Pictures of the Week (June 16 – June 22)

Some 300 opponents of nuclear power plants stage a peaceful protest in the rain in front of the Japanese Prime Minister’s Official Residence in Tokyo, June 16, 2012, as the government officially decided to resume operation of two idled reactors at the Oi nuclear power plant in Fukui Prefecture, some 496km west of Tokyo, for the first reactivation since last year’s Fukushima nuclear crisis. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO)

The Samoa National Team Group perform during the IRB Pacific Nations Cup 2012 match between Japan 26-27 Samoa at Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium in Tokyo, Japan, June 16, 2012. (Photo by Jun Tsukida/AFLO SPORT)

Midori Yajima concentrates on his aim during the Men’s 50m Rifle Three Positions Training at the Physical Training School in Saitama, Japan, June 18, 2012. (Photo by YUTAKA/AFLO SPORT)

Miyuki Suzuki, CEO of Jetstar Japan appears at a news conference to talk about the new budget carrier’s vision in Japan at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan in downtown Tokyo, June 19, 2012. Miyuki expects this new low-cost carrier (LCC) market in Japan will have an impact in Japan’s employment as the expansion of LCC’s in the country will create new job opportunities. Her strategy of competing with other big airline companies is by offering discounted campaigns such as anniversary discounts, 390 Japanese yen flights and more. Jetstar Japan is going to operate flights to the Asia Pacific region to countries such as South Korea, China, Taiwan, and Malaysia from 2013. At the end of the news conference, Miyuki quotes Jetstar Japan as the best, safest and cheapest airline. (Photo by Yumeto Yamazaki/AFLO)

A young girl prays during a moment of silence in front of several candles positioned to make a large peace sign symbol to commemorate the victims of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami during the Geshi Ges 2012 Candle Night Summer Solstice held at Tokyo Tower in Tokyo, Japan, June 21, 2012. This event organized by a group of volunteers is to encourage people to act upon energy conservation and use environmentally friendly products in a global effort to save the earth. Since the Japan March 11 earthquake and tsunami that triggered a nuclear crisis to erupt in the country, has made not only the people in Japan, but people worldwide to open their eyes and demand the closure of all nuclear energy. (Photo by Christopher Jue/AFLO)