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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 […]

Other Sports, Sports

Japan rugby legend Seiji Hirao

Japan rugby legend Seiji Hirao

Seiji Hirao in action for Japan vs Ireland. (Photo by Akito Mizutani/AFLO) The Japanese rugby legend died aged 53 on October 20, 2016.  Hirao played in three World Cups for Japan […]

Entertainment, Fashion, Tokyo Fashion Week SS 2017

Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo 2017 S/S – Yoshikikimono

Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo 2017 S/S – Yoshikikimono

Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo began on Monday 17th October with an impressive show from X-Japan musician and kimono designer Yoshiki. (All photos Michael Steinebach/AFLO) The Japanese rock star presented his […]

Features, Traditional Japan

Kiba Kakunori Raftsmen Perform

Kiba Kakunori Raftsmen Perform

Raftsmen, members of the Kiba ‘kakunori’ preservation society, perform a stunt on floating square timber logs at a festival in Tokyo on Sunday, October 16, 2016. (All photos by Yoshio […]

Entertainment, International Celebrities

Italian actress Monica Bellucci touches down in Japan

Italian actress Monica Bellucci touches down in Japan

(Photo by Aflo) Italian actress Monica Bellucci arrived at Haneda Tokyo International Airport on October 11, 2016. Clad in all-black ensemble, the gorgeous star seemed happy to greet her Japanese […]