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
Taijun Yajima, chief priest at Koukokuji temple, stands for a photograph inside the Ruriden columbarium as glass Buddha statues sit illuminated by light-emitting diodes (LED) at the Koukokuji temple in Tokyo, Japan
A man carries belongings through a flooded street in Oyama, northeast of Tokyo. Heavy rain is pummeling Japan for a second straight day, overflowing rivers and causing landslides and localized flooding in the eastern part of the country
A man struggles to hold an umbrella in heavy rain at a business district in Tokyo on Wednesday. Heavy rain caused by a typhoon passing through central Japan hit the Tokyo metropolitan area
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US World War II veteran Howard Troward, wearing his bullet-holed helmet, salutes as the national anthem is played during a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the Allied Forces victory over Japan in the Pacific at the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC.
Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) tanks move while others fire smoke rounds during a live fire exercise in the Hataoka district of the East Fuji Maneuver Area in Gotemba, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan, on Tuesday
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An explosion goes off as Chinese actors playing Japanese soldiers are filmed in a battle scene during filming of the series “The Last Noble,” set during the second Sino-Japanese War.
Children perform a die-in in front of the Atomic Bomb Dome at Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, western Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo on Thursday, during the 70th anniversary of the world’s first atomic bombing.
An elderly Hiroshima resident lights the candle of her grand daughter’s paper lantern to prepare for a lantern procession to comfort souls of victims killed by the atomic bomb in front of the Atomic Bomb Dome at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Peace Park, in Hiroshima, Japan.
Students of nursing schools hold candles during a candlelight ceremony before starting the awarding ceremony for the Florence Nightingale medal in Tokyo on Wednesday. Japanese Empress Michiko, honorary president of the Japanese Red Cross Society gave the medals to two distinguished Japanese nurses at the ceremony
A baby bottlenose dolphin swims beside his mother at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise aquarium in Yokohama, suburban Tokyo.
A worker conducts surveying at the construction site of Japan’s new National Stadium in Tokyo. Japan’s new National Stadium has been ditched as the main venue for the 2019 Rugby World Cup because its proposed design will be scrapped to cut costs and it won’t be ready in time, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday
Bank of Japan (BOJ) Governor Haruhiko Kuroda touches his face during a news conference at the BOJ headquarters in Tokyo. The Bank of Japan trimmed its economic growth forecast on Wednesday but held off on offering fresh stimulus, convinced that an expected pick up in consumption will help accelerate inflation toward its 2 percent target
Figures made by 3D printers produced by Japanese animation company Bihou are displayed at the Advanced Content Technology Expo in Tokyo
An elementary school student walks past next to a rice paddy field in Kazo, north of Tokyo on Wednesday
SoftBank‘s human-like robot named ‘pepper’ performs during a news conference in Chiba, Japan. Japan’s SoftBank Corp said on Thursday it is setting up a joint venture with Chinese online shopping giant Alibaba and electronics supplier Foxconn Technology to sell its human-like robot Pepper around the world
People mingle on Odaiba beach as the sun sets over Tokyo Bay in Tokyo on Monday
A businessman stands behind a frosted glass window of a high-rise office in central Tokyo