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

Visitors take photos of cherry blossoms in bloom around a five-story pagoda with Mt. Fuji in the background at a park in Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi Prefecture, on April 10, 2022. (Kyodo)


Seiya Suzuki of the Chicago Cubs hits a three-run home run in the first inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers on April 10, 2022, at Wrigley Field in Chicago, the first homer of his major league career. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo


Composite photo shows Roki Sasaki of the Lotte Marines pitching against the Orix Buffaloes in a Pacific League baseball game at Zozo Marine Stadium in Chiba, Japan, on April 10, 2022. Sasaki threw a perfect game. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo



Barricades are seen near the Independence Square in Kyiv on April 10, 2022, after Russian troops completed their withdrawal from around the Ukrainian capital. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo


Photo taken on April 12, 2022, shows a destroyed building in Bucha near Ukraine’s capital Kyiv following Russian attacks. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo


Speed skater Nao Kodaira, who won the gold medal in the women’s 500 meters at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, tells a press conference in Nagano, central Japan, on April 12, 2022 that she plans to end her competitive career with a race in Nagano in October. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo



A woman lights a lantern at temporary housing in the Kumamoto Prefecture town of Mashiki on April 14, 2022, the sixth anniversary of two devastating earthquakes in the southwestern Japan prefecture. A total of 276 people were killed in Kumamoto and Oita prefectures in the quakes on April 14 and 16, 2016. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo



A bullet train runs in the Miyagi Prefecture city of Shiroishi, northeastern Japan, on April 14, 2022. East Japan Railway Co. resumed services on the entire Tohoku Shinkansen line the same day, nearly a month after a powerful earthquake hit the country’s northeast and derailed a train. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo


Tourists visit the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route on April 15, 2022, as the snow-walled mountain road in Tateyama, Toyama Prefecture, fully reopened to traffic after its wintertime closure. The scenic road in central Japan connects Toyama and Nagano prefectures. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

Related coverage:

Japan and beyond: Week in Photos – April 2~8

Japan and beyond: Week in Photos – March 26~April 1

Japan and beyond: Week in Photos – March 19~25

Japan and beyond: Week in Photos – March 12~18


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