Here is a selection of Kyodo News photos taken this week in Japan and beyond.

The year's first shipment of Beaujolais Nouveau arrives at Tokyo's Haneda airport on Oct. 23, 2021. The French wine will be released on Nov. 18. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Mai Murakami of Japan competes in the women's floor exercise final on the last day of the artistic gymnastics world championships on Oct. 24, 2021, at Kitakyushu General Gymnasium in Kitakyushu in Fukuoka Prefecture, southwestern Japan. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Hideki Matsuyama of Japan celebrates after winning the Zozo Championship golf tournament, a U.S. PGA Tour event, on Oct. 24, 2021, at Narashino Country Club in Inzai in Chiba Prefecture, eastern Japan. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Visitors to Tokyo Disneyland in Urayasu near Tokyo pose for a photo during a Halloween event on Oct. 25, 2021. The event was canceled last year due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels poses during a press conference in Houston, Texas, on Oct. 26, 2021, after Major League Baseball Commissioner Robert Manfred (R) named him as the 16th recipient of the Commissioner's Historic Achievement Award for his unprecedented two-way performance in the 2021 season. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Photo taken Oct. 26, 2021, in the northeastern Japan city of Hirosaki shows specially cultivated apples that carry pictures of French President Emmanuel Macron and others. About 100 apples were sent to France from Hirosaki-based Sato Fukuroten Co. this year. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Japanese Princess Mako (in car) leaves her family's residence in the Akasaka Estate in Tokyo on Oct. 26, 2021, with her parents Crown Prince Fumihito and Crown Princess Kiko and her younger sister, Princess Kako, seeing her off. The Imperial Household Agency submitted legal paperwork the same day to register the marriage of Princess Mako and her commoner boyfriend Kei Komuro. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Former Japanese princess Mako, a niece of Emperor Naruhito, and her husband Kei Komuro front the press at a Tokyo hotel on Oct. 26, 2021, following their marriage earlier in the day. She became Mako Komuro under a family registry with Komuro. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
An H-2A rocket is launched from the Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima Prefecture, southwestern Japan, on Oct. 26, 2021. The rocket carries a successor to Japan's aging quasi-zenith satellite, which has been working to provide accurate global positioning data for services such as autonomous driving cars and flying drones. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
People listen to a politician making a stump speech in Tokyo on Oct. 27, 2021, ahead of a general election on Oct. 31. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Operations of a swan-shaped sightseeing boat, called Hakucho Maru, resume at Lake Inawashiro in the Fukushima Prefecture town of Inawashiro, northeastern Japan, on Oct. 29, 2021, under a new operating company after its predecessor went bankrupt amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

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