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

Visitors walk in the rain on a street adorned with Chinese lanterns in the southwestern Japan city of Nagasaki on Jan. 22, 2023. The Nagasaki Lantern Festival started the same day to coincide with the start of the Lunar New Year. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Ozeki Takakeisho (C) holds the Emperor's Cup during a ceremony held after his win in the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Jan. 22, 2023, at Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan. (Pool photo)(Kyodo) ==Kyodo
A woman takes a photo of her child in front of a "Slam Dunk" poster at a movie theater in Seoul on Jan. 23, 2023. The manga-to-film adaptation of Takehiko Inoue's 1990s sports anime series has drawn more than 1 million moviegoers in South Korea in the two weeks since its release. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
New Los Angeles Lakers forward Rui Hachimura (L) holds a press conference on Jan. 24, 2023, in Los Angeles. (Kyodo)
Japanese monkeys snuggle to keep warm at a zoo in Tonosho in Kagawa Prefecture, western Japan, on Jan. 24, 2023. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
People walk with umbrellas as it snows in Kyoto, western Japan, on Jan. 24, 2023. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Photo taken in Tokyo on Jan. 25, 2023, shows "hina" traditional Japanese dolls unveiled by doll maker Kyugetsu Co., featuring Yakult Swallows slugger Munetaka Murakami (bottom R), figure skater Kaori Sakamoto (bottom L), competitive swimmer Rikako Ikee (upper R), judoka Uta Abe (upper C) and table tennis player Mima Ito (upper L). (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
An outdoor thermometer shows the temperature at minus 25 C in the Hokkaido town of Rikubetsu, northern Japan, on the morning of Jan. 25, 2023. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
A woman tries to remove snow on a street in the western Japan city of Kyoto on Jan. 25, 2023. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

A thermometer shows the temperature below 0 C near JR Shimbashi Station in Tokyo on the morning of Jan. 25, 2023. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Photo taken on Jan. 25, 2023, shows the Tomio-Maruyama tomb mound in the western Japan city of Nara after an archaeological dig was conducted. The largest bronze mirror and largest "dako" iron sword ever found in Japan were excavated from the tumulus, the city's board of education and an archeological institute that supported the project said the same day. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Monks and firefighters participate in a fire hose exercise during an annual drill at World Heritage-listed Horyuji Temple in the Nara Prefecture town of Ikaruga, western Japan, on Jan. 26, 2023. Jan. 26 was designated in 1955 as a day to raise awareness of protecting cultural assets from fire after one of the temple buildings burned down on Jan. 26, 1949. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Photo taken on Jan. 26, 2023, in the Shiga Prefecture city of Kusatsu, western Japan, shows icicles formed in trees on the shore of Lake Biwa. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

Manager Hideki Kuriyama announces remaining 18 players to be added to Japan's World Baseball Classic 30-member roster at a press conference in Tokyo on Jan. 26, 2023, including new Boston Red Sox outfielder Masataka Yoshida and St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Lars Nootbaar. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
U.S. soldiers hold a U.S. flag during an opening ceremony for Camp Blaz, the new Marine Corps base on the U.S. island territory of Guam, on Jan. 26, 2023. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Defending champion Mima Ito plays against Hiyori Okazaki in the women's singles fourth round at the table tennis national championships in Tokyo on Jan. 26, 2023. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
An H2A rocket carrying a government intelligence-gathering radar satellite lifts off from the Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima Prefecture, southwestern Japan, on Jan. 26, 2023. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

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Japan and beyond: Week in Photos - Jan. 14~20

Japan and beyond: Week in Photos - Jan. 7~13

Japan and beyond: Week in Photos - Dec. 31~Jan. 6

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