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Fully bloomed Oga lotus at Chiba Park on June 25, 2013 in Chiba, Japan. Oga lotus was grown from a seed found in 2,000-years-old layer in 1951 by Doctor Ichiro Oga.
June 25, 2013 License
In this aerial image, transport vessels tow a floating wind turbine toward Fukushima at tokyo Bay on June 28, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan. The tribune will be in operation in October.
June 28, 2013 License
Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko attend a tea party hosted by the Imperial Household Agency to celebrate Empress' 77th birthday at the Imperial Palace on June 27, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan.
June 27, 2013 License
Humanoid robot 'Kirobo' chats with Toyota motor Co engineer Fuminori Kataoka during its reveiling on June 26, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan. The 34-centimeter-high, 1-kilogram humanoid robot will be sent into space in August and be a company...More
June 26, 2013 License
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during the Asahi Shimbun Interview at his official residence on June 25, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan.
Tokyo Metropolitan governor Naoki Inose (C) speaks during a press conference after International Olympic Committee released the 2020 bid cities evaluation committee report at Tokyo Metropolitan Headquarters on June 25, 2013 in Tokyo,...More
Women plant rice in a puddy during the 'Otaue Shiki' ritual to pray for a good harvest at Izawanomiya Shrine on June 24, 2013 in Shima, Mie, Japan. The festival dates back in 12th century.
June 24, 2013 License
Men pull a bamboo each other in a puddy during the 'Otaue Shiki' ritual to pray for a good harvest at Izawanomiya Shrine on June 24, 2013 in Shima, Mie, Japan. The festival dates back in 12th century.
Anti-government activist Chen Guangcheng speaks during a press conference in Taipei, Taiwan. Dissident Chen, who now live in the United States, will be staying in Taiwan until July 11.