Vice President Pence and Japanese Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Taro Aso leave the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo on Tuesday. Pence said the U.S. and Japan had launched talks that could eventually result in a bilateral trade deal between the two economies.
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Firefighters carry a survivor they rescued from the site of an avalanche Monday in Nasu, Japan, as Self Defense Force personnel look on. Eight high school students are feared dead after an avalanche swept down on their mountain-climbing trip.
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On Feb. 13, people in Pyongyang watch a public broadcast regarding the Feb. 12 launch of a long-range ballistic missile at an undisclosed location — the first fired in Donald Trump's presidency. The U.N. Security Council on Feb. 13 unanimously condemned the missile test by North Korea.
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Director Seijun Suzuki, center, died last week at age 93. He's seen here with actors Zhang Ziyi, left, and Joe Odagiri, right, as they arrive for a screening at the Cannes film festival in 2005.
President Donald Trump speaks on the phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Oval Office on Saturday. It was one of five calls with foreign leaders Trump had scheduled for the day.
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Emperor Akihito, seen here with Empress Michiko during a state visit to the Philippines last year, could be allowed to abdicate if Japan's legislature changes the law governing the throne.
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Kiyoshi Kimura (center) poses with the Pacific bluefin tuna he won for about $632,000 at the Tsukiji fish market's annual New Year auction. The fish weighs about 466 pounds.