Pictures of the Week (Feb. 27 – Mar. 5)

Super Rugby 2016 : Sunwolves 13-26 Lions
Tokyo, Japan – Akihito Yamada in action during the Super Rugby match between Sunwolves 13-26 Lions at Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium, February 27, 2016. (Photo by Naoto Akasaka/AFLO)

Tokyo Marathon 2016
Tokyo, Japan – A costumed runner poses for a photograph before to participate in the Tokyo Marathon on February 28, 2016. Some 37,000 runners took part in the 10th annual 10km and 42.195km race. This year the organizers introduced extra security prohibiting runners from carrying bottles on the course as Tokyo tests new security measures in the build up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. (Photo by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO)

The 2nd Energy Market Liberalisation Expo
Tokyo, Japan – The humanoid robot Pepper performs at the 2nd Energy Market Liberalisation Expo in Tokyo Big Sight on March 2, 2016. Japan’s electricity market will be opened up for the first time from April 2016 with new and existing suppliers allowed to compete for customers. It is hoped that deregulation will break up existing monopolies and drive down prices. (Photo by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO)

Kyobashi fire station fire prevention week
Tokyo, Japan – A bronze made lion statue, famous mascot of Japan’s largest department store chain Mitsukoshi wears a helmet and a fire-proof firefighter’s uniform at the company’s Ginza store in Tokyo on Wednesday, March 2, 2016. The lion in firefighter’s uniform is displayed for the campaign of a fire prevention week with Kyobashi fire station, from March 1 to 7. (Photo by Yoshio Tsunoda/AFLO)