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J League Football, Sports

Andres Iniesta signs with J-League first-division side Vissel Kobe

Andres Iniesta signs with J-League first-division side Vissel Kobe

(Photos by Naoki Nishimura/AFLO) Barcelona’s legendary soccer player Andres Iniesta signed a contract with J-League first-division side Vissel Kobe. Iniesta attended a press conference in Tokyo on May 24 in […]

International Celebrities

Stacy Martin attends press conference for Redoubtable

Stacy Martin attends press conference for Redoubtable

(Photos by AFLO) Actress Stacy Martin attends a press conference for the film “Redoubtable” at Kaguraza in Tokyo, Japan on May 23. The film will open on July 13 in […]

Traditional Japan

Sanja Festival in Asakusa

Sanja Festival in Asakusa

(Photo by Richard Atrero de Guzman/AFLO) Sanja Festival, one of the three great Shinto festivals in Tokyo, took place in Asakusa from May 18-20. A boisterous traditional mikoshi (portable shrine) […]

Traditional Japan

Wakamiya Hachiman-sha Shrine festival in Nagoya

Wakamiya Hachiman-sha Shrine festival in Nagoya

(All photos by Ben Weller/AFLO) Wakamiya Hachiman-sha Shrine annual festival took place on May 15 and 16 in Nagoya, Japan. One of the largest festivals in Nara Prefecture originated in […]

Traditional Japan

Big Doll Festival at Tomisaki Shrine in Katsuura

Big Doll Festival at Tomisaki Shrine in Katsuura

(All photos by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO) Approximately 1800 dolls decorate the 60 steps of Tomisaki Shrine in Katsuura, 50 miles southeast of Tokyo. The Pacific coastal fishing town in Chiba prefecture […]