Pictures of the Week (Oct. 13 – Oct. 19)

Tokyo, Japan – Global financial ministers called for quick and effective action to safeguard faltering economic growth and rebuild shaken confidence as they ended the annual meeting in the nation’s capital, October 13, 2012. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO)

Osaka, Japan – Heather Watson (GBR)in action during the HP Japan Women’s Open Tennis 2012, Women’s Singles final match at the Utsubo Tennis Center, October 14, 2012. (Photo by Akihiro Sugimoto/AFLO SPORT)

Narita, Japan – Hisashi Moriguchi is mobbed by the media upon his return to Japan from U.S. at Narita Airport, east of Tokyo, October 15, 2012. The 48-year-old researcher made a false claim that he had carried out the world’s first clinical trial using a trailblazing stem cell technology. Moriguchi said last week that he performed treatment using iPS cells, which have the potential to grow into any type of body tissue, on six people but later admitted in a news conference in New York that most of his claim was false. (Photo by AFLO)

Tokyo, Japan – SoftBank Corp. President Masayoshi Son (L) shakes hands with Dan Hesse, president and CEO of the Sprint Nextel Corporation, at the end of their media conference in Tokyo on October 15, 2012. Son announced that Japanese mobile Internet company SoftBank has reached a deal to acquire Sprint Nextel Corp., the third-largest mobile carrier in the U.S. for $20 billion. The deal enables SoftBank to establish an operating base as one of the largest mobile Internet companies in the world, with combined mobile telecom service revenues that will rank it third amongst global operators. SoftBank aims to enhance Sprint’s competitiveness in the U.S. and the deal includes $8 billion of new capital for the U.S. carrier. The companies expect the closing of the transaction to occur in mid-2013 pending regulatory approvals. (Photo by Yusuke Nakanishi/AFLO)

Tokyo, Japan – The audience during the ”w♥c” runway show at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo 2013 Spring/Summer, October 16, 2012. (Photo by Yumeto Yamazaki/Nippon News)

Tokyo, Japan – A model poses on the catwalk wearing ”ato” during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo 2013 Spring/Summer, October 18, 2012. (Photo by Yumeto Yamazaki/Nippon News)

Tokyo, Japan – Models walk down the catwalk wearing “SOMARTA” during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo 2013 Spring/Summer, October 18, 2012. (Photo by Christopher Jue/Nippon News)