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

Photo taken from a Kyodo News helicopter on Sept. 26, 2020, shows Mt. Asahidake in the Daisetsuzan mountain range on Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido capped with the season's first snow. (Kyodo) 


The Beijing Motor Show kicks off in the Chinese capital on Sept. 26, 2020, five months behind schedule due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Kyodo) 


Nakahama elementary school in Yamamoto in Miyagi Prefecture is shown to the general public on Sept. 26, 2020, after conservation work was completed following the March 2011 earthquake-tsunami disaster that hit northeastern Japan. (Kyodo)
Candles are lit in Kiso in Nagano Prefecture, central Japan, on Sept. 27, 2020, in commemoration of the sixth anniversary of the Mt. Ontake eruption. The disaster killed 58 people, with another five people never found. (Kyodo)


Photo taken Sept. 28, 2020, from a Kyodo News helicopter shows Mt. Fuji, Japan's highest mountain straddling Yamanashi and Shizuoka prefectures, with its summit snowcapped for the first time this season. (Kyodo) 


Women take a selfie in front of Beauty and the Beast Castle at Tokyo Disneyland in Urayasu in Chiba Prefecture as a new area featuring the movie opens on Sept. 28, 2020. (Kyodo) 


A statue symbolizing the issue of so-called comfort women forced to work in Japanese wartime brothels is unveiled in Berlin on Sept. 28, 2020. The statue is aimed at informing the world about the long-running point of tension between South Korea and Japan. (Kyodo)


Kyushu Railway Co.'s new sightseeing train "36 plus 3" is unveiled to the media in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture, southwestern Japan, on Sept. 29, 2020. (Kyodo)
Sumo wrestler Shodai (2nd from L) accepts his promotion to the sport's second-highest rank of ozeki during a ceremony in Tokyo on Sept. 30, 2020. (Kyodo)
People wearing face masks stroll about Tokyo's Asakusa area on Oct. 1, 2020. Tokyo was added the same day to the Japanese government's "Go To Travel" subsidy program launched in July elsewhere in the country to boost tourism battered by the coronavirus pandemic. (Kyodo) 
Photo taken Oct. 1, 2020, shows the Tokyo Stock Exchange after all stock trading was suspended earlier in the day due to a system glitch. (Kyodo) 
An anti-government protester is held by a police officer in the populous shopping district of Causeway Bay on Hong Kong Island on Oct. 1, 2020, China's National Day. More than 80 people were arrested for taking part in unauthorized assemblies and other offenses. (Kyodo)



An annual ritual to open the doors of the treasure house in Shosoin repository is held in Nara, western Japan, on Oct. 2, 2020. Some of the treasures inside will be exhibited at the Annual Exhibition of Shosoin Treasures at Nara National Museum from Oct. 24, to Nov. 9. (Kyodo)

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