A boy plays at Shiba park in Tokyo
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A boy plays at Shiba park in Tokyo
Japan’s LED and HID parts manufacturer LYZER displays a demo car, the Lamborghini Murcielago finished with pink Swarovski crystals on the whole body, at Tokyo Auto Salon 2016 at Makuhari Messe in Chiba on Friday
Mongolian-born grand sumo champion Yokozuna Harumafuji (L) performs the New Year’s ring-entering rite at the annual celebration for the New Year at Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, Japan
A U.S. Air Force F15 fighter jet takes off from Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, southwestern Japan
Japanese traditional female dancers, maikos, and performers, geikos attend the new year’s ceremony at the Gion Kobu Kaburenjo Theater
Members of the Edo Firemanship Preservation Association balance on top of bamboo ladders during a demonstration at the New Year’s fire review held by the Tokyo Fire Department in Tokyo, Japan, on Wednesday
President of sushi restaurant chain Sushi-Zanmai, Kiyoshi Kimura holds a long fish knife as he poses with a 200-kilogram bluefin tuna at his main restaurant near Tokyo’s Tsukiji fish market on Tuesday. The bluefin tuna was traded at 117,000 USD (14 million yen) at the wholesale market on the first trading day of the new year
A child looks at window cleaners work while dressed in sheep and monkey costumes, denoting animal signs of the Chinese zodiac calendar, during an event marking the upcoming end of the year at a hotel in Tokyo, Japan, on Monday
Mount Fuji is seen between cranes and buildings during sunset at a port in Tokyo, Japan, on Wednesday. Japan’s core machinery orders unexpectedly jumped in October by the most since March 2014
Japanese macaques (Snow Monkeys) take a rest on a wooden board covering the source of a hot spring at a valley in Yamanouchi town, Nagano prefecture, Japan
A man walks on a street between buildings at a business district in Tokyo, Japan
A diver dressed in a Santa Claus costume swims with fish at the Sunshine Aquarium in Tokyo on Thursday. The aquarium is holding the Christmas show twice daily until Christmas Day to attract visitors
People are reflected in mirrors at an entrance to a department store in Tokyo
Masahiko Yoshida, owner of a karaoke bar, looks on as a customer interacts with Pepper the humanoid robot
A woman holds a parasol as she stands in a field of fireweed, or Kochia scoparia, on a sunny autumn day at the Hitachi Seaside Park in Hitachi, north of Tokyo, on Monday. Fireweed is a grass bush that takes on a bright red colour in autumn
London’s Mayor Boris Johnson collides with 10-year-old Toki Sekiguchi during a game of Street Rugby with a group of Tokyo children, outside the Tokyo Square Gardens building on Thursday.
A model displays creations by PLASTICTOKYO designer Keisuke Imazaki during the 2016 Spring/Summer show at Tokyo Fashion Week Tuesday
Elderly and middle-age people exercise with wooden dumbbells during a health promotion event to mark Japan’s “Respect for the Aged Day” at a temple in Tokyo’s Sugamo district, an area popular among the Japanese elderly
Opposition lawmaker Yukihiro Knishi (C) gets a punch from ruling lawmaker Masahisa Sato (R) as they mob around Yoshitada Konoike (unseen), chairman of the upper chamber special committee on security legislation, for passing security bills during the special committee at Japan’s parliament in Tokyo, Japan.
Haruhiko Kuroda, governor of the Bank of Japan (BOJ), leaves a news conference at the central bank’s headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, on Tuesday. The BOJ refrained from boosting stimulus even after the economy shrank last quarter, betting that a resumption in growth will be enough to rekindle inflation