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A collection of nearly 300 images captured by renowned photographer Akihiko Okamura are on display at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, chronicling a career that drew international attention following his critically acclaimed coverage of the Vietnam War over half a century ago.

Okamura, a former medical student, began his career as a photojournalist in 1962 while working in Thailand. Then 33, he had drifted through a wide variety of different jobs, including work as a clerical assistant at a monastery and as a rights activist for Japan’s socially ostracized “burakumin” communities.

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