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


A ceremony is held at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo without sumo wrestlers amid continued worries about the novel coronavirus on Sept. 12, 2020, a day before the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament begins. (Kyodo)


A burnt car and debris are left in Phoenix, Oregon, on Sept. 13, 2020, after deadly wildfires that raged in western U.S. states. (Kyodo)
Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga responds to applause after being elected as the ruling Liberal Democratic Party's president on Sept. 14, 2020, in Tokyo. (Kyodo)
A rainbow appears on Sept. 14, 2020, in the sky of Yuzawa in Akita Prefecture -- Yoshihide Suga's hometown. (Kyodo)
The season's first catch of red snow crabs is landed at a port in Sakaiminato in Tottori Prefecture, western Japan, on Sept. 14, 2020. (Kyodo) 


Giant panda Eimei eats bamboo on Sept. 14, 2020, his 28th birthday, at the Adventure World amusement park in Shirahama in Wakayama Prefecture, western Japan. A message saying "Happy Birthday" is written on some bamboo and ice carved into the number 28 can be seen behind Eimei. (Kyodo) 
A protest is staged in Ulan Bator on Sept. 15, 2020, against China's policy of strengthening Mandarin education in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. (Kyodo) 
Yukio Edano (center), head of the main opposition Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan, is pictured before making a speech at the first convention of the newly merged party in Tokyo on Sept. 15, 2020. (Kyodo) 
The renovated Nagoya TV Tower is lit up in Aichi Prefecture, central Japan, on Sept. 16, 2020 (Kyodo) 


Photo taken Sept. 17, 2020, inside a now-closed junior high school building in Rikuzentakata, a northeastern Japan city severely hit by the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster, shows a wall-hanging clock that has stopped since 2:46 p.m. that day. (Kyodo)

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