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The Reiwa era begins

The Reiwa era begins

People watch a large screen showing Japan’s new Emperor Naruhito attends the enthronement ceremony (First Audience after the Accession to the Throne) in Tokyo, Japan on May 1, 2019, the […]

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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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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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Namahage Sedo Festival at Shinzan Shrine

Namahage Sedo Festival at Shinzan Shrine

(All photos by Richard Atrero de Guzman/Aflo) Men dressed as Namahage or mountain demons, dressed in straw clothes and masks perform a dance during the Namahage Sedo Festival at Shinzan […]

日本の昔

Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations in Yokohama

Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations in Yokohama

February 5, 2019, Yokohama, Japan – People watch on as a lion dance is performed to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year in Japan’s Yokohama China Town on February 5, […]

日本の昔

2019 Setsubun celebrated in Tokyo

2019 Setsubun celebrated in Tokyo

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

社会

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 […]