Pictures of the Week (Dec. 1 – Dec. 7)

Tokyo, Japan – Cast members of ”The Hobbit” appear at the Japan Premiere for ”The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” by Peter Jackson at the Roppongi Hills Arena, December 1, 2012. (Yumeto Yamazaki/Nippon News)

Tokyo, Japan – (L-R) Atsuhiko Nakata, Shingo Fujimori, Tim Burton, Haruka Minowa and Allison Abbate pose on stage during a press conference for the film, “Frankenweenie,” December 3, 2012. (Photo by Christopher Jue/Nippon News)

Yokohama, Japan – Sanfrecce Hiroshima Team Group celebrate their win during the 2012 J.League Awards “Player of the Year,” December 3, 2012. (Photo by Jun Tsukida/AFLO SPORT)

Tokyo, Japan – An employee of Japan jeweller Ginza Tanaka, which specializes in gold accessories, showcases their 2.4 meter high gold Christmas Tree in collaboration with Walt Disney Japan in commemoration of Walt Disney’s 110th anniversary, December 4, 2012. The tree is made of 88 pounds of gold which consists of 50 popular Disney characters. The selling price is 350 million Japanese yen (approximately 4.2 million US dollars). The Christmas tree will be displayed at the Ginza Tanaka store until December 25. (Photo by Christopher Jue/Nippon News)

Sochi, Russia – Mao Asada (JPN) in action during ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final 2012/2013 Women’s Practice at Iceberg Skating Palace, December 6, 2012. (Photo by YUTAKA/AFLO SPORT)