Here is our selection of news photos taken in Japan and beyond by Kyodo News photographers this week.
Live pro wrestling is shown to about 40 passengers on a JR Tadami Line train between Niigata and Fukushima prefectures on Oct. 3, 2020. The event is aimed at supporting the train line hit by the July 2011 rain disaster. (Kyodo)
People wearing face masks walk in Tokyo's Asakusa area on Oct. 3, 2020, on the first weekend after the Japanese capital was added to the "Go To Travel" subsidy program on Oct. 1 amid continued worries over the novel coronavirus. (Kyodo)
College students wear headgear with face shields to prevent coronavirus infection during a collegiate karate competition at Nippon Budokan in Tokyo on Oct. 4, 2020. The competition was held without spectators, marking the first sports event after repair work was completed at the martial art hall in July. (Kyodo)
Kyle Higashioka (L) of the New York Yankees scores in the ninth inning on a single by Aaron Hicks in Game 1 of the AL Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays on Oct. 5, 2020, in San Diego, California. (Kyodo)
A projection mapping show is held in Pyongyang on Oct. 6, 2020, to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Workers' Party of Korea on Oct. 10. (Kyodo)
Red spider lilies are in full bloom at Gongendo Park in the Saitama Prefecture city of Satte, eastern Japan, on Oct. 6, 2020. (Kyodo)
Japanese Empress Masako (R) and Princess Aiko wave from a car on Oct. 6, 2020, as they visit the Imperial Palace in Tokyo to see a building that is going to be their residence once renovation is done. They were wearing face masks amid continued worries over the novel coronavirus. (Kyodo)
Cherry blossoms blooming out of season are observed on Tanegashima Island in Kagoshima Prefecture, southwestern Japan, on Oct. 7, 2020. (Kyodo)
Photo taken from a Kyodo News helicopter on Oct. 7, 2020, shows Super Nintendo World, a new attraction area featuring the popular video game character Mario, to open at the Universal Studios Japan theme park in Osaka next spring. Its original opening scheduled for the summer of 2020 was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Kyodo)
Photo taken on Oct. 8, 2020, shows an emperor penguin chick recently born at the Adventure World zoo in Shirahama in Wakayama Prefecture, western Japan. The penguin chick will go on public display on Oct. 9. (Kyodo)
Seibu Railway Co. unveils to the media a train featuring animated character Doraemon at a rail yard in Tokyo on Oct. 8, 2020, before having the special train start services later in the day in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the start of the popular manga series. (Kyodo)
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