Pictures of the Week (September 8 – September 14)

Tokyo, Japan – Supermodel Miranda Kerr poses with fans during a promotional event for Japanese fashion brand Samantha Thavasa held at Tokyo Sky Tree Town, September 9 2012. The Australian model is the latest international superstar to promote Samantha Thavasa handbags. (Photo by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO)

Tokyo, Japan – Supermodel Miranda Kerr attends a promotional event for Japanese fashion brand Samantha Thavasa held at Tokyo Sky Tree Town, September 9 2012. (Photo by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO)

Tokyo, Japan – The renovated Tokyo Station hotel is shown to the media as works to restore Tokyo Station’s red brick Marunouchi building to its original 1914 appearance is nearly completed, September 10, 2012. The official grand opening for the newly renovated hotel is scheduled for October 1. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO)

Saitama, Japan – Maya Yoshida (JPN) in action during the FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014 Asian Qualifier Final Round, Group B match between Japan 1-0 Iraq at Saitama Stadium 2002, September 11, 2012. (Photo by Yusuke Nakanishi/AFLO SPORT)

Tokyo, Japan – Five candidates running in the Liberal Democratic Party’s presidential election shake hands during a news conference at the LDP headquarters in Tokyo, September 14, 2012. The party will elect its new president to succeed Sadakalzu Tanigaki in the September 26 election. The LDP could win the most seats in the more powerful House of Representatives in the next general election, with its new party leader likely to become prime minister.They are, from left: Yoshimasa Hayashi, acting chairman of the party Policy Research Council; LDP Secretary General Nobuteru Ishihara; former Chief Cabinet Secretary Nobutaka Machimura; former Defense Minister Shigeru Ishiba and former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO)