Tokyo Bay fireworks festival, set for Aug 13, canceled out of consideration for quake victims
The annual Tokyo Bay fireworks festival has been canceled this year. Although the display was scheduled to take place on Aug 13, organizers say it has been canceled out of consideration for the victims of the devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami that took place on March 11 in the Tohoku area.
This year’s fireworks display was set to be the 24th in the festival’s history. The announcement marks only the second time that the festival has been canceled since 1997, when it was called off due to strong winds.
Compiled from news reports