Other News

Features, Traditional Japan

Tourists visit the abandoned island of Gunkanjima or “Battleship Island”

Tourists visit the abandoned island of Gunkanjima or “Battleship Island”

(All photos by Richard Atrero de Guzman/AFLO) Hashima Island, commonly known as Gunkanjima or “Battleship Island,” is an abandoned island located off the coast of Nagasaki Prefecture in southwest Japan […]

Entertainment, Movie Premieres

Spider-Man: Homecoming Japan premiere

Spider-Man: Homecoming Japan premiere

(Photo by AFLO) Japan premiere for the movie “Spider-Man: Homecoming” took place in Shinjuku, Tokyo last night August 7. British actor Tom Holland and American director John Watts attended the […]

Features, Traditional Japan

First bon dance festival held in Shibuya

First bon dance festival held in Shibuya

(All photos by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO) Bon dance festival took place in Shibuya for the first time on August 5. Participants dressed up in traditional Japanese kimono or yukata danced to […]

Entertainment, International Celebrities

Tom Holland arrives at Narita International Airport

Tom Holland arrives at Narita International Airport

(All photos by AFLO) British actor Tom Holland arrived at Narita International Airport in Japan on August 5. Many fans gathered at the arrival lobby to greet the star who […]

Features, Traditional Japan

Yukata de Gin-bura Festival

Yukata de Gin-bura Festival

(All photos by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO) Hundreds of people wearing yukata (casual kimono) gathered on the main street of Ginza to participate in the annual Uchimizu (water sprinkling) event called […]