Pictures of the Week (Dec. 28 – Jan. 3)

Okinawa residents protest against U.S. military base relocation
Naha, Japan – Hundreds of Okinawa residents protest in front of a prefectural government office on against the approval of the U.S. military base relocation, December 27, 2013. Okinawa Governor Hirokazu Nakaima on the same day approved landfill work to relocate the U.S. Marine Corps’ Futenma Air Station to Henoko district, an area within his prefecture, going back on his previous policy of seeking to have the base moved out of Okinawa. (Photo by Wataru Kohayakawa/AFLO)

Boxing: WBA Super Featherweight Title - Takashi Uchiyama vs Daiki Kaneko
Tokyo, Japan – Daiki Kaneko (L) throws a left punch to Takashi Uchiyama (R) during the WBA Super Feather weight title bout at Ota-City General Gymnasium, December 31, 2013. (Photo by AFLO SPORT)

Japan Emperor Akihito Greets New Year Well-wishers
Tokyo, Japan – Emperor Akihito, left, and Empress Michiko wave to well-wishers with other members of the royal family from the balcony of the Imperial Palace during a New Year’s public appearance in Tokyo on Wednesday, January 2, 2014. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO)

90th Hakone Ekiden Race
Tokyo, Japan – Kento Otsu of Toyo University crosses the finish line during the 90th Hakone Ekiden Race, 10th Section Goal at Tokyo’s Otemachi district, January 3, 2014. Toyo University took home the victory to win the 90th Hakone Ekiden Race. (Photo by AFLO SPORT)