Toulouse, France, Sep. 8 Kyodo - Japan players take part in a training session in Toulouse, France on Sep. 8, 2023, the day after an initial 30-man squad for the upcoming Rugby World Cup in France was named.
TOKYO, Japan - Ninety-year-old Japanese skier and alpinist Yuichiro Miura reached the summit of Mt. Fuji with a group of friends and family on Aug. 31, 2023, having used a wheelchair for the three-day ascent.
SAGAMIHARA, Japan - A large-scale disaster drill is held in Sagamihara in the eastern Japan prefecture of Kanagawa on Sept. 1, 2023, the 100th anniversary of the Great Kanto Earthquake that devastated Tokyo and surrounding areas, leaving an estimated 105,000 people dead or missing.
TOKYO, Japan - Striking workers represented by a labor union at Japanese department store operator Sogo & Seibu Co. march in the streets of Tokyo's Toshima Ward on Aug. 31, 2023. Store workers are opposing plans by parent Seven & i Holdings Co. to sell the 10-store chain to a U.S.-based investment fund.
An H2A rocket carrying the Japanese space agency's lunar lander was launched Thursday at Tanegashima Space Center in southwestern Japan, making it the first liftoff in Japan of a major domestic rocket since March amid an intensifying global space race.(Kyodo)
TOKYO, Japan, July 27 Kyodo - Chiang Hung-chieh, the Taiwanese ex-husband of retired Japanese table tennis star and Olympic medalist Ai Fukuhara, attends a press conference at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan in Tokyo on July 27, 2023, seeking the return of their son, now in Fukuhara's custody, to Taiwan. Chiang, also a table tennis player, said Fukuhara has refused to allow it since taking him back to Japan in 2022 and then severing contact.
TOYOTA, Japan, Aug. 29 Kyodo - Photo taken from a Kyodo News helicopter on Aug. 29, 2023, shows Toyota Motor Corp.'s Motomachi plant in Toyota in Aichi Prefecture, central Japan. Toyota said that same-day operations at all of its group's 14 vehicle assembly plants in Japan will be suspended due to a computer system failure. (Kyodo)
Manila, Japan, Aug. 27 Kyodo - video taken by a Kyodo News reporter on board Manila shows the MSDF destroyer Izumo has unveiled to the overseas media near Manila on Aug. 27, 2023. (Kyodo)
KONAN, Japan, Aug. 28 Kyodo -A rare Thyreus decorus blue bee is spotted at a flower garden within the Chojuji temple grounds in Konan, Shiga Prefecture, western Japan, on Aug. 26, 2023. (Kyodo)
OITA, Japan - On the 25th, a new building of the amphibious vehicle "Hovercraft", which is scheduled to go into service between Oita Airport and Oita City in 2024, was unveiled at Oita Port in Oita City.
UTSUNOMIYA, Japan, Aug. 26 Kyodo - A light rail transit train carrying children and others runs through Utsunomiya in Tochigi Prefecture, north of Tokyo, after a ceremony commemorating the start of the service is held at JR Utsunomiya Station on Aug. 26, 2023. Japan's first new tram system in 75 years covers the 14.6-kilometer route between the station and the nearby town of Haga in 48 minutes.
TOKYO, Japan, Aug. 25 Kyodo -The presentation ceremony of the 169th Akutagawa Prize and the Naoki Prize (sponsored by the Japan Literature Promotion Association) was held in Tokyo on the 25th.
TOKYO, Japan - Video taken on Aug. 24, 2023, from a Kyodo News helicopter shows the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan. Japan started releasing treated radioactive water from the plant into the ocean earlier in the day amid lingering concerns among local fishermen and some neighboring countries about the environmental impact.The water discharge is expected to last around 30 years or more.
WAKAYAMA, Japan, Aug. 25 Kyodo - Video taken from a Kyodo News helicopter on Aug. 25, 2023, shows the Japanese-registered Izumi Maru that capsized in the Kii Channel off the western Japan prefecture of Wakayama. The Japan Coast Guard said the cargo ship capsized after apparently colliding with another freighter.
Keywords: Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc, Press Conference, Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, discharging treated radioactive water, Tomoaki Kobayakawa, president of Tokyo Electric Power Co.
N. Korean woman expresses hope for reunification with S. Korea
Video taken from a Kyodo News on June 14,2023,shows North Korea, which began strict immigration restrictions in January 2020 as a countermeasure against the new coronavirus, is expanding economic activities near the border with China.
Video taken from a Kyodo News on June 15,2023,shows Three male members were shot with automatic rifles at the Ground Self-Defense Force shooting range in Gifu City, two killed and one injured, according to an interview with investigators.
Video taken from a Kyodo News on June 12,2023,shows Sam Altman, CEO of the US start-up company Open AI, which developed the interactive artificial intelligence (AI) "Chat GPT," exchanged opinions with students at Keio University's Mita Campus in Tokyo.
TOKYO, Japan Kyodo - Video taken on June 8, 2023, shows the new Wi-Fi enabled Tamagotchi Uni virtual pet exhibited by Japanese toymaker Bandai Co. at the International Tokyo Toy Show at the Tokyo Big Sight convention center.
Video taken on June 7, 2023, shows The UN Security Council held an emergency public meeting on the 6th on the collapse of the huge dam of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant in southern Ukraine.
Vidoe taken from a Kyodo News on May 29, 2023,shows the war in Ukraine,veterinary hospital in Dnipro, eastern Ukraine, which was completely destroyed by a missile attack by the Russian military.A 57-year-old worker laying tiles in the backyard was buried under rubble and burned to death.
Vidoe taken from a Kyodo News on May 29, 2023, shows North Korean media reported on the 29th. In North Korea, the period up to the 15th is sometimes called "early month." North Korea has informed Japan that it will launch a satellite between 00:00 on May 31 and 00:00 on June 11, and a report on the launch may be included in the agenda.
Vidoe taken from a Kyodo News on May 26, 2023,shows Former Johnny's Jr. and actor Yasushi Hashida (37), who is complaining about sexual assault by the late Johnny's office president Johnny Kitagawa, held a press conference at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan in Tokyo on the 26th. Announced the start of a signature campaign to revise the Child Abuse Prevention Law and the establishment of a contact window for those who have suffered similar damage.
Vidoe taken from a Kyodo News on May 28, 2023,shows Serhiy Prytula Charity Foundation, which was founded by former TV presenter and comedian Sergiy Pritura,were collected 16 billion yen in one year. Backed by past political skepticism, he is now in the spotlight ahead of next year's presidential election.
Vidoe taken from a Kyodo News on May 27, 2023,shows Mustafa Djemilev, 79, the leader of the Crimean Tatars, the indigenous people of the Crimean Peninsula in southern Ukraine, which Russia annexed in 2014, and who accompanied President Zelensky on his visit to Saudi Arabia this month, held an exclusive press conference with Kyodo News on the 26th. We will completely liberate Crimea by the end of the year,” he said.
HIROSHIMA, Japan Kyodo - A police officer is on patrol in front of the cenotaph for atomic bomb victims at Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima on April 27, 2023, ahead of the May 19-21 Group of Seven summit.
Before the opening of the theme park of the popular movie "Harry Potter" in June on the site of the former amusement park "Toshimaen" in Nerima Ward, Seibu Railway announced on the 16th that the full-wrapped train "Studio Tour" featuring the main cast members The Tokyo Express has started operating.
Hiroshima, May 22 Kyodo - Keiko Ogura at the meeting with Mr. Zelensky, who promote peace and anti-atomic.
Architects of famous Sou Fujimoto designed participated in part of the renovation project of the ``Gohonden'' ,located in Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine, Fukuoka Prefecture on the 12th and The Kariden, designed by Sou Fujimoto, has been released to the press.
Hiroshima, May 20 Kyodo - UN General's visit Hiroshima for G7 Summit,and appeal that a world without nuclear weapons is possible during the interview with Kyodo.
