Nanako Oyama, an employee of Kyugetsu, a Japanese traditional doll company, arranges "hagoita" battledores at the company's showroom in Tokyo. The wooden racquets are adorned with images based on persons of the year. The racquets from left in the bottom show Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, holding the Prince of Cambridge, former IOC President Jacques Rogge with the name of the city of Tokyo elected to host the 2020 Summer Olympics and Japan Series winning baseball team Rakuten Eagles ace Masahiro Tanaka with manager Senichi Hoshino.© Japan Today
Faces of the year
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