Pictures of the Week (June 23 – June 29)

Chiba, Japan – Perfume perform on stage during the MTV Video Music Awards Japan event in Chiba, Japan, June 23, 2012 (Photo by Christopher Jue/AFLO)

Tokyo, Japan – Anti-nuclear protesters picket outside Tokyo Olympic Gymnasium, where Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) held its annual stockholders meeting on June 27, 2012. The meeting started off tumultuously with individual shareholders interrupting proceedings. The utility giant is seeking approval for changes in its articles of incorporation necessary to receive a planned 1 trillion yen injection of public funds, which would effectively put the company under state control. (Photo by AFLO)

Tokyo, Japan – Panasonic Corporation’s new President, Kazuhiro Tsuga, holds up a paper which explains that the company is driving towards being an environmentally friendly innovative company for customers during a news conference in downtown Tokyo, June 28, 2012. Tsuga replaced former President Fumio Ohtsubo and his goal for the company is to become the number one Geen Innovation Company by the year 2018, which is the company’s 100th anniversary. (Photo by Christopher Jue/AFLO)

Tokyo, Japan – Maggie Q appears at the Japan Premiere for “Nikita” at TOHO Cinemas in the Roppongi Hills complex in downtown Tokyo, June 28, 2012. Nikita is an American television drama about a character named Nikita, who escaped from a secret-government founded organization. Maggie Q, who plays the character of Nikita, first started her career modeling in Tokyo and moved to several countries such as Taipei, Hong Kong and back to United States. (Photo by Yumeto Yamazaki/AFLO)

Tokyo, Japan – A spot-billed duck and eight ducklings waddle across the back alley of Tokyo residential area on June 29, 2012. The family took a short distance walk from their habitat, a pond at a local manufacturer of electric cables, to a neighboring printing factory. Not knowing where they came from and what to do with the unexpected visitors, the factory staff treated them with care by spraying water before police came to rescue on the tip from the cable company. The siblings were rounded up to be brought back to their nest but their mother flew away. (Photo by AFLO)