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A Stunning Photographic Look at Japan 2019

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As the year comes to an end, we’re afforded several opportunities to reflect on the past 12 months. One of those opportunities is the Kansai Photojournalism Awards, which were announced this week. Exceptional photojournalism and videography from 2019 were recognized by the Kansai Photojournalism Association, which is made up of 76 news organizations with offices in the Kansai region.

Sankei staff photographer Kan Emori won top prize in the news category for his photograph of a fleet of shinkansen trains engulfed in glimmering muddy waters after Typhoon Hagibis devastated parts of the Kanto region in October. Asahi’s coverage of the tragic Kyoto Animation arson attack took the top prize. You can see both of these and more over at Spoon & Tamago via the link below.