A naval band performs in a parade and then gives a concert at Tsuruma Park, Nagoya, to celebrate Japan's 2600th anniversary; the crowd gives three banzai cheers for Emperor Hirohito.
Underwater: manta rays, the most graceful swimmer in the Okinawa oceans
Drone shot: autumn at Onuma Quasi-National Park in Hokkaido
Amazing rocket launch moments in Japan
Festivals in Japan: Aomori Nebuta Festival
Underwater: northern sea lions flock to a tiny island