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

Hoshoryu (R) beats Tsurugisho on the 14th day of the 15-day Summer Grand Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo on May 27, 2023. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

A Toyota racing car powered by liquid hydrogen competes in a 24-hour endurance race at Fuji Speedway in Oyama in Shizuoka Prefecture, central Japan, on May 27, 2023. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Cosplayers clean a street in Osaka's Dotonbori area on May 27, 2023. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
People take photos of China's first domestically produced C919 passenger jet, on its maiden commercial flight, at a park near Beijing Capital International Airport on May 28, 2023. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Hydrangeas bloom in the rain in the central Japan city of Nagoya on May 29, 2023. The Japan Meteorological Agency announced the same day that the rainy season had apparently started in the northern Kyushu, Shikoku, Chugoku, Kinki and Tokai regions. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Supporters of same-sex marriage rejoice on May 30, 2023, after the Nagoya District Court in central Japan ruled that the lack of legal recognition of such marriage is unconstitutional. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Three Chinese astronauts wave before boarding the Shenzhou-16 spacecraft at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the Chinese province of Gansu on May 30, 2023. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
A Long March-2F rocket carrying the Shenzhou-16 spacecraft with three astronauts aboard takes off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the Chinese province of Gansu on May 30, 2023. China sent the astronauts to its Tiangong space station to replace three others who have been in orbit since November 2022. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Kiribayama (C), holding a card revealing his new ring name Kirishima, gets a kiss on each cheek from his parents after a ceremony at which he accepted promotion to sumo's second-highest rank of ozeki at his Michinoku stable in Tokyo on May 31, 2023. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
People watch news on a TV screen at Seoul Station in South Korea on May 31, 2023, after North Korea fired what it claims to be a rocket carrying a spy satellite. (Kyodo)
Photo taken June 1, 2023, shows a Kyiv apartment partially damaged by a missile attack by Russia. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels places a samurai warrior helmet on teammate Brandon Drury's head in celebration of his home run in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park in Houston on June 1, 2023. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Whales have their teeth brushed at the Taiji Whale Museum in the western Japan town of Taiji, Wakayama Prefecture, on June 1, 2023, during the facility's annual event to raise awareness of dental health. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

Shogi prodigy Sota Fujii (R) reviews Game 5 of the best-of-seven Meijin series against Akira Watanabe after clinching the prestigious title at a traditional Japanese inn in Takayama, Nagano Prefecture, central Japan, on June 1, 2023. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

Shogi player Sota Fujii attends a press conference in Takayama in Nagano Prefecture, central Japan, on June 2, 2023, a day after clinching the most prestigious and oldest title in a best-of-seven series against Akira Watanabe. The 20-year-old became the second player in the board game's history to hold seven titles simultaneously, after Yoshiharu Habu in 1996, and also became the youngest Meijin title holder, breaking the previous record of 21 years and two months set by Koji Tanigawa in 1983. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

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Japan and beyond: Week in Photos - May 20~26

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Japan and beyond: Week in Photos - April 29~May 5