Monday, March 26, 2012

Japanese Macaques Suffer Hay Fever

A 19-year-old Japanese macaque monkey named Monday scratches her eyes while suffering an allergy to pollen from the cedar tree, at Awajishima Monkey Center on March 26, 2012 in Sumoto, Hyogo, Japan. Some twenty monkeys are suffering the effects of hay fever at this time of the year, with the typical symptoms being the same as with humans. Japanese government had plant cedar tree nationwide after the World War II for restore the nation’s forest. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe)

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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Kids Perform Traditional Kabuki Drama at Outdoor Kabuki theater

Children perform in a traditional Kabuki during the Nanko-Kabuki Festival at an outdoor Kabuki theater on March 25, 2012 in Sayo, Japan. Elementary and junior high school students from three children's Kabuki clubs performed three old Kabuki dramas to mark the repair of the Nanko-Kabuki outdoor theater,115 years after the traditional theater was built in 1841. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe)
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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Anti-Nuclear Activists Protest

Police officers stand guard during a demonstration against the use of nuclear power on the one-year anniversary of the devastating earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2012 in Osaka, Japan. The earthquake and subsequent tsunami left 15,848 dead and 3,305 missing according to Japan's National Police Agency. Thousands of people still remain homeless and live in temporary dwellings. The Japanese government faces an uphill battle with the need to dispose of rubble and work toward economic recovery. Across the country people are taking part in ceremonies to pay respects to the people who lost their lives. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe)

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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Over 80% of Japan's Nuclear Reactors Offline

A general view of Mihama nuclear power station No 1 reactor (R), No 2 reactor (C) and No 3 reactor (L) which is run by Kansai Electric Power Co, on March 8, 2012 in Mihama, Japan. Only two of Japan's 54 nuclear reactors are online 12 months after last year's March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Many of the reactors have been stopped for regular maintenance during which official stress tests are being conducted. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe)
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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Sumo Wrestlers Prepare For Spring Tournament

Sumo wrestlers attend a morning practice session in preparation for the Grand Sumo Tournament at Yamasaka Shrine on March 3, 2012 in Osaka, Japan. The Osaka Grand Sumo Spring Tournament, known as the 'Rough Spring Tournament' will commence on March 11, until its conclusion on March 25 at the Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe)
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