The Asahi Shimbun Weekly
In this aerial image, people enjoy skating at an ice skating rink at Hirakata Park on December 23, 2012 in Hirakata, Osaka, Japan.
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A Miko, shrine maiden instructs how to dress the costumes to part time shrine maidens in preparation for the New Year celebration at Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine on December 28, 2012 in Dazaifu, Fukuoka, Japan. The shrine expects more than...More
Japanese cranes fly in the steam fog, created by cold air passing over warmer water, at Setsuri River on December 27, 2012 in Tsurui, Hokkaido, Japan.
Temple parishioners clean up the Reclining Buddha with bamboos at Nanzoin Temple on December 26, 2012 in Sasaguri, Fukuoka, Japan. 200 monks and parishioners attend the annual event.
Centrair Airport, or Central Japan International Airport is packed with holiday travellers on December 28, 2012 in Tokoname, Aichi, Japan. Horiday travel rush starts today, peaks December 29.
The first train CHR380A departing to Beijing is seen at Guangzhou South Station on December 26, 2012 in Guangzhou, China. The train connect 2,298 kilometers between Beijing and Guangzhou within eight hours.
Members of the Nuclear Regulatory Authority investigate the fault called 'F-6', running underneath the emergency intake channel for the third and fourth reactors at Kansai Electric Power Co's Oi Nuclear Power Plant on December 28, 2012...More