Here is a selection of photos taken by Kyodo News photographers in Japan and beyond this week.
Kosuke Hagino (top) competes on his way to winning the Japan Open men's 200-meter individual medley final at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre on Feb. 6, 2021. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Hina dolls are pictured in the Tottori Prefecture town of Hino, western Japan, on Feb. 6, 2021. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Former New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka throws in the bullpen during the Rakuten Eagles' spring training in the Okinawa Prefecture town of Kin, southern Japan, on Feb. 7, 2021. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
An amateur band in Kamaishi, a northeastern Japan city hit hard by the March 2011 earthquake-tsunami disaster, performs during a memorial concert facing the affected bay on Feb. 7, 2021, ahead of the 10th anniversary of the disaster. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
A financial board in Tokyo shows on Feb. 8, 2021, the 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average ending up 609.31 points, or 2.12 percent, from the previous trading day at 29,388.50, its highest close in 30 and a half years. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
A man walks in Pyongyang on Feb. 8, 2021, with a signboard behind him celebrating the 73rd anniversary of the foundation of the Korean People's Army, the North Korean military. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Kumamon (R), official mascot of the southwestern Japan prefecture of Kumamoto, is pictured during a press conference at the prefectural government headquarters in Kumamoto on Feb. 9, 2021. The prefecture announced the same day that sales of products using the image of Kumamon reached 169.8 billion yen ($1.6 billion) in 2020, a record high for the ninth year in a row. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Students of Uwajima Fisheries High School in Ehime Prefecture, western Japan, offer flowers on Feb. 10, 2021, at a monument to victims of a fatal collision between the school's training boat Ehime Maru and a U.S. nuclear submarine off Hawaii in 2001. The school held a memorial ceremony to mark the 20th anniversary of the collision, which claimed the lives of four students, two teachers and three crew members. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Female members of the National Confederation of Trade Unions, known as Zenroren, hold a banner calling for the resignation of Yoshiro Mori, head of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee whose sexist remarks sparked outrage in Japan and abroad, in Tokyo on Feb. 10, 2021. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Kojiro Shiraishi of Japan celebrates in Les Sables d'Olonne, France, on Feb. 11, 2021, as he completes the Vendee Globe solo non-stop around-the-world sailing race, becoming the first Asian skipper to achieve the feat. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
The main hall of Zenko-ji temple in Nagano, central Japan, is lit in red on Feb. 11, 2021. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
A masked statue is pictured in Shanghai on Feb. 11, 2021, as the weeklong Lunar New Year holidays begin in China amid concern over novel coronavirus infections. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
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Japan and beyond: Week in Photos - January 30~February 5
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