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Japan Parade NYC Grand Marshal Takei

By Charlotte Robinson, May 12, 2022

In NYC the first-ever Japan Parade organized by Japan Day Inc. a non-profit org will take place on the Upper West Side on Saturday May 14th from 1P to 3:30P. The parade will begin on Central Park West & 81st Street & travel south ending at Central Park West & 68th Street with fierce LGBTQ activist & actor George Takei serving as Grand Marshal. Initially the parade was planned for 2020 to commemorate the 160th anniversary of the first Japanese delegates’ visit to America in 1860 as well as the 2020 Tokyo Olympic & Paralympic Games but was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The purpose of the Japan Parade is to further promote friendship between USA & Japan to express gratitude to New York City & to strengthen the solidarity of the Japanese-American community on this milestone anniversary. There will also be a Japan Street Fair from 1P to 4:30P located on 69th Street between Central Park West & Columbus Ave. George Takei is a social justice activist, social media superstar, Grammy-nominated recording artist, New York Times bestselling author & pioneering actor whose career has spanned six decades. He has appeared in more than 40 feature films & hundreds of television roles most famously as Hikaru Sulu in Star Trek & he has used his success as a platform to fight for social justice, LGBTQ rights & marriage equality. His commitment to advocacy is personal since he spent his childhood during World War II unjustly imprisoned in United States internment camps along with 120,000 other Japanese Americans. For More Info…

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