Topic: Japan

Lightbox Daido Moriyama
Out There

Daido Moriyama And the Cultural Landscape of Post-War Japan

Daido Moriyama, who is featured in a new exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, arrived in Tokyo in 1961 and began photographing the seedy streets of Shinjuku.

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Lightbox March 13, 2012
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Pictures of the Week: March 9 — March 16

From the conflict in Afghanistan and a tragic bus accident in Switzerland to Purim celebrations in Israel and the one-year anniversary of the Japanese tsunami, TIME’s photo department presents the best images of the week.

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Joseph Maida
In Progress

Celebrate Japan’s White Day with Joseph Maida

March 14 is White Day, a Japanese holiday that exists to counterbalance Valentine’s Day. It’s an example of a phenomenon that photographer Joseph Maida says he sees throughout the country and explores in his latest work on Japan.

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Lightbox March 7, 2012
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Pictures of the Week: March 2 – March 9

From the Presidential election in Russia to Super Tuesday in the U.S. to fires in Congo and the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Alaska, TIME’s photo department presents the best images of the week.

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Lightbox March 4, 2012
Man on the Wire

Seven Days of Strange Landscapes

From thousands of spiders in Australia and a massive ruptured ice wall in Argentina to the aftermath of the U.S. tornadoes and the wake of last year’s Japanese tsunami, TIME’s photo department presents a selection of surprising and surreal vistas from the past week.

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James Nachtwey for TIME
Photo Essay

Japan One Year Later: Photographs by James Nachtwey

James Nachtwey, who photographed Japan for TIME in the wake of last year’s earthquake, tsunami and triple nuclear meltdown, returns to observe the anniversary of the tragedy.

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Lightbox February 28, 2012
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Pictures of the Week: February 24 – March 2

From protests in Russia and the crisis in Syria to tornadoes in the American midwest and the 84th annual Academy Awards, TIME’s photo department presents the best images of the week.

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LightBox February 20, 2012
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Pictures of the Week: February 17 – February 24

From protests in Afghanistan and India’s Mahashivratri festival to Olympic test events in London and Whitney Houston’s funeral in New Jersey, TIME’s photo department presents the best images of the week.

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©Steidl—Photographs by Kazou Katai
Out There

A Package of Protest

As protests from the Middle East to Wall Street made news in 2011, a new box set of books by Steidl examines various uprisings throughout history.

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Manuel J. Martinez—Reuters
Man on the Wire

TIME’s Best of 2011: Animals in Peril

The average animal doesn’t make headlines, but countless creatures have been photographed amid the chaos and destruction so widely connected to some of the year’s biggest stories. Here, LightBox looks back on a few furry friends who’ve found themselves in harm’s way this year.

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