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Japan Parade Set for May 11
May 6, 2024, 8:14.00 am ET


Photo: Shingo Kunieda/Japan Parade

The Japan Parade will take place on Saturday, May 11, beginning on Central Park West at West 81st Street and traveling south to West 67th Street.

Wheelchair tennis star and four-time Paralympic gold medalist Shingo Kunieda will serve as the parade’s Grand Marshall, and Sandra Endo, Fox 11 Good Day LA anchor, will serve as Emcee of the parade. The parade will feature live appearances by the cast of “Demon Slayer,” Anime NYC (Anime Convention), Coalition of Asian Pacific Americans, COBU (Drum), Harlem Japanese Gospel Choir, International Karate Organization Kyokushinkaikan, The Japanese Folk Dance of NY, Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO), Japan Performing Arts (Bon Odori), Naoya Ogura Jazz Band, NYPD Police Band, 10tecomai, and many more.

In addition, there will be a street fair with food, and participating groups will show Japan’s various attractions, such as culture, tradition, sports, music, and cosplay.

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