Friday, April 07, 2006

FR Update - This Past week of Japan in Photos

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This Past week of Japan in Photos

> For more information on these stories, go to Mainichi Daily News!

A first-year elementary schoolgirl waves as she crosses a street holding hands with Tokyo metropolitan police commissioner Tetsuro Ito on Thursday, the first day of a nationwide spring traffic safety campaign. Ito greeted 71 new first-year students at the entrance ceremony of an elementary school in Tokyo's Taito-ku the same day, joining with others to teach the children traffic safety rules. The police safety campaign will run until April 15. (Mainichi)

Japanese mountaineer Ken Noguchi, left, looks on at a demonstration of HAL, or the "Hybrid Assistive Limb" during a news conference by Japanese quadriplegic Seiji Uchida and his support organization With Dreams members in Tokyo Monday, March 20, 2006. Uchida, 43, who was left paralyzed from the neck down after a traffic accident announced his plan to ascend the peak of a Swiss mountain by riding piggyback on Noguchi, who will get some extra muscle from the HAL robot suit, developed by Tsukuba University engineering professor Yoshiyuki Sankai. The HAL demonstrators are unidentified. (AP)

A woman battles with gusty winds as she walks by a bridge connecting skyscrapers at Tokyo's newly developed Shiodome business district on Monday, April 3, 2006. The Meteorological Agency issued a gale warning as annual strong spring winds hit Tokyo. (AP)

Couples enjoy the spectacular sight of blooming cherry trees at Chidorigafuchi in Tokyo. (Mainichi)

Miniature schnauzers wearing sun glasses are seen at the Tokyo Pet Show 2006 in Chiba, east of Tokyo. About 20,000 people are expected to visit the country's largest pet convention which will be held until Sunday. (Reuters)

A test digital broadcast (TV) is shown on a mobile phone during a demonstration at Japan's top mobile company NTT DoCoMo headquarters in Tokyo Monday, March 13, 2006. Digital TV broadcasts called "one seg," short for "one segment" for portable devices specially equipped with receivers are set to start in major urban areas in Japan Saturday, April 1. (AP)

Inger Maleen Bachmann (L), the 24th Hamburg Cherry Blossom Queen, meets Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi (C) at the Prime Minister's Official Residence on Wednesday. On the right is the 21st Japan Sakura Blossom Queen, Akiko Miki. (Reuters/Evereet Kennedy Brown/Pool)

Ultraman Mebius, foreground center, the latest hero of Japan's popular Ultra Hero TV series, poses with his family members during a news conference in Tokyo Tuesday, March 28, 2006 to promote the 16th series set to start broadcasting on April 8. The latest series mark the 40th annivesary of the birth of Ultraman, standing in tuxedo foreground right. (AP)

Japanese boy Yusuke Kobayashi, 6, leans to PaPeRo, a robot developed by Japan's electronics maker NEC Corp., to understand what the robot speaks to him during an exhibition at a Tokyo department store on Sunday March 26, 2006. (AP)

> For more information on these stories, go to Mainichi Daily News!

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