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People pray in ice-cold water to purify their soul and wish for their good health at Kasuga Jinja Shrine on January 20, 2014 in Hofu, Yamaguchi, Japan. 107 people from 7 to 78 years old participate in the annual event taking place at...More
January 20, 2014 License
The new chairman of public broadcaster Japan Broadcasting Corp. (NHK) Katsuto Momii speaks during a press conference on January 25, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan. The news conference in Tokyo on Jan. 25 was intended to mark Katsuto Momii's...More
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6 months old boar cubs run during the Boar Race Festival on January 25, 2014 in Sasayama, Hyogo, Japan. The annual event takes place to promote boar meat, the city's speciality.
In this multiple exposure image, fireworks explode during the Yamayaki (grass-burning) festival at Wakakusa yama hill on January 25, 2014 in Nara, Japan. The annual winter event attracted 180,000 people.
Mizuho Financial Group Inc. Deputy President Nobuhide Hayashi answers questions at a news conference annonnucing Hayashi succeeding Yasuhiro Sato who stepped down as president of its core unit Mizuho Bank on January 23, 2014 in Tokyo,...More
January 23, 2014 License
Mogul skiier Arisa Murata, who works for Gyogaku Kindergarten as a teacher, poses for photographs with pupils during the sending-off party on January 22, 2014 in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan. Murata, who is a member of Japanese women's...More
January 22, 2014 License
A researcher measures the body length of a giant squid at Ajiro Shinko Port on January 21, 2014 in Iwami, Tottori, Japan. The 3.4 meters long giant squid was caught during the trawl fishing.
January 21, 2014 License
Hokkaido Railway Co. President Makoto Nojima looks on during a press conference on January 21, 2014 in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan. The company, known as JR Hokkaido, announced punitive measures against employees for a safety scandal...More
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (C) poses for photographs after being presented a Boston Red Sox shirt from pitchers Koji Uehara (2nd L) and Junichi Tazawa (1st L) during their courtesy visit at Abe's official residence on January...More
Sumo wrestler Sadanoumi (L) throws Egyptian wrestler Osunaarashi whose real name is Abdelrahman Sharan during day fifteen of the Grand Sumo New Year tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan on January 26, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan.
January 26, 2014 License