Nao Kodaira of Japan hugs Sang-Hwa Lee of Korea after Kodaira beat Lee in the 500m speed skating finals. The two have finished within fractions of a second of each other for years and are constantly compared to one another.
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A man looks at an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, on Tuesday. Shares tumbled in Asia on Tuesday after a wild day for U.S. markets that resulted in the biggest drop in the Dow Jones industrial average in six and a half years.
Logan Paul, seen here last month, is being criticized for the way he handled a visit to Japan's Aokigahara forest, famous for its popularity among people who carry out suicide.
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Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga, stands outside an elementary school as he shows a picture of the window fallen from U.S. military helicopter onto the sports ground of the school in Ginowan, Okinawa, on Wednesday.
Akihiro Nikkaku (left), president of Japan's Toray Industries, appears at a news conference Tuesday in Tokyo. He said instances of falsified quality-assurance data did not compromise product safety.
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