Pictures of the Week (Dec. 13 – Dec. 19)

Anti Nuclear Protests in Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan – A man wearing a protective wear shows a sign reading “Stop Abe government” during an anti-nuclear demonstration, December 13, 2014. (Photo by Yuriko Nakao/AFLO)

Japan Rugby Top League 2014-2015 - Suntory Sungoliath 32-16 Toshiba Brave Lupus
Tokyo, Japan – Kotaro Matsushima of Sungoliath passes with the ball during the Japan Rugby Top League 2014-2015 match between Suntory Sungoliath 32-16 Toshiba Brave Lupus at Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium, December 13, 2014. (Photo by AFLO)

Liberal Democratic Party in Bouyant Mood After Election Victiory
Tokyo, Japan – Victorious Prime Minister Shinzo Abe poses for photographers as early returns from Sunday’s general election indicate a landslide victory by the ruling Liberal Democratic Party on December 14, 2014. The LDP will leky to secure a majority as voters gave Abe a fresh mandate to forge ahead with his economic policy. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO)

Democratic Party of Japan resigned to defeat
Tokyo, Japan – Banri Kaieda, leader of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), listens to the election results at the party’s main headquarters in Tokyo while early returns from Sunday’s Lower House elections indicate the ruling Liberal Democratic Party’s landslide victory on December 14, 2014. On December 15 Kaieda announced his resignation over the election defeat. (Photo by AFLO)

FIS Snowboard World Cup 2014/15
Carezza, Italy – Tomoka Takeuchi in action during the FIS Snowboard World Cup Women’s Parallel Giant Slalom, December 16, 2014. (Photo by Hiroyuki Sato/AFLO)