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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 […]

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Features

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 […]

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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

Monkey Business at Tama Zoo in Tokyo as Chimpanzee Escapes

Monkey Business at Tama Zoo in Tokyo as Chimpanzee Escapes

A zookeeper disguised as a chimpanzee takes part in an Escaped Animal Drill at Tama Zoological Park. The annual escape drill is held in Tokyo zoos to help prepare zookeepers […]

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Entertainment

Michael Fassbender attends screening for “Assasin’s Creed” in Tokyo

Michael Fassbender attends screening for “Assasin’s Creed” in Tokyo

The Irish-German actor Michael Fassbender attended a special screening for his movie “Assassin’s Creed” on February 15 in Tokyo. Also in attendance was Japanese actor Takumi Saito who did the […]

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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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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 […]

Features, News, Society, Traditional Japan

Cultural Property Fire Prevention Day in Tokyo

Cultural Property Fire Prevention Day in Tokyo

(All photos by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO) Firefighters participated in fire drills during the 63rd Bunkazai Boka Day (Cultural Property Fire Prevention Day) at Ikegami Honmonji Temple on January 26 in […]

Entertainment, International Celebrities, Movie Premieres

La La Land Japan Premiere

La La Land Japan Premiere

(All photos by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO) Actor Ryan Gosling and director Damien Chazelle attended the Japan premiere for the movie “La La Land” on January 26 in Tokyo. The romantic […]

Bizarre, Features, Modern Japan, News, Robots, Technology

Japanese airport staff wearing robotic suit HAL

Japanese airport staff wearing robotic suit HAL

(All photos by Yoshio Tsunoda/AFLO) Narita Airport staff are using robotic suit HAL (Hybrid Assitive Limb) which gives its wearer extra strength when lifting heavy luggage. The hi-tech device was […]

Features, Traditional Japan

New Year Ice Bath Ceremony in Japan

New Year Ice Bath Ceremony in Japan

(All photos by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO) Annual New Year ice bath ceremony took place at Kanda Myojin Shrine in Tokyo on January 21. A group of brave men and women […]