Aerial shot of the Giant Tug-of-War, which is an annual event held in Naha, Okinawa.
The giant straw rope used for the event, is 200 meters in length and 43 tons in weight, and holds a Guinness Book of World Records. Up to 15,000 participants pull the side ropes attached to the giant rope.
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