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St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Tokyo

St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Tokyo

More than 1,000 people took part in the 25th St. Patrick’s Day parade in Tokyo on March 19. People wearing green marched on Omotesando to commemorate the Irish patron Saint […]

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Yayoi Kusama’s Largest Solo Exhibition

Yayoi Kusama’s Largest Solo Exhibition

Japanese avant-garde artist Yayoi Kusama attended the press pre-opening day for her largest solo exhibition, “Yayoi Kusama: My Eternal Soul” on February 21. The 87 year-old artist was named one […]

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Pepper dances PPAP

Pepper dances PPAP

SoftBank’s humanoid robot Pepper performs “Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen (PPAP)” dance at Pepper World 2017. (Photos and video by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO) Every year, SoftBank Robotics organizes Pepper World exhibition to showcase the […]

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Cultural Property Fire Prevention Day in Tokyo

Cultural Property Fire Prevention Day in Tokyo

(All photos by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO) Firefighters participated in fire drills during the 63rd Bunkazai Boka Day (Cultural Property Fire Prevention Day) at Ikegami Honmonji Temple on January 26 in […]

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Japanese airport staff wearing robotic suit HAL

Japanese airport staff wearing robotic suit HAL

(All photos by Yoshio Tsunoda/AFLO) Narita Airport staff are using robotic suit HAL (Hybrid Assitive Limb) which gives its wearer extra strength when lifting heavy luggage. The hi-tech device was […]