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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
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe eats a pickled plum as he meets with Miss Plum Fuyuka Baba and Miss Plum Kozue Kimoto, who are representing the Kishu Plum Organisation, at Abe’s official residence in Tokyo
A picture taken by Solar Impulse 2 pilot Andre Borschberg shows a section of the solar powered plane as it flies over the Nagano mountain region in direction of Nagoya, Japan on Monday
Pedestrians walk cross a crossway in Tokyo, Japan. Japan’s job availability improved in April to its best level in about 23 years while the unemployment rate fell to lowest level in 18 years, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare said on Friday
A pedestrian walks past an electronic board showing the graph of the recent fluctuations of the Japan’s Nikkei average outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan
Pedestrians cross a big scramble crossway in Tokyo on Monday. Consumer prices in Japan rose 2.2 per cent in March from a year earlier amid a slight recovery in oil prices
US President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attend official welcoming ceremonies on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC on Tuesday