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Tokyo Great Santa Run 2019

December 22, 2019

Participants dressed in Santa Claus costumes take part in the Tokyo Great Santa Run 2019 in Tokyo, Japan, 22 December 2019. Some 3,500 people participated in the event to raise money for a children’s charity. EPA-Jiji Press

Star Wars in Japan

December 19, 2019

Star Wars fans applaud before the first screening of ‘Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker’ in Tokyo, Japan, 19 December 2019. The latest Star Wars saga movie will be released across Japan on 20 December 2019. EPA-Jiji


International Robot Exhibition

December 18, 2019

The humanoid robot ‘Shiorin’ is displayed during the International Robot Exhibition (IREX) in Tokyo, Japan, 18 December 2019. More than 630 companies and organizations will present their latest robot technologies until 21 December. EPA-Jiji Press

Japan’s Apa Group Opens 913-Room Hotel in Osaka

December 17, 2019

Toshio Motoya, fifth left, president of Japan’s APA Group and his wife Fumiko, sixth left, president of Apa Hotels & Resorts, cut the tape at the opening ceremony of a 32-story hotel with 913 guest rooms, one of the largest


Test-Ride Event for Self-Driving Bus Held in Osaka

December 16, 2019

Osaka City Bus Corp. holds a test-ride event for a self-driving bus for media in the western Japan city of Osaka, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019.The affiliate of subway operator Osaka Metro Co. aims to start autonomous bus services within fiscal


Peak Season of Chrysanthemums

December 14, 2019

The harvest of chrysanthemums for New Year decorations is at its peak. At the Sunset Farm on the chrysanthemum farm, workers trimmed the red, yellow, and white buds that were swelling near the blossoming flowers. Work will continue until the


Smoke rises from Mount Aso

December 13, 2019

Smoke rises from Mount Aso, an active volcano, near the city of Aso in Kumamoto prefecture on December 13, 2019. – Mount Aso’s huge caldera dominates the southwestern main island of Kyushu, where the 1,592-metre (5,253-foot) volcano is a popular


PCOO launches documentary, magazine on anti-illegal drug campaign

December 11, 2019

The government on Wednesday launched a documentary film and a magazine tackling the anti-illegal drugs campaign of the Duterte administration, in a bid to address the spread of inaccurate narratives surrounding the program. Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin