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Tokyo Auto Salon 2017

Tokyo Auto Salon 2017

(Photo by Yoshio Tsunoda/AFLO) Tokyo Auto Salon 2017 was held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba from January 13 to 15. Japan’s largest show for custom cars celebrated its 35th anniversary […]

Society, Traditional Japan

Coming of Age Day ceremonies in Japan

Coming of Age Day ceremonies in Japan

New adults who will be 20 years old this year attended the Coming of Age Day ceremonies which were held across Japan today. (Photo by Ben Weller/AFLO) The event is […]

News, Society

Tuna fish fetches over $630,000 at first auction of 2017

Tuna fish fetches over $630,000 at first auction of 2017

Buyers inspect tuna at Tsukiji wholesale fish market on January 5, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan. (All photos by Naoki Nishimura/AFLO) The first auction of the new year was held early […]

News, Politics

Japanese Trump mask maker sees boom in business

Japanese Trump mask maker sees boom in business

Ogawa Rubber Inc is rushing to produce Donald Trump masks after the results of US presidential election. (All photos by Motoo Naka/AFLO) The Japanese mask maker based in Omiya in […]

News, Technology

Hitachi Social Innovation Forum in Tokyo

Hitachi Social Innovation Forum in Tokyo

A new idea for checking identity. Apparently our finger veins are unique to each and everyone of us. Here Hitachi demonstrates personal identification technology using a smartphone at the company’s […]