Here is a selection of Kyodo News photos taken this week in Japan and beyond.
A total of 579,658 paper cranes created by children and connected via a string are certified by Guinness World Records as the longest chain of connected origami cranes as they are measured at 15.58 kilometers at an event in Hiroshima, western Japan, on Sept. 24, 2022. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
People on Sept. 24, 2022, in Los Angeles, look at a roster listing over 120,000 Japanese Americans sent to internment camps during World War II after being considered "enemy aliens" in the United States. The list was completed 80 years after the signing of an Executive Order by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt in February 1942, two months after Japan's Pearl Harbor attack, which authorized the U.S. military to evict residents in specific areas. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Elementary school pupils and their parents pull a rope to tow a Boeing 767 aircraft, 55 meters long and weighing about 100 tons, at Narita airport near Tokyo on Sept. 25, 2022. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris signs her name on an "ema" prayer plaque with "enduring friendship between the Japanese and American people" written on it when she visits Tokyo's Zojoji temple after attending the state funeral of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sept. 27, 2022. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Photo taken at Tokyo's Zojoji temple on Sept. 27, 2022, shows an "ema" prayer plaque (C) signed by U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris during a visit the same day. Harris signed her name on the plaque that has "enduring friendship between the Japanese and American people" written on it after attending the state funeral of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo