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People walk on a pedestrian crossing in Tokyo Japan‘s central bank opted on Thursday not to expand its massive stimulus policies to boost growth, apart from channeling extra support for financing disaster recovery efforts on the earthquake-stricken southern island of Kyushu
People dressed as 25 Buddhist saints march at the Chionji temple in Kyoto, Japan. This tri-annual ceremony which is split into three parts, a procession, a passing along of the largest prayer beads in Japan and a ritual to the cemetery to pay respects to the dead
Pedestrians stand before a stock market indicator board in Tokyo, Japan. Pushed by the depreciation of the Japanese yen against the US dollar, the Nikkei Stock Average gained 598.49 points, or 3.68 percent, to close at 16,874.44
Sumo wrestlers line up as they pray before the start of the annual ‘Honozumo’ ceremonial sumo tournament dedicated to the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, Japan
An eight-month-old baby is carried away by rescue workers after being rescued from her collapsed home caused by an earthquake in Mashiki town, Kumamoto prefecture, southern Japan
Newly hired employees hold up banners for a group photograph during the welcome ceremony of ANA Holdings Inc. at the company’s hanger in Tokyo, Japan
Women chat as they look at cherry blossoms in almost full bloom in Tokyo
Women take a selfie with blooming cherry blossoms at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden in Tokyo today. Visitors enjoy a total of 1,100 cherry trees of 65 different types that start to bloom from February until the end of April at the park.
Tomomi Ota pushes a trolley loaded with her humanoid robot Pepper as she crosses a street in Omotesando shopping district in Tokyo, Japan
A model presents a creation by Jotaro Saito from the designer’s Autumn/Winter 2016 collection during Tokyo Fashion Week in Tokyo, Japan
Models display creations by Japanese designer Jotaro Saito during the 2016 Autumn/Winter Collection at the Tokyo Fashion Week 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