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Magnitude 6.7 earthquake hits Hokkaido

Magnitude 6.7 earthquake hits Hokkaido

(All photos by AFLO) Magnitude 6.7 earthquake shook the northernmost main island of Hokkaido on September 6. Store shelves are empty inside a convenience store in Sapporo. People stranded at […]

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Features

Hakkiyoi KITTE Sumo event at Tokyo Station

Hakkiyoi KITTE Sumo event at Tokyo Station

(All photos by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO) Special Grand Sumo Tournament ”Hakkiyoi KITTE” was held at the Tokyo KITTE commercial complex located in front of Tokyo Station on August 26. Every […]

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Sport

Naomi Osaka Wins US Open Over Serena Williams

Naomi Osaka Wins US Open Over Serena Williams

(All photos by AFLO) Naomi Osaka of Japan celebrates with the trophy during the award ceremony after winning the women’s singles final match of the US Open tennis tournament at […]

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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

Hakkiyoi KITTE Sumo event at Tokyo Station

Hakkiyoi KITTE Sumo event at Tokyo Station

(All photos by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO) Special Grand Sumo Tournament ”Hakkiyoi KITTE” was held at the Tokyo KITTE commercial complex located in front of Tokyo Station on August 26. Every […]

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Other News

Traditional Japan

Uchimizukko Festival

Uchimizukko Festival

(All photos by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO) Uchimizukko festival took place at the Kanda Myojin Shrine on August 11. Uchimizukko is a Japanese summer tradition celebrated in Akihabara since 2003, and […]

International Celebrities

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” […]

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 […]

News, Society

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 […]

Traditional Japan

Mitama Festival at Yasukuni Shrine 2018

Mitama Festival at Yasukuni Shrine 2018

(All photos by Nicolas Datiche/AFLO) Mitama Festival is taking place at Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo on July 13, 2018 in Tokyo. The annual 4-day festival celebrates the souls of the […]