Here is a selection of photos taken by Kyodo News photographers this week in Japan and beyond.
This composite photo shows Kohei Uchimura executing the Bretschneider (clockwise from bottom L) in the horizontal bar preliminary round at the national apparatus championships at Takasaki Arena in Gunma Prefecture, eastern Japan, on June 5, 2021, the final qualifying event for the Tokyo Olympics. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
A Tokyo Olympic torch relay runner is silhouetted during the torch relay on a road facing the Sea of Japan just after sunset in the Niigata Prefecture city of Murakami on June 5, 2021. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Photo taken from the Chinese border city of Dandong on June 6, 2021, shows a North Korean soldier patrolling on Hwanggumpyong Island in the Yalu River. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
A 2.5-meter-high balloon representing Kumamon, the official mascot of Japan's Kumamoto Prefecture, is on display on June 7, 2021, at a shopping complex in the suburbs of Shanghai. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
People wearing face masks amid the coronavirus pandemic walk at a crossing in Tokyo's Akihabara area on June 8, 2021, as temperatures exceeded 30C in the capital for the first time this year. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Students head to Ikeda Elementary School in the western Japan city of Ikeda, Osaka Prefecture, on June 8, 2021, the 20th anniversary of a stabbing rampage that killed eight students. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Grass puffers spawn near a beach in the western Japan city of Kobe on June 9, 2021. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Copies of the 34th and final volume of the smash-hit Japanese manga series "Attack on Titan" (Shingeki no Kyojin) by Hajime Isayama are lined up on bookshelves at a store in Tokyo on June 9, 2021, as it went on sale the same day. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force personnel conduct a drill for a potential accident at a chemical plant at a garrison in the central Japan city of Nagoya on June 10, 2021. About 60 GSDF members belonging to a special unit tasked with dealing with nuclear, biological and chemical weapons took part in the drill, conducted based on the scenario of a leak of massive amounts of chemical substances from a chemical plant. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
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Japan and beyond: Week in Photos - May 29~June 4
Japan and beyond: Week in Photos - May 22~28
Japan and beyond: Week in Photos - May 15~21
Japan and beyond: Week in Photos - May 8~14