Here is our selection of news photos taken in Japan and beyond by Kyodo News photographers this week.


People walk at an inundated street in Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto Prefecture, on July 4, 2020, after torrential rain in southwestern Japan. (Kyodo)


A nursing home in Kuma, Kumamoto Prefecture, is inundated on July 4, 2020, as the nearby Kuma River overflowed following torrential rain that hit southwestern Japan. (Kyodo)
Fireworks are set off in Kumano in Hiroshima Prefecture on July 5, 2020, marking the second anniversary of flooding and mudslides triggered by torrential rain in western Japan that claimed the lives of 296 people in 14 prefectures. (Kyodo) 


People take a selfie in front of the painting "Mona Lisa" at the just reopened Louvre museum in Paris on July 6, 2020. The museum reopened almost four month after the new coronavirus pandemic forced it to close. (Kyodo) 


Giant panda Rauhin gets a star-shaped ice block as a gift to mark the Tanabata star festival on July 7, 2020, at the Adventure World amusement park in Shirahama in Wakayama Prefecture, western Japan. (Kyodo) 


Pepper humanoid robots and Spot dog robots cheer for the SoftBank Hawks in the stands at PayPay Dome in Fukuoka on July 7, 2020, during a professional baseball game held without fans amid continued coronavirus fears. (Kyodo)  


A man rides a bicycle on an inundated street in the flood-ravaged city of Kurume, Fukuoka Prefecture,on July 8, 2020. (Kyodo)


Photo taken on July 8, 2020, shows a damaged road in the flood-ravaged city of Hita, Oita Prefecture, southwestern Japan, after torrential rain. (Kyodo)


A visitor enjoys a panoramic view of jellyfish in a 14-meter-wide tank newly installed at the Sunshine Aquarium in Tokyo on July 8, 2020. (Kyodo)


A worker sprays anti-virus liquid on a Tokyo Metro train car on July 9, 2020, in the Japanese capital amid the spread of the novel coronavirus. (Kyodo) 


An elderly man is rescued in the flood-hit city of Hitoyoshi in Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, on July 9, 2020, after torrential rain. (Kyodo)


Water taxis, cruisers and traditional "yakatabune" boats gather in the port of Tokyo and turn their lights on all at once on July 9, 2020, in a bid to create hope and wish for an end to the coronavirus pandemic. Tokyo reported over 200 infections the same day. (Kyodo) 


A live music event is held at club Sendai GIGS on a test basis in Sendai, northeastern Japan, on July 9, 2020, with an artist participating remotely in the event that drew about 40 people. Anti-coronavirus measures were implemented for the event based on a set of guidelines, including requiring customers to wear masks, banning them from shouting and installing an automatic ventilation system. (Kyodo)

Copyright © 2020 Kyodo News All rights reserved.
No reproduction, republication or redistribution without written permission.

Back number:

Japan and beyond: Week in Photos - June 27~July 3

Japan and beyond: Week in Photos - June 20~26

Japan and beyond: Week in Photos - June 13~19

Japan and beyond: Week in Photos - June 6~12