Pictures of the Week (Feb. 6 – Feb. 12)

Chinese New Year Celebrations in Yokohama Chinatown
Yokohama, Japan – Revelers countdown to the Chinese New Year on February 7, 2016 in Yokohama Chinatown. 2016 is the Year of the Monkey and starts on February 8 according to the Chinese Lunar Calendar. (Photo by Alessandro Di Ciommo/AFLO)

AFC Champions League 2016 Play-off : FC Tokyo 9-0 Chonburi FC
Tokyo, Japan – Takuma Abe (FC Tokyo, left) in action during the AFC Champions League 2016 Play-off between FC Tokyo 9-0 Chonburi FC at Tokyo Stadium, February 9, 2016. (Photo by YUTAKA/AFLO SPORT)

Nick Carter arrives at Narita Airport, Japan
Chiba, Japan – Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys poses for a selfie with a Japanese fan at Narita Airport, February 10, 2016. (All photos by Yohei Osada/AFLO)

Armed police conduct mock security drill at Shinbashi station in Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan – Heavily-armed riot police apprehend terrorists in a mock drill conducted in front of Tokyo’s busy Shimbashi railroad station on Wednesday, February 10, 2016. Japanese police are stepping up preparations to deal with security risks in Tokyo for the Group of 7 summit slated for May in Ise-Shima, central Japan. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO)

Boys are dressed in traditional Shinto clothing during Oni Matsuri
Toyohashi, Japan – Boys are dressed in traditional Shinto clothing during Oni Matsuri, a demon festival at Akumi Kanbe Shinmeisha Shrine, February 11, 2016. Oni Matsuri, in which two people dressed as a goblin and a demon perform a choreographed battle, celebrates the coming of Spring, and people are showered with sweets and flour. Getting covered with flour is considered especially lucky, as festival story says it will keep you healthy in the summer months. (Photo by Ben Weller/AFLO)