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Just in case

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Seiichiro Nishimoto, CEO of Shelter Co, poses wearing a gas mask at a model room for the company's nuclear shelters in the basement of his house in Osaka. Read

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Bright night

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Fireworks light up the sky during the Omagari Hanabi Spring Chapter in the city of Daisen, Akita Prefecture, on Tuesday night. A total of 33,000 fireworks will be shot up by pyrotechnicians from around the world at the event that runs through April 29. Read

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Kurobe Gorge

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A train passes over the Kurobe Gorge in Toyama Prefecture. Read

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Full bloom

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Moss phlox flowers are in full bloom at Country Farm Tokyo German Village in Sodegaura, Chiba Prefecture. Read

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Yellow world

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Children view tulips at the annual Tulip Fair in Tonami, Toyama Prefecture, on the Sea of Japan coast. About 3 million tulips in around 700 varieties are expected to be in full bloom during the event that runs through May 5. Read

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Nice view

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Tourists enjoy the view of Mt Fuji, cherry blossoms and a five-story pagoda from the observation deck in a park in Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi Prefecture. Read

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Garden party

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Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko speak to four-time Olympic wrestling gold medallist Kaori Icho, third from right, during an annual spring garden party at the Akasaka Palace imperial garden in Tokyo Thursday. About 2,000 guests were invited to the event. Read

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A bit windy

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Models struggle against strong wind on the rooftop of the new Ginza Six mall in Tokyo Wednesday before rehearsing for Christian Dior's Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2017 fashion show there to celebrate the brand’s new flagship store which opens Thursday. Read

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All smiles

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Hollywood actress Liv Tyler smiles to the media at a ceremony at the luxurious fashion brand Belstaff's flagship store ahead of its grand opening at Ginza's newest shopping complex Ginza Six (GSix), on Tuesday night. The actress, who said is happy to be back in Japan, took part in a… Read

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Good form

Mongolian sumo grand champion Kakuryu, second from right, performs his ring entry form before the start of the ritual sumo bouts held at Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo on Monday. Read