Pictures of the Week (Mar. 12 – Mar. 18)

83th Liberal Democractic Party Convention
Tokyo, Japan – Japanese Prime Minister and ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) president Shinzo Abe (C) and party members raise their fists in the air to encourage at the 83rd LDP party convention in Tokyo on Sunday, March 13, 2016. LDP announced candidates for the upcoming Upper House election in this July at the convention. (Photo by Yoshio Tsunoda/AFLO)

Tokyo, Japan – Models show off lingerie by Peach John at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo 2016 Autumn Winter show on March 15, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Michael Steinebach/AFLO)

Issey Miyake exhibition at the National Art Center in Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan – Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake speaks before press prior to his exhibition “The Work of Miyake Issey” at the National Art Center in Tokyo on Tuesday, March 15, 2016. Over 100 creations of Issey Miyake are exhibited at the museum from March 16 through June 13. (Photo by Yoshio Tsunoda/AFLO)

Fertility Festival at Tagata Shrine in Japan
Aichi, Japan – Men carry a wooden phallus on a portable shrine during Honen-sai, a fertility festival at Tagata Shrine on March 15, 2016. The traditional Shinto festival celebrates fertility and a bountiful harvest. The principal offering during the festival is a large wooden phallus. Each year a craftsman carves a new phallus from a Japanese cypress tree. It measures almost 2.4 meters (13 feet) long and weights 280kg (620 pounds). (Photo by Ben Weller/AFLO)

Miranda Kerr attends a photo call for the Isetan X Samantha Thavasa DREAM Fashion Show
Tokyo, Japan – Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr attends the Isetan X Samantha Thavasa Dream Fashion Show on March 16, 2016. High end Japanese department store Isetan is collaborating with Samantha Thavasa for a new bag collection. (Photo by Shingo Ito/AFLO)