Pictures of the Week (Jan. 12 – Jan. 18)

Heavy snow in Tokyo

Tokyo, Japan – Traffic is shown due to Tokyo’s first snowfall this year. Heavy snow in Tokyo disrupted public transportation throughout the city, January 14, 2013. (Photo by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO)

All Japan Table Tennis Championships

Tokyo, Japan – Miu Hirano in action during the All Japan Table Tennis Championships, Women’s Junior Singles, at Yoyogi 1st Gymnasium, January 16, 2013. (Photo by AFLO SPORT)

One Direction Arrives in Japan

Chiba, Japan – (L-R) Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles wearing Japanese traditional costumes. English-Irish pop boy band One Direction arrives at Narita International Airport, east of Tokyo, January 17, 2013. This is One Direction’s first trip to Japan in which they are in Tokyo to promote their second album ‘Take Me Home’. (Photo by Christopher Jue/Nippon News)

All Japan Table Tennis Championships 2013

Tokyo, Japan – Masataka Morizono in action during the All Japan Table Tennis Championships, Men’s Junior Finals, at 1st Yoyogi Gymnasium, January 18, 2013. (Photo by YUTAKA/AFLO SPORT)

One Direction first visit to Japan

Tokyo, Japan – (L-R) Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Japanese actress Maki Horikita, Niall Horan, Harry Styles during One Direction’s first press conference in Japan to promote their new album ‘Take Me Home’, January 18, 2013. The boy band is in Japan for 3 days and will appear on Japanese TV’s Friday night music show tonight (January 18, 2013) before hosting a fan party on Saturday. (Photo Daiju Kitamura/AFLO)