The Asahi Shimbun Weekly
In this aerial image, the recently formed islet, which is connected to neighboring Nishinoshima island, continues its volcanic activity on April 7, 2014 in Ogasawara, Tokyo, Japan. The islet was first spotted November 20, 2013 by the...More
April 07, 2014 License
Re-elected Ayagawa town mayor Ken Fujii celebrates winning the town mayor election at his election campaign ehadquarters on April 13, 2014 in Ayagawa, Kagawa, Japan. Fujii, re-elected at the age of 84 years and 10 months after...More
A Buddhist practitioner walks on embers during the Hiwatari Firewalking ritual at Sanjuin Temple on April 12, 2014 in Minakami, Gunma, Japan. Sanjuin Temple was found in 1349.
New born quadruplet oriental small-clawed otters are open to media at Tobe Zoological Park on April 11, 2014 in Tobe, Ehime, Japan. The otters, born on March 7, will be open to public from April 20.
April 16, 2014 License
A commorant is examined by vets during the annual medical check ahead of the commorant fishing season begins on April 11, 2014 in Gifu, Japan. The 1300 year old tradition, which sees fishermen use the fire lanterns to illuminate the...More
A pair of mangoes 'Taiyo-no-Tamago' (Eggs of the Sun) are seen during the first auction of the season at Miyazaki City Central Wholesale Market on April 7, 2014 in Miyazaki, Japan. A box of two mangoes, weighs approximately one...More
Members of the Fukushima prefectural government's expert committee responsible for monitoring the reactor decommissioning effort at the plant, inspect the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant on April 9, 2014 in Okuma,...More
Japanese Emperor Akihito (L) and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott talk during their meeting at the Imperial Palace on April 7, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan. Abbott is on tour to Japan, South Korea and Japan.
Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko take a walk outside the Imperial Palace on April 7, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan. The rare appearance surprises runners and commuters.