Pictures of the Week (May 26 – June 1)

Tokyo, Japan – Saori Kimura (JPN) reacts during the FIVB the Women’s World Olympic Qualification Tournament for the London Olympics 2012, between Japan 2-3 Serbia at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium, May 27, 2012. (Photo by Jun Tsukida/AFLO SPORT)

Tokyo, Japan – The newly opened Tokyo Skytree is seen on a sunny day in central Tokyo, May 27, 2012. Tokyo Skytree, the world’s tallest broadcasting tower and its surrounding facilities had 564,000 visitors in its first weekend since the opening on May 22, 2012. The good weather on both days helped push the figure above the initial forecast of about 400,000 visitors. (Photo by Masahiro Tsurugi/AFLO)

Tokyo, Japan – In this file photo released on May 29, 2012, shows a view of Tokyo Skytree taken from a kayak in the river on May 26, 2012. Tokyo Skytree was officially opened to the general public on May 22, 2012 and has attracted a high number of visitors within Japan and globally. (Photo by Christopher Jue/AFLO)

Tokyo, Japan – A Japanese homeless man sits on a park bench in the Shimbashi district, May 29, 2012. Japan’s unemployment rate rises to 4.6%. Although only 0.1% increase vs March this was the first increase in months and is worrying as it could stall recovery adding to the problems caused by the strong Yen. There were some positive signs though as the jobs to applicants ratio rose to 0.79 in April which is its highest level since October 2008. (Photo by Yumeto Yamazaki/AFLO)

Tokyo, Japan – A SoftBank campaign model showcases the new Sharp Pantone 5 107SH, an Android smartphone with a built-in radiation detector, May 29, 2012. This new phone with this first ever built-in radiation detector, is expected to be a popular item among Japanese concerned about radiation levels in the country due to the 2011 nuclear disaster. The phone features a 4 megapixel camera and comes in 8 colors, and will be sold under SoftBank, Japan’s third largest mobile service provider also. (Photo by AFLO)

Tokyo, Japan – JP Tower, a 200-meter-tall office building of Japan Post Group, rises above the historic facade of the former Tokyo Central Post Office in the Marunouchi business district of Tokyo, May 29, 2012. With the completion of the tower at the end of May and the October grand opening of the restored Tokyo Central, there will be a significant change in the vista in front of the Imperial Palace. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO)