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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 […]

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 […]

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Self-Defense Forces Day at Asaka Base

Self-Defense Forces Day at Asaka Base

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wearing formal attire inspects the troops during the Self-Defense Forces Day at Asaka Base in Saitama on Sunday, October 23, 2016. (All photos by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO) According […]

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Yoshinori Ohsumi wins Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Yoshinori Ohsumi wins Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

(Photo by Yoshio Tsunoda/AFLO) Japan’s microbiologist Yoshinori Ohsumi won Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discoveries in cell recycling system known as autophagy. Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe […]