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Japan’s Princess Mako to Marry Commoner

Japan’s Princess Mako to Marry Commoner

(Photo by Yoshio Tsunoda/AFLO) Local media reported early this week that Japan’s Princess Mako will be engaged to Kei Komuro, her former classmate at International Christian University who now works […]

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Features

Sanja Matsuri 2017

Sanja Matsuri 2017

(All photos by Michael Steinebach/AFLO) Sanja Matsuri took place in Asakusa, Tokyo, on May 19. Sanja Matsuri is the largest among the three main Shinto festivals in Tokyo, attracting over […]

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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

Phallus Festival : Kanamara Matsuri

Phallus Festival : Kanamara Matsuri

All photos by Hiroshi Omori/AFLO Phallus Festival or Kanamara Matsuri took place at Kanayama Shrine in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, on April 2. The event is held every year on the […]

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Entertainment

Brad Pitt attends press conference for “War Machine” in Tokyo

Brad Pitt attends press conference for “War Machine” in Tokyo

(All Photos by AFLO) Actor Brad Pitt attends the press conference for the Netflix original movie “War Machine” in Tokyo on May 22. Director David Michod and producer Jeremy Kleiner […]

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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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Other News

Features, Traditional Japan

“Honozumo” Sumo Tournament at Yasukuni Shrine

“Honozumo” Sumo Tournament at Yasukuni Shrine

(All photos by Yohei Osada/AFLO) Ceremonial sumo tournament “Honozumo” took place at Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo on April 17. Held annually in April, the free one-day event features top sumo […]

Features, Traditional Japan

Handheld fireworks launched at Shinto Shrine

Handheld fireworks launched at Shinto Shrine

(All photos by Ben Weller) Annual spring festival Gongen Matsuri was held this weekend at Matsudaira Tosho-gu, a Shinto shrine in Toyota City, Aichi prefecture. Men launched handheld fireworks known […]

Entertainment, International Celebrities

Liv Tyler arrives at Tokyo International Airport

Liv Tyler arrives at Tokyo International Airport

(All photos by AFLO) Actress Liv Tyler arrived at Tokyo International Airport on Sunday, dressed in simple black with a pair of glasses after a long flight from London. She […]

Entertainment, International Celebrities, Movie Premieres

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 premiere in Japan

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 premiere in Japan

(All photos by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO) “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” premiere was held at the Shin-Toyosu Brillia Running Stadium on April 10 in Tokyo. Actors Chris Pratt, Zoe […]

Bizarre

Phallus Festival : Kanamara Matsuri

Phallus Festival : Kanamara Matsuri

All photos by Hiroshi Omori/AFLO Phallus Festival or Kanamara Matsuri took place at Kanayama Shrine in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, on April 2. The event is held every year on the […]