Archive for August, 2011

Politics

Finance Minister Noda as Japan’s New Prime Minister

Finance Minister Noda as Japan’s New Prime Minister

August 29, 2011 – Tokyo, Japan – A young woman holds up The Asahi Newspaper as Japan’s ruling party has selected Finance Minister, Yoshihiko Noda, as Japan’s new Prime Minister. […]

Politics

DPJ Presidential Election Candidates News Conference

DPJ Presidential Election Candidates News Conference

August 27, 2011, Tokyo, Japan – Five candidates in the Democratic Party of Japan’s presidential election hold a joint news conference at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo on […]

Features, Traditional Japan

56th Tokyo Koenji Awaodori Dance Festival

56th Tokyo Koenji Awaodori Dance Festival

August 27, 2011: Tokyo, Japan – Performers dressed in Japanese costumes dance during the 56th Tokyo Koenji Awaodori Dance Festival. (Photo by Yumeto Yamazaki/AFLO)

News

Twitter-Organized Anti-Nuclear Protest

Twitter-Organized Anti-Nuclear Protest

August 27, 2011 – Tokyo, Japan – Anti-nuclear protestors take on the streets demanding the closure of all nuclear power plants in Japan and to promote a nuclear-free society. This […]

Politics

Naoto Kan Resigns From Office

Naoto Kan Resigns From Office

August 26, 2011, Tokyo, Japan – Japan’s Prime Minister Naoto Kan bows before announcing his resignation in a meeting of Democratic Party of Japan lawmakers in Tokyo on Friday, August […]