- Associated Press - Thursday, April 4, 2019

Dancers in traditional Korean “Hanbok” attire perform at the Royal Culture Festival at the Gyeongbok Palace in Seoul.

In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga unveils the name of the new emperor’s era called “Reiwa,” or “Beautiful Harmony,” which will come into force May 1 when Crown Prince Naruhito succeeds his father.

A massive wildfire burns in Goseong, South Korea, fanned by strong winds in a mountainous province that hosted the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.


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People in Tokyo enjoy blooming cherry blossoms along the Chidorigafuchi Imperial Palace moat.

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This gallery was curated by Associated Press photo editor Toru Takahashi in Tokyo.

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