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St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Tokyo

St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Tokyo

More than 1,000 people took part in the 25th St. Patrick’s Day parade in Tokyo on March 19. People wearing green marched on Omotesando to commemorate the Irish patron Saint […]

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Features

Luxury Toilet Worth 10 Million Yen

Luxury Toilet Worth 10 Million Yen

Japanese toilet wholesaler Sakamoto unveiled a luxury toilet “Bidocoro” worth 10 million yen (USD90,000) at the annual Hotel and Restaurant Show at Tokyo Big Site on February 23. (All photos […]

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Sport

Very limited edition Ferrari J50 launches in Japan

Very limited edition Ferrari J50 launches in Japan

This is the very special limited edition Ferrari J50 premiered in Tokyo on on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 to celebrate Ferrari’s 50th anniversary in Japan. (Photos by Yoshio Tsunoda/AFLO) The […]

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Bizarre Japan

Robot hotel opens near Tokyo Disneyland

Robot hotel opens near Tokyo Disneyland

Henn-na Hotel, which translates as Strange Hotel, is managed by robots who can attend guests in English, Chinese, Korean and Japanese. Every room has a concierge robot “Tapia” set to […]

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Entertainment

Ghost in the Shell Press Conference and World Premiere

Ghost in the Shell Press Conference and World Premiere

Actors Scarlett Johansson, Juliette Binoche, Pilou Asbaek, Takeshi Kitano and director Rupert Sanders attended the press conference and world premiere for their movie “Ghost in the Shell” in Tokyo on […]

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Pictures of the Week

Pictures of the Week (Jun. 25 – Jul. 1)

Pictures of the Week (Jun. 25 – Jul. 1)

Aichi, Japan – A general view of the 100th Japan Track & Field National Championships Men’s 100m Final at Paloma Mizuho Stadium, June 25, 2016. (Photo by YUTAKA/AFLO SPORT) Aichi, […]

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News, Technology

Pepper dances PPAP

Pepper dances PPAP

SoftBank’s humanoid robot Pepper performs “Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen (PPAP)” dance at Pepper World 2017. (Photos and video by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO) Every year, SoftBank Robotics organizes Pepper World exhibition to showcase the […]

Bizarre, Fushigi

Otonamaki (adult wrapping) relaxation therapy

Otonamaki (adult wrapping) relaxation therapy

(All photos by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO) Otonamaki is a Japanese therapeutic method to alleviate stiffness and posture problems as well as provide a relaxation effect. A participant is wrapped in […]

Features, Traditional Japan

Sapporo Snow Festival 2017

Sapporo Snow Festival 2017

(All photos by Yoshio Tsunoda/AFLO) Large snow sculptures are being displayed at the annual Sapporo Snow Festival which is held February 6-12th this year. Over 2.5 million people are expecting […]

Features, Traditional Japan

Setsubun festivals held across Japan

Setsubun festivals held across Japan

(Photo by Yoshio Tsunoda/AFLO) People across Japan celebrated Setsubun or Bean-Throwing festival today. Setsubun is celebrated each year on February 3rd marking the day before the beginning of Spring. (Photo […]

Features, Modern Japan

Pepper the robot starts work at sushi restaurant

Pepper the robot starts work at sushi restaurant

(All photos by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO) Pepper the robot works at the reception of the Hamazushi conveyor belt sushi restaurant in Saitama, just north of Tokyo. The humanoid robot created […]