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


Photo taken Sept. 5, 2020, shows a board displaying a list of cashless payment options at a convenience store in Tokyo. (Kyodo) 
Photo taken in Atsuma, on the northernmost Japanese main island of Hokkaido, shows a candle with a sign reading "wish for quick reconstruction" on Sept. 6, 2020, the second anniversary of a deadly earthquake in the region. The quake caused landslides, killing 44 people in Hokkaido including 37 in the town. (Kyodo) 


Members of an Ainu cultural preservation body hold a ritual on Sept. 5, 2020, to celebrate the arrival of the year's salmon season in Mombetsu, northern Japan. The indigenous people in Hokkaido dedicate salmon to the river god in the ritual. (Kyodo)


Giant panda Rauhin eats an apple at the Adventure World amusement park in Shirahama in Wakayama Prefecture, western Japan, on Sept. 6, 2020, her 20th birthday. (Kyodo)


A protester holds up a signboard during a pro-democracy rally in Hong Kong's Kowloon district on Sept. 6, 2020. (Kyodo)


A police officer collects a broken umbrella in Fukuoka on Sept. 7, 2020, after powerful Typhoon Haishen slammed southwestern Japan. (Kyodo)
(From L) Liberal Democratic Party policy chief Fumio Kishida, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga and former Defense Minister Shigeru Ishiba -- the three LDP presidential candidates -- pose at a joint press conference in Tokyo on Sept. 8, 2020. The ruling party will choose Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's successor as party chief in a Sept. 14 election. (Kyodo)


Chinese President Xi Jinping (C) attends a ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Sept. 8, 2020, to confer awards to those who have made great contributions in the fight against the novel coronavirus. (Kyodo)

Remotely controlled robots make a cup of coffee according to customer preferences during a demonstration of the "Tele-Barista" project in Tokyo on Sept. 8, 2020. Ory Laboratories Inc.'s avatar robot OriHime (top R) and Kawada Robotics Corp.'s dual-arm industrial robot Nextage enable users at a remote location, even those with physical disabilities, to control them to carry out tasks such as making coffee and serving it to a customer. (Kyodo) 


Search and rescue operations continue at the site of a mudslide in the Miyazaki Prefecture village of Shiiba, southwestern Japan, on Sept. 9, 2020, following heavy rain brought by powerful Typhoon Haishen. Four people went missing at the site. (Kyodo)


Photo taken Sept. 9, 2020, shows a vinyl box equipped with a ventilation system displayed at a trade fair focusing on anti-coronavirus products and systems in Nagoya, central Japan. The box was developed for quarantine in places such as evacuation centers. About 100 companies from across the country presented their products at the fair. (Kyodo)


Photo taken in Pyongyang shows a signboard reading "Congratulations, Democratic People's Republic of Korea" on Sept. 9, 2020, the 72nd anniversary of the country's founding. (Kyodo)
The Nippon Maru cruise ship is docked at Tokyo International Cruise Terminal on Sept. 10, 2020. The terminal opened at the port of Tokyo the same day, three months later than initially scheduled due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Kyodo)
A loggerhead sea turtle hatchling heads to the sea after being released on a beach in Kagoshima, southwestern Japan, on Sept. 10, 2020. Hatchlings and eggs found on beaches had been kept at a local aquarium to protect them from extreme summer heat. (Kyodo)


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