News

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence visits Japan

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence visits Japan

(All photos by Yoshio Tsunoda/AFLO) U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is on a 3-day visit to Japan. Pence met Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera and Chief of Staff Katsutoshi Kawano […]

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Features

Wakamiya Hachiman-sha Shrine festival in Nagoya

Wakamiya Hachiman-sha Shrine festival in Nagoya

(All photos by Ben Weller/AFLO) Wakamiya Hachiman-sha Shrine annual festival took place on May 15 and 16 in Nagoya, Japan. One of the largest festivals in Nara Prefecture originated in […]

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Sport

Japan wins gold in Ladies’ Team Pursuit, sets Olympic record

Japan wins gold in Ladies’ Team Pursuit, sets Olympic record

(Photo by MATSUO.K/AFLO) Japan won gold medal in speed skating team pursuit, beating the strong Netherlands team with an Olympic record of 2 minutes 53.89 seconds. (Photo by Yohei Osada/AFLO) […]

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Bizarre Japan

Robot Hotel Opens in Ginza

Robot Hotel Opens in Ginza

(All photos by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO) A new branch of Henn-na (Weird) Hotel opened in Ginza district in Tokyo. The hotel is managed by humans and robots, some of which […]

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Entertainment

“The Greatest Showman” press conference in Tokyo

“The Greatest Showman” press conference in Tokyo

(All photos by Naoki Nishimura/AFLO) Australian actor Hugh Jackman and American actress / singer Keala Settle attended the press conference for their movie “The Greatest Showman” at Tokyo Midtown on […]

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Traditional Japan

Wakamiya Hachiman-sha Shrine festival in Nagoya

Wakamiya Hachiman-sha Shrine festival in Nagoya

(All photos by Ben Weller/AFLO) Wakamiya Hachiman-sha Shrine annual festival took place on May 15 and 16 in Nagoya, Japan. One of the largest festivals in Nara Prefecture originated in […]

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Other News

Olympic Games, Sports

Japan’s Ayumu Hirano wins silver behind Shaun White in Halfpipe

Japan’s Ayumu Hirano wins silver behind Shaun White in Halfpipe

(Photo by Yohei Osada/AFLO) Japan’s young star Ayumu Hirano won silver medal behind the American legend Shaun White in Snowboarding Halfpipe final on February 14 at the PyeongChang Winter Olympic […]

Entertainment, International Celebrities

Hugh Jackman attends “The Greatest Showman” red carpet in Tokyo

Hugh Jackman attends “The Greatest Showman” red carpet in Tokyo

(All photos by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO) Australian actor Hugh Jackman and singer / actress Keala Settle attended a special red carpet event for the musical movie ”The Greatest Showman” in […]

Olympic Games, Sports, Uncategorized

Ayumu Hirano and Shaun White compete at Halfpipe Qualifying

Ayumu Hirano and Shaun White compete at Halfpipe Qualifying

(Photo by Yohei Osada/AFLO) Snowboarding Men’s Halfpipe Qualification took place on February 13 at Phoenix Snow Park during the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games in South Korea. Japan’s young star […]

Features, Traditional Japan

Fire festival at Toba Shinmeisha Shrine

Fire festival at Toba Shinmeisha Shrine

(All photos by Ben Weller/AFLO) Annual fire festival “Toba-no-Hi Matsuri” took place on February 11 at Toba Shinmeisha, a Shinto shrine in Nishio, Japan. The festival begins with men walking […]

Olympic Games, Sports

PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games have begun

PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games have begun

(Photo by Yohei Osada/AFLO) The opening ceremony for PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games was held on February 9, kicking off the winter sport festival. (Photo by Yohei Osada/AFLO) Yuka Fujimori […]