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Japanese emperor Akihito celebrates 85th birthday

Japanese emperor Akihito celebrates 85th birthday

(All photos by Yoshio Tsunoda/AFLO) Japanese emperor Akihito celebrated his 85th birthday on December 23 at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. The emperor will abdicate on April 30 next year, […]

Traditional Japan

Chichibu Night Festival 2018

Chichibu Night Festival 2018

Chichibu Festival Yataijyoji floats go through the street of Chichibu City, Saitama Prefecture on December 3, 2018. People carry a mikoshi and floats with fireworks during the Chichibu Night Festival. […]

Food

Kit Kat 45th anniversary event in Tokyo

Kit Kat 45th anniversary event in Tokyo

The 35 assorted limited package “Kit Kats” for the 45th anniversary displayed at the Kit Kat Chocolatory Ginza in Tokyo, Japan on November 14, 2018. (Photo by AFLO) Japanese model […]

Traditional Japan

Tokyo’s new fish market opens in Toyosu

Tokyo’s new fish market opens in Toyosu

(All photos by Rodrigo Reyes Marin) The new Tokyo Metropolitan Central Wholesale Market opened in Toyosu on October 11. The new fish market replaces the famous Tsukiji Fish Market which […]

Traditional Japan

Tokyo’s iconic Tsukiji fish market closes its 83 years of history

Tokyo’s iconic Tsukiji fish market closes its 83 years of history

(All photos by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO) Tokyo’s iconic Tsukiji fish market, one of the worlds largest wholesale market, closed its 83 years of history on Saturday, October 6. The market moves […]