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Freak hail storm hits Tokyo

Freak hail storm hits Tokyo

(All photos by AFLO) Heavy hailstorm hit Tokyo on July 18. Freak hail storm hits Tokyo Balcony got covered in big hail stones.

Features, Traditional Japan

Mitama Festival in Tokyo

Mitama Festival in Tokyo

(All photos by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO) Every summer, traditional ”Mitama Festival” is celebrated at Tokyo’s Yasukuni Shrine. Over 30,000 lanterns are displayed along the entrance of the shrine to help […]

News, Technology

New VR game center to open in Shinjuku

New VR game center to open in Shinjuku

(All photos by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO) A new virtual reality entertainment center “VR Zone” is set to open in Kabukicho, Shinjuku, on July 14. A special pre-opening event was held […]

Features, Traditional Japan

Okinoshima Island becomes UNESCO World Heritage site

Okinoshima Island becomes UNESCO World Heritage site

(All photos by Tsuneo Nakamura) The sacred island of Okinoshima was awarded World Heritage status by UNESCO on July 9 at a meeting held in Krakow, Poland. Okinoshima is home […]

Entertainment, International Celebrities

Miranda Kerr poses with Japanese umbrellas at Takano Yuri beauty clinic event

Miranda Kerr poses with Japanese umbrellas at Takano Yuri beauty clinic event

(All photos by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO) Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr attended a promotional event for Takano Yuri beauty clinic at Mandarin Oriental in Tokyo Hotel on July 11. Earlier on, […]