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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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Full bloom

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Azaleas are in full bloom in the garden of Hotel de Yama in the hot spring resort town of Hakone, Kanagawa Prefecture. 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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Sanja Festival

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Heron-hooded dancers parade down the street toward Asakusa Shrine in the compound of Sensoji Temple Friday in Tokyo prior to the annual Sanja Festival, one of the three major festivals in Tokyo. Read

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Hard at work

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Office buildings in Tokyo's Marunouchi district remain lit up at night despite calls for the government to limit overtime work. Read

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Different styles

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A Buddhist monk offers prayers as he passes by a the window display of a department store in the Ginza shopping district in Tokyo. Read

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Small fry

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Chum salmon fry form a school in the Nishibetsu River in Shibecha, Hokkaido, after being released. About 5 million chum salmon fry, which are five cms in length, are being released until May 22, with fewer than one percent expected to return to the river in several years to spawn. Read

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