On March 11, 2012, the Japanese government will hold a memorial ceremony in Tokyo in memory of the first anniversary of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit parts of the Tohku region last year.

According to the newspaper, Japan Times, Their Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan will attend the memorial along with Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda as well as other dignitaries. In a press conference, Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura, stated that the hour-long memorial will be held at the National Theater in Tokyo beginning at 2:30p.m.  Furthermore, “…representatives of the victims’ families will make speeches after a moment of silent prayer.”  The memorial will also be broadcast live on Japanese television.

Source: Japan Times

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