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Magnitude 6.7 earthquake hits Hokkaido

Magnitude 6.7 earthquake hits Hokkaido

(All photos by AFLO) Magnitude 6.7 earthquake shook the northernmost main island of Hokkaido on September 6. Store shelves are empty inside a convenience store in Sapporo. (above) Information board […]

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Aftermath of Typhoon Jebi in Osaka

Aftermath of Typhoon Jebi in Osaka

September 5, 2018, Suminoe-ku, Osaka city, Japan – Debris is seen in Osaka on September 5, 2018, a day after powerful Typhoon Jebi hit western Japan. (Photo by AFLO)

Traditional Japan

Hakkiyoi KITTE Sumo event at Tokyo Station

Hakkiyoi KITTE Sumo event at Tokyo Station

(All photos by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO) Special Grand Sumo Tournament ”Hakkiyoi KITTE” was held at the Tokyo KITTE commercial complex located in front of Tokyo Station on August 26. Every […]

Features, Traditional Japan

Japan observes 73rd anniversary of end of World War 2

Japan observes 73rd anniversary of end of World War 2

(Photo by Nicolas Datiche/AFLO) Japan marked the 73rd anniversary of the end of World War II. Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko attended the memorial ceremony at Tokyo Budokan Martial Arts […]

Anime, Bizarre

Pikachu Outbreak 2018

Pikachu Outbreak 2018

(All photos by Yoshio Tsunoda/AFLO) Over 1500 Pikachu mascots paraded the streets of Yokohama on August 16 as part of an annual “Pikachu Outbreak” event where flocks of cute Pokemon […]