Worldview: Japan daily life

Worldview: Japan daily life
Two women with Japanese traditional clothing or kimono stroll to see cherry blossom at Sumida Park near Tokyo Skytree skyscraper in the background in Tokyo, Saturday, March 29, 2014. Tens of thousands of admirers will be expected to show up at the park to enjoy the white pink blossoms. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Two women with Japanese traditional clothing or kimono stroll to see cherry blossom at Sumida Park near Tokyo Skytree skyscraper in the background in Tokyo, Saturday, March 29, 2014. Tens of thousands of admirers will be expected to show up at the park to enjoy the white pink blossoms. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

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A man braves to splash cold water over himself as other participants watch during a purification ceremony at the Kanda Myojin shrine in Tokyo, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011.(AP Photo/Junji Kurokawa)
A man braves to splash cold water over himself as other participants watch during a purification ceremony at the Kanda Myojin shrine in Tokyo, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011.(AP Photo/Junji Kurokawa)

A man braves to splash cold water over himself as other participants watch during a purification ceremony at the Kanda Myojin shrine in Tokyo, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011.(AP Photo/Junji Kurokawa)

A young boy acting as an old woman performs during a show of an amateur children kabuki theatrical company in Tokyo, Saturday, March 29, 2014. Kabuki is a Japanese classical theater performance and a male kabuki actor performs as an "onnagata" female impersonator. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
A young boy acting as an old woman performs during a show of an amateur children kabuki theatrical company in Tokyo, Saturday, March 29, 2014. Kabuki is a Japanese classical theater performance and a male kabuki actor performs as an "onnagata" female impersonator. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

A young boy acting as an old woman performs during a show of an amateur children kabuki theatrical company in Tokyo, Saturday, March 29, 2014. Kabuki is a Japanese classical theater performance and a male kabuki actor performs as an "onnagata" female impersonator.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

A couple and their dog rest on a bench at a park in Tokyo Tuesday, May 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
A couple and their dog rest on a bench at a park in Tokyo Tuesday, May 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

A couple and their dog rest on a bench at a park in Tokyo Tuesday, May 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

Contestants perform at the Japan International 2011 Dancing Championships in Tokyo, Sunday, June 12, 2011.(AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)
Contestants perform at the Japan International 2011 Dancing Championships in Tokyo, Sunday, June 12, 2011.(AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)

Contestants perform at the Japan International 2011 Dancing Championships in Tokyo, Sunday, June 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)

A Japanese snow monkey relaxes in a hot spring in the Jigokudani valley in northern Nagano Prefecture in Japan Friday, Feb 10, 2012. The macaques descend from the forests to the warm waters of the hot springs in the mornings, and return to the security of the forests in the evenings. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
A Japanese snow monkey relaxes in a hot spring in the Jigokudani valley in northern Nagano Prefecture in Japan Friday, Feb 10, 2012. The macaques descend from the forests to the warm waters of the hot springs in the mornings, and return to the security of the forests in the evenings. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

A Japanese snow monkey relaxes in a hot spring in the Jigokudani valley in northern Nagano Prefecture in Japan Friday, Feb 10, 2012. The macaques descend from the forests to the warm waters of the hot springs in the mornings, and return to the security of the forests in the evenings. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

The party of pilgrims walk at Sensoji Buddhist temple at Asakusa district, in Tokyo, Monday, April 14, 2014. Asakusa is an old town in the capital that draws many tourists from across the world. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
The party of pilgrims walk at Sensoji Buddhist temple at Asakusa district, in Tokyo, Monday, April 14, 2014. Asakusa is an old town in the capital that draws many tourists from across the world. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

The party of pilgrims walk at Sensoji Buddhist temple at Asakusa district, in Tokyo, Monday, April 14, 2014. Asakusa is an old town in the capital that draws many tourists from across the world.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Yuto Ono, 3, sitting on his father's shoulders goes through a field of sunflowers at a park in Zama, west of Tokyo, Friday, Aug. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)
Yuto Ono, 3, sitting on his father's shoulders goes through a field of sunflowers at a park in Zama, west of Tokyo, Friday, Aug. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)

Yuto Ono, 3, sitting on his father's shoulders goes through a field of sunflowers at a park in Zama, west of Tokyo, Friday, Aug. 17, 2012.(AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)

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A girl wearing kimono poses for her father at a festival to celebrate children's growth and pray for their future well-being, at Meiji Jingu in Tokyo, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)

 

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