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Swimming Santa

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A diver wearing a Santa Claus costume swims in a large fish tank at Sunshine Aquarium in Tokyo on Friday. Read

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Famous faces

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An employee of Kyugetsu, a Japanese traditional doll company, poses with special "hagoita" battledores featuring U.S. President-elect Joe Biden, U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, in Tokyo on Thursday. Each year, the wooden racquets feature images of major newsmakers. Read

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Space-themed art panel

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Visitors look at an art panel that will illuminate if a shooting star is detected over Japan. The panel, at the COREDO Muromachi shopping and entertainment complex in Tokyo's Nihombashi area, is on display as part of a space-themed event being held at the complex until Jan 17, 2021. Read

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Baccarat Eternal Lights

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Visitors to Yebisu Garden Place in Tokyo observe the Baccarat Eternal Lights display, which features a huge 5-meter-tall chandelier tower showcase. The event runs until Jan 11, 2021. Read

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Liberty light

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A replica of the Statue of Liberty is lit up at Odaiba in Tokyo on Tuesday night. Read

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Osaka Castle

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Visitors walk on the grounds of Osaka Castle in Osaka on Monday. Read

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Cosplaying around

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People take part in a cosplay event at the Yunohira hot spring resort in Yufu, Oita Prefecture, on Sunday. Read

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Top gun

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Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga sits in the cockpit of an F-4EJ Kai fighter jet of Japan's Air Self-Defense Force after reviewing troops at Iruma Air Base in Sayama in Saitama Prefecture, on Saturda. Suga inspected military aircraft at a Japan Air Self-Defense Force review. Read

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Park performance

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Akira Mizutani, a member of the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, performs music from the opera "The Merry Widow" for a group of daycare children walking through a park in Tokyo on Friday. Read

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Japan's biggest ginkgo tree

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Japan's biggest ginkgo tree, located in Fukaura in Aomori Prefecture, is lit up on Thursday night. The tree, designated as a natural treasure, is 22 meters in girth and 31 meters high. It is believed to be over 1,000 years old. Read

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