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The end of the Heisei era – looking back at the life of Emperor Akihito

The end of the Heisei era – looking back at the life of Emperor Akihito

*Click on the images to see the full set. The early days Portrait of Akihito (Prince Tsugu at the time) at the age of three. (Photo by The Mainichi Newspaper/AFLO) […]

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Features

Konomiya Hadaka Matsuri

Konomiya Hadaka Matsuri

FEBRUARY 17, 2019 – Men in loincloths gather at a shrine during the Konomiya Hadaka Matsuri, or Naked Festival, in Inazawa City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. The festival, which dates to […]

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Sport

Vissel Kobe signs Sergi Samper

Vissel Kobe signs Sergi Samper

Sergi Samper (Vissel), MARCH 7, 2019 – Football : Vissel Kobe new signing player Sergi Samper during a press conference in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by MATSUO.K/AFLO SPORT) Sergi Samper (Vissel), […]

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Bizarre Japan

Alita: Battle Angel promotion in Shinjuku

Alita: Battle Angel promotion in Shinjuku

A life-size statue of Alita is seen in a corridor of Shinjuku Station on February 16, 2019, Tokyo, Japan. There are two life-size statues promoting ”Alita: Battle Angel” film in […]

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Entertainment

Yoshiki attends press conference for “xXx 4”

Yoshiki attends press conference for “xXx 4”

Yoshiki, movie director D.J. Caruso and Producer Mark Johnson attend the press conference for Hollywood movie “xXx 4” in Tokyo, Japan on January 25. Yoshiki has been appointed as the […]

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Traditional Japan

Konomiya Hadaka Matsuri

Konomiya Hadaka Matsuri

FEBRUARY 17, 2019 – Men in loincloths gather at a shrine during the Konomiya Hadaka Matsuri, or Naked Festival, in Inazawa City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. The festival, which dates to […]

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Giappone Tradizionale

2019 Setsubun celebrated in Tokyo

2019 Setsubun celebrated in Tokyo

(English) 2019 Setsubun bean-throwing festival celebrated in Tokyo

Società

Sapporo Snow Festival 2019

Sapporo Snow Festival 2019

February 3, 2019, Sapporo, Japan – A large snow sculpture of characters of Hatsune Miku and Toyama Kasumi is displayed at the 70th annual Sapporo Snow Festival in Sapporo in […]

Giappone Tradizionale

New Year ice bath ceremony at Kanda Myojin

New Year ice bath ceremony at Kanda Myojin

January 26, 2019, Tokyo, Japan – Shinto believers recite a prayer before they pour cold water over themselves to purify their bodies and souls as part of the Daikoku festival […]

Premiere Film

Yoshiki attends press conference for “xXx 4”

Yoshiki attends press conference for “xXx 4”

Yoshiki, movie director D.J. Caruso and Producer Mark Johnson attend the press conference for Hollywood movie “xXx 4” in Tokyo, Japan on January 25. Yoshiki has been appointed as the […]

Premiere Film

Mary Poppins Returns Japan premiere

Mary Poppins Returns Japan premiere

(L-R) Japanese singer Ayaka Hirahara, Actress Emily Blunt and Japanese actor Shosuke Tanihara attend the Japan premiere for her movie “Mary Poppins Returns” in Tokyo, Japan on January 23, 2019. […]