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Japanese Farmer Breeding Rare Escargot de Burgogne Snails

Japanese Farmer Breeding Rare Escargot de Burgogne Snails

(Click on the image above to view the full gallery) Matsusaka, Japan – Toshihide Takase, a Japanese iron factory owner, shows Burgandy snails, which is designated as an endangered species […]

Features, Traditional Japan

American becomes Japan’s first full-time salaried foreign ninja

American becomes Japan’s first full-time salaried foreign ninja

The first american professional ninja in Japan greets the press on Saturday April 23, 2016, in the grounds of Nagoya Castle, Aichi prefecture, Japan. (Photos by Richard Atrero de Guzman/AFLO) […]

Features, Traditional Japan

Sumo at Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo

Sumo at Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo

The annual sumo tournament dedicated to the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo Japan. (Photos by YUTAKA/AFLO SPORT) Yokozuna Harumafuji Yokozuna Hakuho

Features, Traditional Japan

Sakura season in Tokyo

Sakura season in Tokyo

A selection of our favourite cherry blossom pictures from spring 2016 in Tokyo. Here cherry blossoms are illuminated at Roppongi Hills in Tokyo, Japan, March 30, 2016. (Photo by Yuriko […]

Features, Modern Japan

Tokyu Plaza Ginza opens to the public

Tokyu Plaza Ginza opens to the public

Tokyu Plaza Ginza opened in Tokyo’s upmarket Ginza district on Thursday, March 31, 2016. (Photos by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO)