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Former Yokozuna Chiyonofuji dies at 61

Former Yokozuna Chiyonofuji dies at 61

Former sumo champion Chiyonofuji died aged 61 on July 31, 2016. Here we show a few images of the 31-time champion in action from our archives. This first photo was […]

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The Ninja – who were they?

The Ninja – who were they?

The entrance to a special exhibition entitled The Ninja – Who were they? on July 2nd 2016 at Miraikan in Tokyo, Japan. The exhibition runs through until October 10th, 2016. (Photo […]

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Dano Festival in Korea

Dano Festival in Korea

Kim Dae-gyun (R), tightrope walking master and the Important Intangible Cultural Property No. 58 of South Korea, performs during “Early Summer High Day, Dano Festival” at the Namsangol Hanok Village […]

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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) […]

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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