News

Emperor Akihito expresses his thoughts on abdication in pre-arranged video message

Emperor Akihito expresses his thoughts on abdication in pre-arranged video message

August 8, 2016, Tokyo, Japan – Emperor Akihito addresses to the nation, expressing his thoughts on abdication in a video message from the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Monday, August […]

by × Comments are Disabled
 

Features

Luxury Capsule Hotel in Shinjuku

Luxury Capsule Hotel in Shinjuku

Anshin Oyado is a luxury capsule hotel located within 3-minutes of the busy Shinjuku station. Our reporter Rodrigo visited on August 7, 2016, (All photos by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO) The […]

by × Comments are Disabled
 

Sport

Olympic Flag touches down in Tokyo

Olympic Flag touches down in Tokyo

Tokyo Governor, Yuriko Koike, arrives at Tokyo International Airport carrying the Olympic flag. (All photos by Kenjiro Matsuo/AFLO SPORT) Some of the Japanese Olympians from Rio returned to Japan along […]

by × Comments are Disabled
 

Bizarre Japan

Comiket 90 – Summer 2016

Comiket 90 – Summer 2016

Photographers take pictures of a cosplayer during the Comic Market 90 (Comiket) event in Tokyo Big Sight on August 12, 2016, Tokyo, Japan. (All photos by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO) Thousands […]

by × Comments are Disabled
 

Entertainment

Selena Gomez arrives in Japan

Selena Gomez arrives in Japan

Singer and actress Selena Gomez arrives at Tokyo International Airport in Tokyo, Japan, on August 1, 2016. (Photo by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO) The American singer flew in from the Philippines […]

by × Comments are Disabled
 

Pictures of the Week

Pictures of the Week (Jun. 25 – Jul. 1)

Pictures of the Week (Jun. 25 – Jul. 1)

Aichi, Japan – A general view of the 100th Japan Track & Field National Championships Men’s 100m Final at Paloma Mizuho Stadium, June 25, 2016. (Photo by YUTAKA/AFLO SPORT) Aichi, […]

by × Comments are Disabled
 

Other News

Olympic Games, Sports

JR Yamanote Line launches Olympic Train

JR Yamanote Line launches Olympic Train

A JR Yamanote line train, wrapped with the images of Japanese Olympians and supporting messages, in Tokyo, Japan on Monday August 1, 2016. (All photos by Shingo Ito/AFLO) The special […]

Entertainment, Music

Selena Gomez arrives in Japan

Selena Gomez arrives in Japan

Singer and actress Selena Gomez arrives at Tokyo International Airport in Tokyo, Japan, on August 1, 2016. (Photo by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO) The American singer flew in from the Philippines […]

News, Politics

Yuriko Koike becomes Tokyo’s first female governor

Yuriko Koike becomes Tokyo’s first female governor

Japan’s former Defense Minister Yuriko Koike, center, takes a deep bow as her supporters celebrate her landslide victory in the gubernatorial election with Banzai cheers at her election headquarters in […]

News, Technology

Pokemon Go launches in Japan

Pokemon Go launches in Japan

Fans try out Pokemon Go in front of the Kabukiza theater in Tokyo’s Ginza district on July 22, 2016, Tokyo, Japan. (All photos by Kenjiro Matsuo/AFLO) The Pokemon Go app […]

Bizarre, Robots

Pepper World 2016

Pepper World 2016

Softbank’s humanoid robot Peppers sleep before starting a press preview of the Pepper World exhibition in Tokyo on Wednesday, July 20, 2016. (All photos by Yoshio Tsunoda/AFLO) Pepper’s latest applications […]