Pictures of the Week (Jan. 31 – Feb. 6)

UHB Cup Ski Jumping Competition Men's HS134
Hokkaido, Japan – Reruhi Shimizu in action during the UHB Cup Ski Jumping Competition Men’s HS134 at Okurayama Jumping Stadium, January 31, 2015. (Photo by Hitoshi Mochizuki/AFLO)

Demonstration of Kenji Goto
Tokyo, Japan – A man holds a placard during the silent demonstration outside the Prime Minister’s official residence, February 1, 2015. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged not to give in to terrorist during an emergency Cabinet meeting held today after ISIS earlier released a video showing the murder of hostage Goto and threatening further action against the Japanese people. (Photo by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO)

Upper House Budget Committee Session at Parliament in Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan – Japan’s Minister for Vitalizing Local Economy, Shigeru Ishiba attends an upper house budget committee session at the parliament, February 2, 2015. (Photo by AFLO)

66th Sapporo Snow Festival 2015
Hokkaido, Japan – A Star Wars sculpture made from snow is exhibited during the 66th Sapporo Snow Festival, February 5, 2015. (Photo by Hitoshi Mochizuki/AFLO)

The 79th Tokyo International Gift Show 2015
Tokyo, Japan – Exhibitors show the personal transport “ninebot” at the Gift Show exhibition, February 4, 2015. The 79th Tokyo International Gift Show Spring 2015 exhibition brings together 2,416 companies (including 213 from 19 different countries outside Japan) and showcases new Japanese and international goods. (Photo by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO)