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Life's a hoot

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An owl chirps as it attracts customers in front of the owl cafe, named Aurunomori, or Owls' Forest, in Tokyo's Asakusa district. Read

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Bus brigade

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Tour buses are lined up in Sensoji Temple's parking lot in Asakusa, Tokyo, on Sunday. Tokyo Skytree is in the background. Read

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Clam crowder

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People dig for clams at a beach in Yokohama on Saturday. Read

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Talent, Technology and Tolerance

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A woman walks past images of Hiroshima displayed at the T3 (Talent, Technology and Tolerance) Photo Festival at Ueno Park in Tokyo, Friday. Read

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Crash test

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Subaru's new XV performs an offset collision test at its factory in Ota, north of Tokyo. Read

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Thank Hugh

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Actor Hugh Jackman poses with a fan for a selfie upon his arrival for the Japan premiere of his film "Logan" in Tokyo on Wednesday night. "Logan" opens in Japan on June 1. Read

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Diplomatic disaster

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Participants in raincoats stand in an artificial storm at the rainstorm simulation section of the Honjo Life Safety Learning Center in Tokyo during a tour providing information and training on disaster to ambassadors and embassy officials in Japan. Read

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Marriage on the Rocks

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The Meoto Iwa, or "Married Couple Rocks," in Futami, near Ise in Mie Prefecture, are joined by a heavy rice straw rope and considered sacred by worshippers at the nearby Futami Okitama Shrine. They are said to represent the union of Shinto's highest deities, Izanagi and Izanami. The rope weighs… Read

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Pitt stop

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Brad Pitt poses at a news conference in Tokyo on Monday to promote his drama, "War Machine," a Netflix original film that will be aired in Japan from May 26. Pitt, 53, plays General Glen McMahon, a fictional character based on the real-life General Stanley McChrystal, a former commander of… Read

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Repaying the dolls

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A Shinto priest prays for dolls during the Festival of Repayment of Kindness at Dairoku-tensakaki Shrine in Tokyo, Saturday. Traditionally, it is believed that the dolls can give good health and happiness to children by absorbing sickness and ill fate. The dolls are then sacrificed during the festival after they… Read

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