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

Badminton : Nippon League 2015
Tokyo, Japan – Kento Momota in action during the Nippon League 2015 Men’s last round, match between NTT East Japan – Tonami transport at 2nd Yoyogi Gymnasium, February 14, 2016. (Photo by Yohei Osada/AFLO SPORT)

Anti-government demonstration in Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan – Anti-government demonstration placards are seen on the ground on February 14, 2016, Japan. Protestors gathered in Yoyogi Park before marching through Shibuya to express their opposition to the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s policies on a wide range of issues including national security, nuclear power, the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade initiative and the planned relocation of a U.S. military base within Okinawa Prefecture. The protests were part of the Abe Under Siege movement. (Photo by Alessandro Di Ciommo/AFLO)

Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games
Lillehammer, Norway – Chisaki Maeda in action during the women’s Alpine Combined at Hafjell Olympic Slope during the Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games, February 14, 2016. (Photo by Shingo Ito/AFLO SPORT)

Madonna promotes her cosmetic line MDNA Skin in Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan – Madonna appears at Mitsukoshi Department store in Ginza to promote her cosmetic line MDNA Skin on February 15, 2016. The 57 year-old singer performed two consecutive nights at Saitama Super Arena over the weekend. Saturday’s show started two hours late however, forcing some fans who had travelled from distance to leave even before the show began in order to catch the last train home. (Photo by Yohei Osada/AFLO)

Votive tablets with wishes written by students for passing entrance exams for high schools and colleges at Yushima Tenjin
Tokyo, Japan – Stacks of votive tablets, written with wishes made by students for passing entrance exams of high schools and colleges, cover the walls at Yushima Tenjin, which enshrines the spirit of an ancient scholar, February 19, 2016. The Shinto shrine is also famous for apricot blossoms now in full bloom. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO)