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

Japanese Prince Hisahito visits Ise Jingu shrine in the Mie Prefecture city of Ise on Oct. 1, 2022. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
People crowd East Nanjing Road in Shanghai on Oct. 1, 2022, the People's Republic of China's "National Day" marking the founding of the nation 73 years ago. China's weeklong holiday kicked off the same day. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Rui Hachimura (L) flies through the air for a shot in the second preseason game between the Washington Wizards and the Golden State Warriors at Saitama Super Arena near Tokyo on Oct. 2, 2022. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Visitors walk past a field of cockscomb flowers, also known as keito, in bloom at Musashi Kyuryo National Government Park in Namegawa, Saitama Prefecture in eastern Japan, on Oct. 2, 2022. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Orix Buffaloes players toss manager Satoshi Nakajima in the air after winning the Pacific League pennant at Rakuten Seimei Park Miyagi in the northeastern Japan city of Sendai on Oct. 2, 2022. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Photo taken on Oct. 4, 2022, shows an artwork called "Pumpkin" by renowned contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama after its restoration in Naoshima, Kagawa Prefecture, western Japan. The sculpture was damaged after being swept into the sea by high winds in a typhoon in August 2021. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
A roadside screen in Tokyo on Oct. 4, 2022, shows a news report on North Korea's launch of a ballistic missile over the Japanese archipelago for the first time in five years. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Television screens in Tokyo show a J-alert the Japanese government issued on the morning of Oct. 4, 2022, after North Korea fired a ballistic missile which appears to have flown over Japan. The government urged residents in Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido and the country's northeastern prefecture of Aomori to stay indoors. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
People offer flowers at the monument for Arema FC in Malang in Indonesia's East Java Province on Oct. 4, 2022, three days after 125 people were killed in a crowd stampede at a soccer match there. The stampede occurred following an eruption of violence after rival team Persebaya from the provincial capital of Surabaya beat Arema FC from Malang on Oct. 1, prompting a number of angry Arema supporters to invade the pitch and chase after Persebaya players and officials. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Pitcher Shohei Ohtani (R) and catcher Max Stassi bump fists after the fifth inning of the Los Angeles Angels' regular-season finale against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California, on Oct. 5, 2022. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Combined photo shows baseball fans in the stands holding up signs to show their support for Shohei Ohtani in the Los Angeles Angels' regular-season finale at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California, on Oct. 5, 2022. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Japan Ground Self-Defense Force personnel take part in a joint drill with the U.S. Marine Corps at an exercise ground in Shikaoi on the northernmost Japanese main island of Hokkaido on Oct. 6, 2022. The drill for the defense of Japan's remote islands was open to the media. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
French author Annie Ernaux speaks at a press conference in Paris on Oct. 6, 2022, after winning the year's Nobel Prize in Literature. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Japan's Mina Tanaka (11) scores from the penalty spot in the second half of an international women's soccer friendly against Nigeria on Oct. 6, 2022, at Noevir Stadium in Kobe, western Japan. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

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Japan and beyond: Week in Photos - Sept. 24~30

Japan and beyond: Week in Photos - Sept. 17~23

Japan and beyond: Week in Photos - Sept. 10~16

Japan and beyond: Week in Photos - Sept. 3~9