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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

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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 […]

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Japan Drone 2016

Japan Drone 2016

Chiba, Japan – A man looks at a drone on display during the Japan Drone 2016 at Makuhari Messe on March 24, 2016. Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) or drones are […]

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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 […]