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

A shogi board game with humans acting as shogi pieces is played on April 17, 2022, in the northeastern Japanese city of Tendo in Yamagata Prefecture, the largest producer in Japan of shogi pieces. The human shogi pieces, clad in samurai armor or kimono costumes, moved on a 15-meter-by-15-meter shogi board under instructions from two professional shogi players. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Photo shows a damaged car service facility in Lviv on April 18, 2022, amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The western Ukrainian city has been hit by missile strikes, regional governor Maksym Kozystkiy said. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Photo taken on April 19, 2022, shows a Takamatsu-Kotohira Electric Railroad Co. train painted in the yellow and blue colors of the Ukrainian national flag in the Kagawa Prefecture city of Takamatsu, western Japan, amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Jose Ramos-Horta, East Timor's president from 2007 to 2012 and a candidate for the 2022 presidential election, shows his inked finger in Dili, East Timor, on April 19, 2022, after casting his vote in a runoff against incumbent President Francisco "Lu Olo" Guterres. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Photo taken April 19, 2022, shows nemophila flowers blooming at Hitachi Seaside Park in Hitachinaka, Ibaraki Prefecture, eastern Japan. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Financial data screens show the U.S. dollar climbing into the 129 yen zone for the first time in 20 years on April 20, 2022, in Tokyo. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Dancers perform in celebration of the start of Rio de Janeiro's world-famous Carnival in the Brazilian city on April 20, 2022. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Japanese Crown Prince Fumihito and Crown Princess Kiko visit Ise Jingu shrine in the Mie Prefecture city of Ise on April 21, 2022. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Photo taken at Tokyo's Yasukuni shrine on April 21, 2022, shows a ritual offering sent by Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida earlier in the day. The Shinto shrine is seen by China and South Korea as a symbol of Japan's past militarism as it honors convicted war criminals along with more than 2.4 million war dead. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

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Japan and beyond: Week in Photos - April 9~15

Japan and beyond: Week in Photos - April 2~8

Japan and beyond: Week in Photos - March 26~April 1

Japan and beyond: Week in Photos - March 19~25