Pictures of the Week (Dec. 29 – Jan. 4)

WBA Super Fly Weight Title: Takashi Uchiyama vs Bryan Vasquez

Tokyo, Japan – Bryan Vasquez (CRI) throws a hard right punch to Takashi Uchiyama (JPN) during the WBA Super Feather Weight Title Bout at Ota-City General Gymnasium, December 31, 2012. (Photo by AFLO SPORT)

The 57th All Japan Industrial Ekiden

Gunma, Japan – Takuya Sakai #7 (Toyota Motor Kyushu) runs during the New Year Ekiden 2013 in Gunma during the 57th All Japan Industrial Ekiden Race, Start & Goal, January 1, 2013. (Photo by Jun Tsukida/AFLO SPORT)

The 49th All Japan University Rugby Championship Semi-Final

Tokyo, Japan – A general view of the 49th All Japan University Rugby Championship Semi-Final match between Teikyo University 38-10 Waseda University at National Stadium, January 2, 2013. (Photo by AFLO)

The 89th Hakone Ekiden Race

Kanagawa, Japan – Shota Hattori (Nittai-Univ) during the 89th Hakone Ekiden Race near the 5th section goal at Hakone Ashino-Lake, January 2, 2012. (Photo by Daiju Kitamura/AFLO SPORT)

Japan Emperor Greets New Year's Well-Wishers

Tokyo, Japan – A throng of some 78,700 well-wishers wave paper flags to the imperial family appearing on the balcony of the Imperial Palace during a New Year’s general audience in Tokyo, January 3, 2013. (Photo by Kaku Kurita/AFLO)