KYOTO, Japan Kyodo - A woman playing the role of the "Saio-dai" imperial princess in the annual Aoi festival in Kyoto arrives at Kamigamo Jinja, a Shinto shrine in the city on May 4, 2023, to attend a purification ritual held ahead of the festival.
"Save Ukraine"held a press conference in the capital Kyiv on the 11th, saying that Russia is taking children to various parts of Russia under the guise of "evacuation".
Video taken on May 3, 2023, shows IVMED Clinic, Kyiv, Ukraine,how to solve the problem of Fertility treatment for Ukraine soldiers.
Video taken on May 6, 2023, shows the U.S. Navy's combat ship Cooperstown commissioned the same day in honor of 70 Major League Baseball Hall of Fame players who served in the military during wartime. The ship is named after the New York state village where the Baseball Hall of Fame is located.
Video taken on May 6, 2023, shows a collapsed shrine gateway in Suzu in Ishikawa Prefecture after a powerful earthquake the previous day that rocked the central Japan prefecture and its vicinity.
People walk along the elevated road in Tokyo's Ginza area on May 4, 2023. Government operated two days walking experience event for walk enjoying.
TOKYO, May 5 Kyodo - A 25-year-old riot officer of the Metropolitan Police Department apparently fatally shot himself on Friday in a toilet at a guard station on the premises of the prime minister's office, the police said.
MIYAKOJIMA, Japan Kyodo - The Shinsei Maru salvage vessel deploys an unmanned undersea vehicle into the sea on May 2, 2023, to recover a sunken Japan Ground Self-Defense Force helicopter that went missing with 10 personnel aboard off Miyako Island in the southern Japan prefecture of Okinawa on April 6.
Video taken in Usa, Oita Prefecture in southwestern Japan, shows a Japan Coast Guard plane that crash-landed on farmland on April 18, 2023. Two crew members on the plane sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
TOKYO,JAPAN - Aug. 24:The Olympic flag arrived in Japan on Wednesday with Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike and the Japanese Olympic delegation returning from Brazil, as Tokyo looks forward to hosting the next Olympic Summer Games in 2020.
KYOTO, Japan, - Jan 15: Wearing kimono, young women celebrating their coming-of-age shoot arrows in snow at a buddhist temple "Sanjusangendo" in the western Japan city of Kyoto on Jan. 15, 2017.
A helicopter of Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force and a patrol boat of the Maritime Self-Defense Force search waters off Miyako Island, Okinawa Prefecture, southern Japan, on April 11, 2023, for a GSDF UH-60JA helicopter that went missing with 10 people aboard on April 6.
New Bank of Japan Governor Kazuo Ueda attends his first press conference since assuming the post at the central bank's head office in Tokyo on April 10, 2023.
The new 225-meter-tall skyscraper in the Japanese capital's popular Kabukicho nightlife district was shown to the media Thursday ahead of its April 14 opening. With 48 floors above ground and five below, Tokyu Kabukicho Tower houses two hotels and entertainment facilities like a theater, a concert hall and a movie house. "We want it to be a facility that specializes in entertainment and motivates people to come to the area," said Tomoo Kimura, an executive officer of Tokyu Corp., which engages in railway and urban development businesses. The theater can seat around 900 people and the concert hall has a maximum capacity of around 1,500, while the movie house has eight screens. The tower includes a gym and spas for members and a food court offering "B-class gourmet foods," or unpretentious but tasty meals, from around the country at affordable prices for the general public.
An industrial design exhibition is held in Pyongyang on April 6, 2023, to celebrate the 111th anniversary on April 15 of the birth of North Korea's founder Kim Il Sung.
Video taken from a Kyodo News helicopter on April 3, 2023, shows people trying to save a dolphin washed up on a beach near the boundary between the city of Isumi and the town of Ichinomiya in Chiba Prefecture, near Tokyo. More than 30 dolphins were found washed ashore on the beach the same day.
Ukraine's First Deputy Foreign Minister Emine Dzhaparova speaks during an interview with Kyodo News in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv on March 31, 2023.