Pictures of the Week (Feb. 20 – Feb. 26)

Swimming: Konami Open 2016
Tokyo, Japan – Daiya Seto in action during the Konami Open 2016 Men’s 400m Individual Medley Final at Tatsumi International Swimming Pool, February 20, 2016. (Photo by Sho Tamura/AFLO SPORT)

Honda Motor Co. Press Event
Tokyo, Japan – Honda Motor Co.’s humanoid robot ASIMO demonstrates at the company’s showroom on February 24, 2016. (Photo by Takeshi Sumikura/AFLO)

College students attend a pep rally prior to their long job hunting season
Tokyo, Japan – Some 1,500 vocational school students get hyped up in an open-air pep rally held at a band shell in Tokyo, marking the kick-off of their year-long job hunting season on Thursday, February 25, 2016. These are the students who are scheduled to graduate next spring. According to the government statistics, of those who are due to graduate vocational schools in March this year, 94.3% have secured employment on the back of Japan’s job availability, which continues to improve. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO)

Some no Komichi (dyeing) festival
Tokyo, Japan – Long pieces of fabric are hung over a river during the Some no Komichi festival in the Nakai and Ochiai areas of Tokyo’s Shinjuku ward on February 26, 2016. 50 to 60 rolls of “tan-mono” long pieces of kimono cloth (40cm wide and 12 meters long) created by craftsman and school students are hung above the Myoshoji River creating a River Gallery. The festival aims to celebrate the history of the Yuzen and Edo Komon dyeing techniques. This year 100 local stores decorated their entrances with dyed noren (traditional Japanese entrance signs) designed by local artists for the occasion. From 1926 to 1964 Ochiai and Nakai were the centre of the dyeing industry in Tokyo. (Photo by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO)