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Yayoi Kusama’s Largest Solo Exhibition

Yayoi Kusama’s Largest Solo Exhibition

Japanese avant-garde artist Yayoi Kusama attended the press pre-opening day for her largest solo exhibition, “Yayoi Kusama: My Eternal Soul” on February 21. The 87 year-old artist was named one […]

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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

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

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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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 […]

Features, Modern Japan

Pepper the robot starts work at sushi restaurant

Pepper the robot starts work at sushi restaurant

(All photos by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO) Pepper the robot works at the reception of the Hamazushi conveyor belt sushi restaurant in Saitama, just north of Tokyo. The humanoid robot created […]

Entertainment, International Celebrities

Tim Burton attends press conference for Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children in Tokyo

Tim Burton attends press conference for Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children in Tokyo

(All photos by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO) Director Tim Burton attended the press conference for his film “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” in Roppongi’s Midtown today. The dark fantasy film […]

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 […]