Sunday, June 12, 2016

Pictures of the Week (Jun. 4 - Jun. 10)

Anti-racists Demonstrate Against Hate Demonstration in Shibuya
Tokyo, Japan - An anti-racist protester faces off an police officer during an anti-foreign demonstration in Shibuya ward on June 05, 2016. A group of anti-foreign protestors took the streets of Shibuya shopping area clashing with anti-racist critics, hours after both groups faced off in Kawasaki city. Japan recently enacted its first-ever anti-hate speech law and an earlier anti-Korean demonstration planned for Kawasaki was banned from using the city's public spaces. (Photo by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO)

Tokyo governor Masuzoe announces the results of investigation into his fund scandal
Tokyo, Japan - Tokyo governor Yoichi Masuzoe attends a press conference along with his attorney to announce the results of an investigation into his office's use of political funds on June 6, 2016. Masuzoe has been accused of spending public funds on personal projects and also of traveling and entertaining in luxury. (Photo by Yohei Osada/AFLO)

Suzuki Motor CEO to resign over improper fuel economy tests
Tokyo, Japan - Japan's automaker Suzuki Motor chairman Osamu Suzuki (C) speaks at a press conference in Tokyo on Wednesday, June 8, 2016. Honda will resign his post while Osamu Suzuki will resign his CEO post of the company to take responsibility for the company's improper in fuel consumption on the company's vehicles after shareholders' meeting in this month. (Photo by Yoshio Tsunoda/AFLO)

Alexander Skarsgard in Tokyo to promote Tarzan
Tokyo, Japan - Swedish actor Alexander Skarsgard and comedian Natsuko Yokosawa attend a promotional event for his movie The Legend of Tarzan in Tokyo's Shinjuku district on June 9, 2016. The movie which co-stars Margot Robbie and Christoph Waltz opens July 30 in Japan. (Photo by Naho Yoshizawa/AFLO)

Tokyo Toy Show 2016
Tokyo, Japan - A woman inside the jaws of a dinosaur in the stand of Takara Tomy at the International Tokyo Toy Show 2016 at Tokyo Big Sight on June 9, 2016.. Japan's largest trade show for toy makers attracts buyers and collectors by introducing the latest products from different toymakers from Japan and overseas. (Photo by Alessandro Di Ciommo/AFLO)

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Pictures of the Week (May 21 - May 27)

Tokyo Marches Against Monsanto
Tokyo, Japan - Protesters march through the streets of Ginza during a World March Against Monsanto on May 21, 2016. Marches and rallies against Monsanto, a biotechnology company that develops genetically modified organisms (GMO) to create food and seeds were held in dozens of countries as part of a global campaign to highlight the dangers of genetically engineered foods. (Photo by Alessandro Di Ciommo/AFLO)

The 58th East Japan Industrial Athletics Championship
Saitama, Japan - Kota Minemura in action during the 58th East Japan Industrial Athletics Championship, Men's Long Jump Final at Kumagaya Sports Culture Park Athletics Stadium, May 22, 2016. (Photo by Sho Tamura/AFLO SPORT)

Tokyo waiters compete in beer tray race
Tokyo, Japan - Japanese waiter Daisuke Sonoda (C) carries a glass of beer on a tray en route to win the "garcon carry race" in Tokyo on Sunday, May 22, 2016 as a part of "Aperitif 365" event. Some 46 waiters from restaurants and cafes participated the beer carry race vying for the first prize of 300,000 yen, sponsored by French beer Kronenbourg. (Photo by Yoshio Tsunoda/AFLO)

AQIT Swimming Training Facilities Open Press Event
Tokyo, Japan - Ryosuke Irie of Japan national swimming team opens his practice session to the media at AQIT, May 25, 2016. The new state of the art training facility operated by Itoman opened on May 24, 2016 and aims to support Japan swimming in the build up to Tokyo 2020. (Photo by Yohei Osada/AFLO SPORT)

US President Barack Obama lays a wreath in front of the monument at the Hiroshima Peace Park during President Obama's historic visit to the city on May 27, 2016.  Photo by DUITS/AFLO
Hiroshima, Japan - US President Barack Obama lays a wreath in front of the monument at the Hiroshima Peace Park during President Obama's historic visit to the city on May 27, 2016. (Photo by DUITS/AFLO)

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Pictures of the Week (May 14 – May 20)

Zombie Walk takes place in Tokyo's Yoyogi Park
Tokyo, Japan - Participants take part in a "zombie walk" at Tokyo's Yoyogi park on Saturday, May 14, 2016. Zombie maniacs flocked to the park for an annual gathering, dressing in bloodstained costumes with grisl gore makeup. (Photo by Yoshio Tsunoda/AFLO)

