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Japan’s Princess Mako to Marry Commoner

Japan’s Princess Mako to Marry Commoner

(Photo by Yoshio Tsunoda/AFLO) Local media reported early this week that Japan’s Princess Mako will be engaged to Kei Komuro, her former classmate at International Christian University who now works […]

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Features

14 year-old shogi player wins tournament

14 year-old shogi player wins tournament

(All photos by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO) Japan’s youngest professional shogi player Sota Fujii beat 20-year-old Seiya Kondo at the 30th Ryuuou Tournament on May 25 in Tokyo. Fujii and Kondo […]

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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

Phallus Festival : Kanamara Matsuri

Phallus Festival : Kanamara Matsuri

All photos by Hiroshi Omori/AFLO Phallus Festival or Kanamara Matsuri took place at Kanayama Shrine in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, on April 2. The event is held every year on the […]

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Entertainment

Hugh Jackman attends “Logan” premiere in Japan

Hugh Jackman attends “Logan” premiere in Japan

(All photos by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO) Australian actor Hugh Jackman attended a red carpet event for the Marvel movie “Logan” at Roppongi Hills in Tokyo on May 24. Jackman and […]

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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, Society

Japan faces potato chips crisis

Japan faces potato chips crisis

(All photos by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO) Potato chip products are disappearing from the shelves in Japanese supermarkets. Japanese snack manufacturers Calbee and Koikeya announced that they will stop selling some […]

Entertainment, International Celebrities

Liv Tyler attends Belstaff store opening in Ginza

Liv Tyler attends Belstaff store opening in Ginza

(All photos by Pasya/AFLO) American actress Liv Tyler attended a store opening event for British clothing brand Belstaff at the new Ginza Six shopping complex in Tokyo on April 18. […]

Features, Traditional Japan

“Honozumo” Sumo Tournament at Yasukuni Shrine

“Honozumo” Sumo Tournament at Yasukuni Shrine

(All photos by Yohei Osada/AFLO) Ceremonial sumo tournament “Honozumo” took place at Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo on April 17. Held annually in April, the free one-day event features top sumo […]

Features, Traditional Japan

Handheld fireworks launched at Shinto Shrine

Handheld fireworks launched at Shinto Shrine

(All photos by Ben Weller) Annual spring festival Gongen Matsuri was held this weekend at Matsudaira Tosho-gu, a Shinto shrine in Toyota City, Aichi prefecture. Men launched handheld fireworks known […]

Entertainment, International Celebrities

Liv Tyler arrives at Tokyo International Airport

Liv Tyler arrives at Tokyo International Airport

(All photos by AFLO) Actress Liv Tyler arrived at Tokyo International Airport on Sunday, dressed in simple black with a pair of glasses after a long flight from London. She […]