The Asahi Shimbun Weekly
Softbank Chairman and CEO Masayoshi Son speaks during the Asahi Shimbun interview on July 19, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan. SoftBank agreed to acquire British ARM Holdings for 24.3 billion pounds.
July 18, 2016 License
Illuminated 'Yamagasa' float runs at disbandment ceremony of the Kurosaki Gion Yamagasa Festival in front of JR Kurosaki Station on July 22, 2016 in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan. The annual festival, known as the 'fighting Yamakasa',...More
Two-year-old female polar bear 'Icchan' hugs an ice cube containing apples to cool herself down at Tennoji Zoo on July 22, 2016 in Osaka, Japan.
Godzilla's giant footprints are seen in Todoroki Stadium on July 20, 2016 in Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan. The giant marks are a promotional gimmick for 'Shin Godzilla' (Godzilla Resurgence), the first film in the long-running series to...More
Torch bearers are seen as the Olympic torch relay arrive at Sao Paulo on July 24, 2016 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
In this aerial image, Shirarahama beach is packed with beach goers on July 24, 2016 in Shirahama, Wakayama, Japan.
Kohei Uchimura speaks to media after a Japan Men's Gymnastic Team training on July 24, 2016 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Visitors watch a Shinkansen bullet train hoisted in the air by a crane at Central Japan Railway Co.'s maintenance plant on July 23, 2016 in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan. The event, a highlight of a program to show JR Tokai's Hamamatsu...More
People bathe their feet to the Mitarashi pond holding candles during the Mitarashi Festival at Shimogamo Shrine on July 23, 2016 in Kyoto, Japan. Devotees believe that if they wash their feet in the pond they avoid diseases.
Shinto parishioners carry 10-meter-tall, 2.5-ton 'Chochin O Yamagasa' or candle-lit lantern floats during the Tobata Gion Yamagasa Festival on July 23, 2016 in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan.
Crown Prince Naruhito
Crown Princess Masako
Princess Kiko of Akishino
Princess Mako Akishino