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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 […]

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Features

Hakkiyoi KITTE Sumo

Hakkiyoi KITTE Sumo

A promotional sumo event gets under way at a commercial complex next to Tokyo central station on Sunday, August 28, 2016. (All photos by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO) A youngster tackles with […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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Other News

特集, 日本の昔

Former Yokozuna Chiyonofuji dies at 61

Former Yokozuna Chiyonofuji dies at 61

Former sumo champion Chiyonofuji died aged 61 on July 31, 2016. Here we show a few images of the 31-time champion in action from our archives. This first photo was […]

オリンピック, スポーツ

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 […]

エンターテインメント, 音楽

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 […]

ニュース, 政治

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 […]

ニュース, テクノロジー

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 […]