The launching of H2A, H2B and Epsilon type rockets from JAXA's Tanegashima Space Center and Uchinoura Space Center, both located in Kagoshima prefecture.
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