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

Former Taisha train station, a historically important national asset, is lit up in the Shimane Prefecture city of Izumo, western Japan, on Oct. 17, 2020. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Rice terraces are lit up with LED lights in the Ishikawa Prefecture city of Wajima, central Japan, on Oct. 17, 2020. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Photo taken on Oct. 17, 2020, shows a planetarium show inside a Starflyer plane at Kitakyushu airport in southwestern Japan, demonstrated to the media ahead of its special planetarium flight for general passengers later in the day. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Photo taken Oct. 18, 2020, shows summer cypress that turned bright red at Hitachi Seaside Park in Hitachinaka in Ibaraki Prefecture, eastern Japan. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga (2nd from L) waves before boarding a plane with his wife Mariko (bowing) at Tokyo's Haneda airport on Oct. 18, 2020, ahead of a four-day visit to Vietnam and Indonesia. It is his first overseas trip since taking office the previous month. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
People stage an anti-government rally in Bangkok on Oct. 18, 2020, calling for political change and reform of the monarchy. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Photo taken from a Kyodo News helicopter on Oct. 18, 2020, shows colorful nets spread for seaweed farming in the Ariake Sea off Saga in southwestern Japan. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Photo taken in Yamanashi Prefecture, eastern Japan, on Oct. 19, 2020, shows the interior of the revised Linear Chuo Shinkansen, Central Japan Railway Co.'s new maglev bullet train service that will link Tokyo and Osaka at a speed of up to 500 kilometers per hour once completed. JR Central invited media for a test ride on the new train, the interior of which employs a bright design based on a white motif, with wider seats to ensure spacious comfort for each passenger. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Photo taken Oct. 19, 2020, shows "hanko" seals no longer in use by companies collected at a Tokyo temple for a "memorial service." Hanko seals -- traditionally used on administrative documents in Japan -- are being discarded due to growing digitalization among companies amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Students learn how to make Chinese tea at a vocational training school in Nyingchi in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China on Oct. 19, 2020. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
The year's first shipment of Beaujolais Nouveau arrives at Tokyo's Haneda airport on Oct. 22, 2020, about two weeks earlier than the average year, as the importer took quicker action in view of substantial flight cuts by coronavirus-hit airlines. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo


Photo taken in Tokyo on Oct. 23, 2020, shows Apple Inc.'s iPhone 12 Pro (L) and iPhone 12 with 5G high-speed network connectivity. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo


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