Design Festa Vol 43
Tokyo, Japan - The 43rd Design Festa, the single largest art festival in Asia, kicks off in Tokyo on Saturday, May 14, 2016, Tokyo, Japan. Over 12,000 artists exhibit, buy, and sell their work during the biannual event which is considered to be Asia's single largest art and performance festival. Over 60,000 visitors are anticipated at the event held on May 14 and 15 at Tokyo Big Sight. (Photo by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO)

G7 Science and Technology Ministers' Meeting
Tsukuba, Japan - Britain's Government Chief Science Adviser Mark Walport (C) enjoys to drive Honda's personal mobility Uni-Cub beta after a photo session of the G7 Science and Technology Ministers' Meeting in Tsukuba, suburban Tokyo on Monday, May 16, 2016. G7 science and technology ministers started a two-day session for the scientific challenges such as health, energy, agriculture and the environment. (Photo by Yoshio Tsunoda/AFLO)

AFC Champions League 2016 - Round of 16 : Urawa Reds - FC Seoul
Saitama, Japan - (U to D) Ryota Moriwaki and Tomoaki Makino (Reds) do stretching exercises before the AFC Champions League 2016 Round 16 between Urawa Reds 1-0 FC Seoul at Saitama Stadium 2002, May 18, 2016. (Photo by YUTAKA/AFLO SPORT)

Suzuki Motors admits to false fuel-consumption data
Tokyo, Japan - Suzuki Motor Corp's Chairman and CEO Osamu Suzuki explains its fuel consumption fraud measure from 2010 during a press conference at the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, May 18, 2016. (Photo by Motoo Naka/AFLO)

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Pictures of the Week (May 7 – May 13)

Tom Felton promotes his movie ''Risen'' in Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan - British actor Tom Felton poses for the cameras with his fans during a stage greeting for his film "Risen" on May 6, 2016. Felton was in good spirits and happy to answer questions from fans and media. The film hits theaters across Japan on May 28. Felton will be attending Hollywood Collectors Convention on May 7 and 8. (Photo by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO)

Tokyo Rainbow Pride 2016
Tokyo, Japan - Tokyo Rainbow Pride parade celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) culture in Tokyo's trendy Shibuya district, Japan on May 8, 2016. According to the organizers, some 70,000 people participated in the fair and parade. (Photo by DUITS/AFLO)

Softbank profits up for FY 2015
Tokyo, Japan - Japan's telecommunication giant SoftBank president Masayoshi Son announces the company's financial result ended March 31 in Tokyo on Tuesday, May 10, 2016. SoftBank posted operating profit of 999.5 billion yen from 918.7 billion yen of previous year. (Photo by Yoshio Tsunoda/AFLO)

Nissan to buy 34% stake in MMC for 237 billion yen
Yokohama, Japan - Nissan Motor Corp. chief executive officer Carlos Ghosn pats the back of Mitsubishi Motors Corp. chairman and chief executive officer Osamu Masuko after a news conference in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, Japan, May 12, 2016. (Photo by Takeshi Sumikura/AFLO)

Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe who is under fire over his expense speaks at Tokyo Metropolitan government office
Tokyo, Japan - Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe bows his head at a press conference at his Tokyo Metropolitan government office in Tokyo on Friday, May 13, 2016. Masuzoe is now under fire on his political expenses. (Photo by Yoshio Tsunoda/AFLO)

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Pictures of the Week (Apr. 9 - Apr. 15)

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hosts cherry blossom party
Tokyo, Japan - Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (C) poses for photographs with members of Japanese idol group Momoiro Clover Z and other Japanese show business talents during a cherry blossoms viewing party at Shinjuku Gyoen park, April 9, 2016. (Photo by AFLO)

Penguin Bar in Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan - Customers take pictures of penguins at the Penguin Bar in Ikebukuro on April 11, 2016. The store which opened in 2013 allows customers to interact with live penguins and even feed them. The bar offers original drinks such as a "Penguin Bar Original Frozen Cocktail" for 1,000 Japanese yen ($9.25 USD) and various kinds of Penguin-shaped foods. According to the staff, the bar has become a popular tourist spot among foreign visitors. The first Penguin Bar opened in Okinawa 10 years ago. (Photo by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO)

Ariana Grande arrives in Japan
Chiba, Japan - American singer and actress Ariana Grande greets fans upon her arrival at Tokyo International Airport on April 11, 2016. Grande was happy to greet fans, pose for a few pictures and sign autographs. She is in Japan to promote her third album Dangerous Woman, which will be released here on May 20. (Photo by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO)

