Pictures of the Week (Apr. 27 – May 3)

2013 J1 8th Stage - Yokohama F Marinos 1-1 Ventforet Kofu
Yokohama, Japan – Ortigoza (Ventforet) and Yuji Nakazawa (F Marinos) compete during the 2013 J.League Division 1 match between Yokohama F Marinos 1-1 Ventforet Kofu at Nissan Stadium, April 27, 2013. (Photo by AFLO)

The Tokyo Rainbow Week
Tokyo, Japan – Sexual minorities – gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders – take to the streets of Tokyo’s Shibuya district, launching the first “Tokyo Rainbow Week,” a series of events aimed at supporting sexual minorities, April 28, 2013. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFO)

Athletics : The 47th Mikio Oda Memorial Meet
Hiroshima, Japan – Genki Dean (Waseda) during the 47th Mikio Oda Memorial Meet Men’s Pole Vault Final at Edion Stadium Hiroshima, April 29, 2013. (Photo by Jun Tsukida/AFLO SPORT)

May Day rally sponsored by the National Confederation of Trade Unions
Tokyo, Japan – Carrying union banners and hand-made signs bearing such words as “Stop” and “No,” participants in a May Day rally take to the streets of Tokyo in a peaceful demonstration on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. Some 32,000 people took part in the rally, voicing their concerns for tax hike and constitutional revision among other things. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO)