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AnimeJapan 2017

AnimeJapan 2017

(All photos by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO) AnimeJapan 2017, one of the largest animation events in the world, was held at Tokyo Big Sight from March 23 through 26. Cosplayers and […]

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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

AnimeJapan 2017

AnimeJapan 2017

(All photos by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO) AnimeJapan 2017, one of the largest animation events in the world, was held at Tokyo Big Sight from March 23 through 26. Cosplayers and […]

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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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Entertainment, International Celebrities, Movie Premieres

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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]