Pictures of the Week (Apr. 9 – Apr. 15)

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hosts cherry blossom party
Tokyo, Japan – Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (C) poses for photographs with members of Japanese idol group Momoiro Clover Z and other Japanese show business talents during a cherry blossoms viewing party at Shinjuku Gyoen park, April 9, 2016. (Photo by AFLO)

Penguin Bar in Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan – Customers take pictures of penguins at the Penguin Bar in Ikebukuro on April 11, 2016. The store which opened in 2013 allows customers to interact with live penguins and even feed them. The bar offers original drinks such as a “Penguin Bar Original Frozen Cocktail” for 1,000 Japanese yen ($9.25 USD) and various kinds of Penguin-shaped foods. According to the staff, the bar has become a popular tourist spot among foreign visitors. The first Penguin Bar opened in Okinawa 10 years ago. (Photo by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO)

Ariana Grande arrives in Japan
Chiba, Japan – American singer and actress Ariana Grande greets fans upon her arrival at Tokyo International Airport on April 11, 2016. Grande was happy to greet fans, pose for a few pictures and sign autographs. She is in Japan to promote her third album Dangerous Woman, which will be released here on May 20. (Photo by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO)

1st Grand Sumo Tournament Kawasaki Furusato Basho
Kawasaki, Japan – Homarefuji in action during the 1st Grand Sumo Tournament Kawasaki Furusato Basho, April 13. 2016. (Photo by Sho Tamura/AFLO SPORT)

Swimming : Japan national team training session
Tokyo, Japan – (L-R) Naito Ehara, Chihiro Igarashi, Tomomi Aoki, Yuki Kobori, Rikako Ikee, Kosuke Hagino, and Takeshi Matsuda is seen during the Japan national swimming team training session in Tokyo, April 14, 2016.
(Photo by Sho Tamura/AFLO SPORT)