Pictures of the Week (Apr. 21 – Apr. 27)

Wakayama, Japan – Yuki Ota (JPN) in action during the Asian Fencing Championships 2012, Mens Foil Individual at Wakayama Big Wave, April 23, 2012. (Photo by Akihiro Sugimoto/AFLO SPORT)

Tokyo, Japan – Opponents to Japan’s participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade talks have their say in an anti-TPP rally at a park in downtown Tokyo, April 25, 2012. Some 4000 people representing Japan Agricultural Co-operatives, agriculture, forestry and fisheries industries and consumers’ groups participated in the gathering, voicing their concern about the free trade talks. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO)

Tokyo, Japan – Supporters of former Democratic Party of Japan leader, Ichiro Ozawa, celebrates his acquittal in a trial over his alleged involvement in a political funding scandal in front of the Tokyo District Court, April 26, 2012. Ozawa was found not guilty on charges of false political funds reporting. The trial has focused on whether Ozawa conspired with three former aides to submit false reports for the 69-year-old kingpin’s fund management body in connection with a land purchase in 2004. A team of lawyers, serving as prosecutors in the trial, sought a prison term of three years without labor for Ozawa, arguing the former aides could not have engaged in false reporting without his approval. Ozawa has pleaded not guilty to the charges, claiming he left everything in the hands of his secretaries. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO)

Yokohama, Japan – Takahiko Kozuka (JPN) in action during the Prince Ice World 2012 at the Shin-Yokohama Skate Center, April 27, 2012. (Photo by Daiju Kitamura/AFLO SPORT)

Tokyo, Japan – Japan’s Prime Minister, Yoshihiko Noda, tastes agricultural products grown in Fukushima Prefecture where the stricken nuclear power plant is located during a May Day rally in downtown Tokyo, April 28, 2012. As a guest speaker, Noda addressed some 35,000 people attending the rally sponsored by the Japanese Trade Union Confederation. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO)