Pictures of the Week (Apr. 7 – Apr. 13)

Tokyo, Japan – Units of the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 or better known as PAC-3, a land-based system of interceptor missiles, are deployed at the Defense Ministry in Tokyo, April 8, 2012, in preparation for a planned North Korean rocket launch. The interceptors would be ready to shoot down any parts of the rocket that veer into Japan’s airspace. North Korea’s “Unha-3” rocket is expected to fly over western Japan, including part of Okinawa, after it is launched from a pad on North Korea’s west coast between April 12 and 16. (Photo by AFLO)

Kyoto, Japan – A couple dressed in Japanese traditional clothing take pictures of cherry blossoms at a park, April 10, 2012. (Photo by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO)

Ryo Ishikawa during the 20th Japan Golf Tour Token Homemate Cup 2012, 1st Round at the Token Tado Country Club Nagoya in Mie, Japan, April 12, 2012. (Photo by Akihiro Sugimoto/AFLO SPORT)

Tokyo Japan – Sony Corp’s new president and CEO, Kazuo Hirai, poses for photographers during a media conference in downtown Tokyo, April 12, 2012. Hirai delivered strategic and financial targets for the coming three years. Sony planned to cut 10,000 jobs worldwide over the next year in its global workforce and try to recover its money-losing TV business. (Photo by Koichi Mitsui/AFLO)

Sayaka Shibusawa (JPN) dives during the Japan Diving 2012 Women’s 3m Springboard Final at the Tatsumi International Swimming Pool in Tokyo, Japan, April 13, 2012. (Photo by Jun Tsukida/AFLO SPORT)