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Wreath-laying ceremony

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Pic of The Day’ or, “Sign of The Times? - Seems a recurrent theme lately of Japan following diplomatic protocols wit their allies: accepting dignitaries, meeting with respective heads of state, demonstrations of training together, reviewing allied troops, and showing respect to the fallen soldiers of their allies:

Apr 3 - https://japantoday.com/category/picture-of-the-day/Chilly-reception -

Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi reviews the honor guard as he attends a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb to the Unknown Soldier in Warsaw, Poland, on Sat.

Mar 26 - https://japantoday.com/category/picture-of-the-day/u.s.-envoy's-attestation-ceremony

Emperor Naruhito receives credentials for new U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel during an attestation ceremony at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Fri.

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Thank you. This is a beautiful thing to do.

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Japanese ceremonial war drums have a long history. They are both beautiful and terrifying - neither my dog nor son would go near them.

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And in the future the Russian Chief of staff will be doing the same in Kiev.....

As Edwin Starr said.. "War.... What is it good for?"

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