A Ground Self-Defense Force rescue member searches for survivors after a landslide caused by heavy rains brought on by typhoon Wipha buried houses at Oshima island, 120km south of Tokyo on Thursday. At least 17 people died as a powerful typhoon lashed Japan’s Pacific coast, with dozens still missing and the death toll likely to rise.
Shinto priests leave the Torii gate of the Yasukuni shrine in Tokyo, after administering the rite of Kiyoharai on the first day of the four-day autumn festival, on Thursday. Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe has donated a symbolic gift to the controversial war shrine, an apparent sign that he will avoid a visit that would have angered China and South Korea.
A woman stands in front of collapsed houses after a landslide caused by Typhoon Wipha on Izu Oshima island, south of Tokyo. Eight people were killed and over 30 missing, with nearly 20,000 people ordered to evacuate and hundreds of flights cancelled as Typhoon Wipha pummelled the Tokyo region on Wednesday, leaving piles of wreckage on one small island but largely sparing the capital.
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Red Bull Formula 1 driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany waits in his car during the second practice session for the Japanese Grand Prix at the Suzuka circuit, Japan. Vettel is in a commanding lead in the Formula 1 drivers championship and could seal his fourth consecutive world championship at Suzuka on Sunday.
A worker attempts to marshal a row of carcasses that have been certified as Kobe beef by the Kobe Beef Marketing and Distribution Promotion Association using its trademark “Japanese chrysanthemum” stamp
A woman walks past an electronic monitor displaying graphs of Japan’s various stock indices outside a securities firm in Tokyo, Japan, on Friday. Japanese shares rose, with the Topix index halting three days of losses, as exporters advanced after the yen weakened against the dollar
Japan Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers hang down from a helicopter during an annual live firing exercise at Higashi Fuji range in Gotemba, southwest of Tokyo, Japan, on Tuesday
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Smoke rises from the 1,117-metre Mount Sakurajima near Kagoshima city on Kyushu island, southern Japan. The volcanic eruption sent an ash plume 5,000 metres into the air. It is Mount Sakurajima’s 500th eruption this year.
Respects are paid to the war dead during a ceremony at the Yasukuni Shrine on Thursday in Tokyo as Japan marks the 68th anniversary of the end of World War II in Asia following Japan’s surrender between August 14 and 15 1945. The Yasukuni Shrine honours Japan’s war dead from 1867 to the end of the Second World War. Read more