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Kristi Yamaguchi serves as grand marshall for Japan Day Parade in NYC

Kristi Yamaguchi stepped into the role of grand marshall for the second-annual Japan Day Parade in New York City on Saturday.

According to ABC 7 NY, the parade took over Central Park West between 81st Street to 67th Street. Yamaguchi rode in a convertible and wore a sash designating her as the grand marshall. New York City Mayor Eric Adams also joined the parade.

The parade was a celebration of Japanese heritage and culture. Before the parade, attendees also enjoined a street festival with Japanese food and cultural performances.

“I love the city of New York, so to be able to be here and be in a parade in New York City, it’s huge. It’s something I watched as a kid growing up, so many of the amazing parades here, so yeah, it’s very exciting and I think to be able to celebrate Japanese culture as well,” Yamaguchi told CBS News.

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