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Robot Pepper starts to work serving coffee at SoftBank store

Robot Pepper starts to work serving coffee at SoftBank store

(Photo by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO) The humanoid robot Pepper is programmed to interact with people while serving Nescafe coffee for a special promotion at the Softbank store in Ginza from […]

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Features

Mitama Festival in Tokyo

Mitama Festival in Tokyo

(All photos by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO) Every summer, traditional ”Mitama Festival” is celebrated at Tokyo’s Yasukuni Shrine. Over 30,000 lanterns are displayed along the entrance of the shrine to help […]

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Sport

NFL star Tom Brady gives lesson to students in Japan

NFL star Tom Brady gives lesson to students in Japan

(All photos by Yoshio Tsunoda/AFLO) NFL superstar Tom Brady visited Japan as a part of his Asian tour for American sports brand Under Armour’s promotion. New England Patriots quarterback took […]

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Bizarre Japan

IT company Ferray saves cats and reduces employee stress

IT company Ferray saves cats and reduces employee stress

(All photos by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO) May 31, 2017 – Tokyo IT company Ferray Corporation has adopted nine abandoned cats which now inhabit their office in an attempt to reduce […]

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Entertainment

Hollywood’s Millenial Daughters promote Samantha Vega

Hollywood’s Millenial Daughters promote Samantha Vega

(All photos by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO) (L to R) Scarlet Rose Stallone, Sophia Rose Stallone, Amelia Gray Hamlin and Delilah Belle Hamlin and pose during Samantha Vega Millennial Sisters event […]

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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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Other News

News, Technology

New VR game center to open in Shinjuku

New VR game center to open in Shinjuku

(All photos by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO) A new virtual reality entertainment center “VR Zone” is set to open in Kabukicho, Shinjuku, on July 14. A special pre-opening event was held […]

Features, Traditional Japan

Okinoshima Island becomes UNESCO World Heritage site

Okinoshima Island becomes UNESCO World Heritage site

(All photos by Tsuneo Nakamura) The sacred island of Okinoshima was awarded World Heritage status by UNESCO on July 9 at a meeting held in Krakow, Poland. Okinoshima is home […]

Entertainment, International Celebrities

Miranda Kerr poses with Japanese umbrellas at Takano Yuri beauty clinic event

Miranda Kerr poses with Japanese umbrellas at Takano Yuri beauty clinic event

(All photos by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO) Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr attended a promotional event for Takano Yuri beauty clinic at Mandarin Oriental in Tokyo Hotel on July 11. Earlier on, […]

Entertainment, International Celebrities

Miranda Kerr rides campaign bus through Tokyo shopping district

Miranda Kerr rides campaign bus through Tokyo shopping district

(All photos by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO) Miranda Kerr rode through Ginza on a campaign bus on July 11. Australian supermodel braved the Tokyo heat to ride on the purple trolley […]

Entertainment, International Celebrities

Miranda Kerr attends cooking demos for Marukome miso products

Miranda Kerr attends cooking demos for Marukome miso products

(All photos by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO) Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr attended a series of cooking events to promote Japanese miso maker Marukome’s new products which were created in collaboration with […]