Archive for December, 2012

Pictures of the Week

Best of 2012 in Pictures

Best of 2012 in Pictures

Tokyo, Japan – Miu Hirano during the All Japan Table Tennis Championships, Women’s Junior Singles 3rd Round at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium, January 18, 2012. (Photo by Daiju Kitamura/AFLO SPORT) Tokyo, […]

Pictures of the Week

Pictures of the Week (Dec. 22 – Dec. 28)

Pictures of the Week (Dec. 22 – Dec. 28)

Tokyo, Japan – Yosuke Morita (Green Rockets) kicks the football during the Japan Rugby Top League 2012-2013 match between NEC Green Rockets 34-0 Canon Eagles at Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium, […]

Features, Traditional Japan

Decorations of Japan’s New Year

Decorations of Japan’s New Year

(Click on the image above to view the full gallery) December 27, 2012, Tokyo, Japan – Kadomatsu are a pair of bamboo and pine decorations, which Japanese people place in […]

News, Traditional Japan

79th Birthday of Emperor Akihito

79th Birthday of Emperor Akihito

(Click on the image above to view the full gallery) December 23, 2012, Tokyo, Japan – Emperor Akihito waves to a throng of well-wishers from behind the bullet-proof glass panel […]

Pictures of the Week

Pictures of the Week (Dec. 15 – Dec. 21)

Pictures of the Week (Dec. 15 – Dec. 21)

Tokyo, Japan – Former Tokyo Gov. Shintaro Ishihara of the Japan Resotoration Party takes a “banzai” pose at a news conference in Tokyo on Sunday, December 16, 2012. Early returns […]