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News, Society

Emperor Akihito expresses his thoughts on abdication in pre-arranged video message

Emperor Akihito expresses his thoughts on abdication in pre-arranged video message

August 8, 2016, Tokyo, Japan – Emperor Akihito addresses to the nation, expressing his thoughts on abdication in a video message from the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Monday, August […]

Features, Traditional Japan

Fertility Festival at Tagata Shrine in Japan

Fertility Festival at Tagata Shrine in Japan

A Shinto priest performs a ceremony before a wooden phallus during Honen-sai, a fertility festival at Tagata Shrine in Komaki, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. (All photos by Ben Weller/AFLO) Men carry […]

2011 Earthquake & Tsunami, Features

Japan remembers – 5 years on from The Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

Japan remembers – 5 years on from The Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

A man offers a prayer for the victims of tsunami and earthquake on the area destroyed by the tsunami at Namie in Fukushima prefecture near the crippled TEPCO’s nuclear plant […]

2011 Earthquake & Tsunami, Features

5 Years after the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

5 Years after the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

Our photographer traveled up to the Tohoku region in February 2016 to gauge how things have changed in the five years since the March 11th 2011 Great Eastern Japan Earthquake […]

Features, Modern Japan

High tech Tokyo cemetery with LED Buddhas

High tech Tokyo cemetery with LED Buddhas

A Buddha statue at the Ruriden memorial hall at the Koukoku-ji temple on February 11, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Martin Hladik/AFLO) In a country with an ageing population […]