Kojima Akiko was crowned Miss Universe 1960. The first Japanese woman to hold that title.
Harry Potter books on display for sale, Japanese style.
The colonel gets into the spirit on Chldren's Day in Japan by dressing up samurai style.
Futabayam Sadaji (1912-1968) remains a magic name in sumo. The 35th Yokozuna, his record of 69 straight wins still stands. This is a picture of him after he won the summer tournament in 1936.
A top-ranking Japanese actress of the 1920s.
Picture of Dan McClintock, Yao Ming's American replacement, playing for the Shanghai Sharks against the Guangdong Southern Tigers, in Shanghai.
The San Francisco Seals were the first pro baseball team to come to Japan after WWII. This photo shows Lefty O'Doul posing with young fans. At his right is Mizuhara Shigeru, then manager of the Yomiuri Giants.