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

The 18th Japantop12 Table Tennis Championships
Tokyo, Japan – Miyu Hirano competes during the 18th Japan top 12 Table Tennis Championships, Women’s Singles at Yoyogi National Gymnasium, March 1, 2014. (Photo by AFLO)

Chiba, Japan – A picture released on March 5, 2014, shows an exhibitor serving samples of cured ham at the EU booth during the 39th annual International Food and Beverage Exhibition (FOODEX JAPAN 2014), March 4, 2014. Approximately 2,808 exhibitors from 78 nations participate in the largest food and beverage exhibition in Asia. FOODEX runs from March 4-7, 2014. (Photo by AFLO)

Football/Soccer: Kirin Challenge Cup 2014 - Japan 4-2 New Zealand
Tokyo, Japan – The Japan team group walk out onto the field during the Kirin Challenge Cup 2014 between Japan 4-2 New Zealand at National Stadium, March 5, 2014. (Photo by YUTAKA/AFLO SPORT)

Mamoru Samuragochi press conference
Tokyo, Japan – Mamoru Samuragochi holds a press conference in downtown Tokyo, March 7, 2014. Samuragochi apologized over his ghost-writing scandal. (Photo by Motoo Naka/AFLO)