1st Grand Sumo Tournament Kawasaki Furusato Basho
Kawasaki, Japan - Homarefuji in action during the 1st Grand Sumo Tournament Kawasaki Furusato Basho, April 13. 2016. (Photo by Sho Tamura/AFLO SPORT)

Swimming : Japan national team training session
Tokyo, Japan - (L-R) Naito Ehara, Chihiro Igarashi, Tomomi Aoki, Yuki Kobori, Rikako Ikee, Kosuke Hagino, and Takeshi Matsuda is seen during the Japan national swimming team training session in Tokyo, April 14, 2016. (Photo by Sho Tamura/AFLO SPORT)

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Pictures of the Week (Mar. 26 - Apr. 1)

Anime Japan 2016
Tokyo, Japan – Cosplayers pose for a picture during Anime Japan 2016 on March 26, 2016. Anime Japan 2016 brings together all aspects of the”anime” industry offering an opportunity for visitors get close to creators, voice actors, idol groups, and cosplayers, and to learn about the industry. This is the second year that the exhibition is being held at Tokyo Big Sight. (Photo by Alessandro Di Ciommo/AFLO)

Shibuya Samurai Street Litter Patrol
Tokyo, Japan – Samurai street cleaners in the popular Shibuya district on March 27, 2016. This group of young Japanese want to set a good example and educate passersby by keeping one of the world's busiest shopping districts clean. (Photo by Alessandro Di Ciommo/AFLO)

A man strolling through Yoyogi Park is seen through cherry blossoms.
Tokyo, Japan – A man strolling through Yoyogi Park is seen through cherry blossoms, March 29, 2016. (Photo by Yuriko Nakao/AFLO)

The 70th All Japan Artistic Gymnastics Individual All-Around Championship
Tokyo, Japan - Daisuke Suzuki in action during the 70th All Japan Artistic Gymnastics Individual All-Around Championship Men's Qualification Horizontal Bar at 1st Yoyogi Gymnasium, April 1, 2016. (Photo by Yohei Osada/AFLO SPORT)

JAL takes on 1,460 new staff for new business year
Tokyo, Japan – Japan Airlines (JAL) newly hired employees fly their paper planes with their wishes as they attend the entrance ceremony at the JAL hanger at Tokyo's Haneda airport on Friday, April 1, 2016. JAL hired a total of 1,460 employees for the airlines group companies. (Photo by Yoshio Tsunoda/AFLO)

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Pictures of the Week (Mar. 19 – Mar. 26)

Room Japan Premiere
Tokyo, Japan - (L to R) Canadian child actor Jacob Tremblay and American actress Brie Larson attend the Japanese premiere for the film "Room" on March 21, 2016. Brie Larson won the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her role in Room and the film was also nominated for Best Motion Picture, Best Achievement in Directing, and Best Adapted Screenplay. (Photo by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO)

The Revenant Japan Premiere
Tokyo, Japan – American actor Leonardo DiCaprio greets to the audience during the Japan premiere for the film The Revenant at Roppongi Hills on March 23, 2016. DiCaprio won the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for The Revenant and the film also took the Academy Awards for Best Achievement in Directing and Best Achievement in Cinematography, as well as being nominated in 9 other categories. (Photo by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO)

SoftBank Japan opens a phone store staffed entirely by robots in the upmarket Omotesando shopping area on March 24, 2016, Tokyo, Japan. A team of 10 humanoid Pepper robots run the Pepper Phone Shop serving customers buying SoftBank mobile phones. The store is a world first exclusively staffed by robots and will be open until March 30. (Photo by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO)
Tokyo, Japan - SoftBank Japan opens a phone store staffed by robots in the upmarket Omotesando shopping area on March 24, 2016. (All photos by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO)

Japan Drone 2016
Chiba, Japan – A drone PREDATOR XP on display during the Japan Drone 2016 at Makuhari Messe on March 24, 2016. Organisers expect 8,000 visitors for the 3 day exhibition that runs until Saturday 26. (Photo by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO)

Anime Japan 2016
Tokyo, Japan - An exhibitor dressed as an animation character poses for a photograph during the Anime Japan 2016 in Tokyo Big Sight on March 26, 2016. Anime Japan 2016 is the world's biggest exhibition promoting all aspects of the Anime industry to local and foreign fans and business investors. The exhibition is held over three days until March 27 and is expected to attract some 120,000 visitors, many wearing cosplay. (Photo by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO)