Pictures of the Week (May 25 – May 31)

Mahathir bin Mohamad, Former Prime Minister of Malaysia, Speaks in Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan – Mahathir bin Mohamad, Former Prime Minister of Malaysia, speaks during a news conference at The Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan, May 25, 2013. (Photo by Christopher Jue/AFLO)

Tokyo Hotaru Festival 2013
Tokyo, Japan – Thousands of blue LED lights float down Tokyo’s Sumida River during the Tokyo Hotaru Festival, May 26, 2013. Every year at the Tokyo Hotaru “Symphony of Light” (Hikari no Symphony) thousands of lights “payer stars” (inori no hoshi) are thrown along to the river. This year in collaboration with Tokyo Sky Tree the organizers also illuminate the tower to support the Tokyo City as a candidate of Olympic 2020. (Photo by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO)

G.I.Joe: Retaliation premiere in Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan – South Korean Actor Byung-Hun Lee attends G.I. Joe: Retaliation Japan premiere on May 27, 2013. (Photo by Mooto Naka/AFLO)

Toru Hashimoto at FCCJ
Tokyo, Japan – Outspoken Mayor Toru Hashimoto of Osaka during a news conference at Tokyo’s Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan, explaining where he stands on the so-called “comfort women” issue on Monday, May 27, 2013. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO)

Football/Soccer: KIRIN Challenge Cup 2013 - Japan 0-2 Bulgaria
Aichi, Japan – (L to R) Radoslav Dimitrov (BUL), Shinji Kagawa (JPN) during the KIRIN Challenge Cup 2013 match between Japan 0-2 Bulgaria at TOYOTA Stadium, May 30, 2013. (Photo by Daiju Kitamura/AFLO SPORT)