News

Cleaning and recovery efforts continue in heat after flood disaster in Okayama

Cleaning and recovery efforts continue in heat after flood disaster in Okayama

(All photos by Ben Weller/AFLO) July 17, 2018 – Recovery efforts continue in the Southern regions of Japan which were devastated by the deadly flood caused by torrential rain. Extreme […]

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Features

Japan observes 73rd anniversary of end of World War 2

Japan observes 73rd anniversary of end of World War 2

(Photo by Nicolas Datiche/AFLO) Japan marked the 73rd anniversary of the end of World War II. Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko attended the memorial ceremony at Tokyo Budokan Martial Arts […]

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Sport

Andres Iniesta signs with J-League first-division side Vissel Kobe

Andres Iniesta signs with J-League first-division side Vissel Kobe

(Photos by Naoki Nishimura/AFLO) Barcelona’s legendary soccer player Andres Iniesta signed a contract with J-League first-division side Vissel Kobe. Iniesta attended a press conference in Tokyo on May 24 in […]

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Bizarre Japan

Pikachu Outbreak 2018

Pikachu Outbreak 2018

(All photos by Yoshio Tsunoda/AFLO) Over 1500 Pikachu mascots paraded the streets of Yokohama on August 16 as part of an annual “Pikachu Outbreak” event where flocks of cute Pokemon […]

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Entertainment

Mission: Impossible – Fallout press conference in Tokyo

(Video by Naoki Nishimura/Nippon News) Tom Cruise, Christopher McQuarrie, Simon Pegg and Henry Cavill attended the press conference for “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” in Tokyo, Japan, July 18,2018. The “M:I” […]

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Traditional Japan

Japan observes 73rd anniversary of end of World War 2

Japan observes 73rd anniversary of end of World War 2

(Photo by Nicolas Datiche/AFLO) Japan marked the 73rd anniversary of the end of World War II. Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko attended the memorial ceremony at Tokyo Budokan Martial Arts […]

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Other News

International Celebrities

Tom Cruise and M:I team arrive to Japan

(Video by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/Nippon News) Mission: Impossible – Fallout cast arrive at Tokyo International Airport on July 17, 2018, Tokyo, Japan. Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg, Henry Cavill and director […]

Traditional Japan

Sumo wrestlers practice at dojo prior to Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament

Sumo wrestlers practice at dojo prior to Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament

(All photos by Ben Weller/AFLO) Sumo wrestlers practice at a training dojo in Chikusa Ward, Nagoya on July 4. The 2018 Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament will take place from July […]

Entertainment, International Celebrities

Hollywood Collectors Convention No.15 in Tokyo

Hollywood Collectors Convention No.15 in Tokyo

(All photos by Sho Tamura/AFLO) Hollywood Collectors Convention No.15 took place on June 30 and July 1 in Tokyo. Actors Mischa Collins and Mark Sheppard from the TV series “Supernatural” […]

Entertainment, International Celebrities, Movie Premieres

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Japan Premiere

(Video by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/Nipponnews) Actor Chris Pratt, actress Bryce Dallas Howard, director Juan Antonio Bayona and producer Colin Trevorrow attend the Japan Premiere for the film Jurassic World: Fallen […]

News, Society

Magnitude 6 Earthquake hits Osaka, Japan

Magnitude 6 Earthquake hits Osaka, Japan

(All photos by Aflo) Magnitude 6 earthquake hit Osaka, Japan around 8am on June 18, 2018. The earthquake struck during the morning rush hour causing major traffic disruption, leaving people […]