Topic: Japan

Touko Hujanen
In Progress

Santa 24/7: Portrait of a Year-Round Father Christmas

LightBox presents one photographer’s story of a real-life professional Santa.

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Geert Vanden Wijngaert—AP
Closeup

Pictures of the Week: November 23 – 30

From protests in Egypt and life in the aftermath of the Gaza conflict to Myanmar’s refugee camps and volcanic lava spilling into the ocean in Hawaii, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

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Jeff Pachoud–AFP/Getty Images
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Pictures of the Week: September 21 – 28

From the NFL touchdown controversy in the U.S. and Israelis observing Yom Kippur to China’s first aircraft carrier and surfing with dolphins in Australia, TIME presents the best images of the week.

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Marco Longari–AFP/Getty Images
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Pictures of the Week: September 14 – 21

From continued anti-American protests around the world and the Pope’s visit to Lebanon to the honoring of Aung San Suu Kyi in the U.S. and the Duchess of Cambridge’s tour of the South Pacific, TIME presents the best images of the week.

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Kevin Frayer–AP
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Pictures of the Week: August 17 – August 24

From violent clashes in Lebanon and wildfires in Spain to a disabled beauty pageant in Thailand and a Kids’ “State Dinner” at the White House, TIME presents the best images of the week.

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Wayne Lawrence–INSTITUTE for TIME
Photo Essay

Small Ball! The Faces of Baseball’s True World Series

Photographer Wayne Lawrence’s portraits of young baseball players from around the world at the 66th Annual Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa.

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Naoya Hatakeyama—Courtesy of Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography and Taka Ishii Gallery
Out There

Landscapes on the Verge of Change

A new retrospective of the work of Japanese photographer Naoya Hatakeyama, opening at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art on July 28, looks at vistas on the verge of change.

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Kimiko Yoshida
Out There

Ceremonies of Disappearance: Kimiko Yoshida’s Critique of Identity

For over a decade, Kimiko Yoshida has created photos of herself in which she wears elaborate costumes that reference a wide range of subjects, from haute couture to the canon of Western painting.

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North Korea Military
Profile

David Guttenfelder: A New Look at North Korea

On May 1, 2013, photographer David Guttenfelder will be named the recipient of the 2013 Infinity Award for Photojournalism by the International Center of Photography. Guttenfelder is recognized for his continued efforts documenting daily life inside North Korea for the Associated Press, as part of the team running the agency’s new bureau in the country. His work provides an unparalleled look behind the curtain of life in the North.

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Lightbox April 9, 2012
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Pictures of the Week: April 6 — April 13

From North Korea’s rocket Unha-3 and the Trayvon Martin case to wildfires in the New York City metropolitan area and the 100th anniversary of the Titanic, TIME’s photo department presents the best images of the week.

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