Japan Today, ANNnewsCH
Oct 17
Police in Hiroshima, western Japan, are investigating graffiti found at 3 places in the Peace Memorial Park. The park is home to the landmark Atomic Bomb Dome, which was damaged in the 1945 bombing. (NHK)
Oct 17
The number of foreign visitors to Japan has dropped for the first time in more than 5 years as natural disasters prompted many tourists to cancel trips in September. (NHK)
Oct 17
A Tokyo court has begun questioning 3 former executives of Tokyo Electric Power Company about their involvement in the 2011 nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi plant. (NHK)
Oct 17
Tokyo police arrested on Tuesday some members of a fraud group for allegedly attempting to register a land ownership change using fake documents, in a high-profile case that led Sekisui House Ltd. <1928> to lose billions of yen. (Jiji)
Oct 17
Gunma Prefecture says its helicopter that crashed in August is suspected to have been flying in violation of civil aviation laws. (NHK)
Oct 17
An unmanned store using artificial intelligence instead of cashiers is set to open on a trial basis at a station in Tokyo. (NHK)
Oct 16
Showa University in Tokyo admitted Monday that its medical school has been rigging entrance examination results in favor of first- and second-time test takers, while putting former students' children high on waiting lists to fill vacancies. (Jiji)
Oct 16
The Imperial Household Agency said Monday it will jointly excavate Japan’s largest ancient mounded tomb with a local government for the first time. (Japan Times)
Oct 13
A education ministry survey has found that more universities with medical departments in Japan are suspected of rigging entrance examination results, education minister Masahiko Shibayama said Friday. (Jiji)
Oct 13
The family of a pop group member promoting agriculture in western Japan who hanged herself in March sued officials of her talent agency for damages on Friday, claiming their harassment and overwork caused her death. (Japan Today)