Pictures of the Week (May 16 – May 22)

Demonstrators oppose the relocation of a U.S. Airbase in Okinawa
Okinawa, Japan – Demonstrators take part in a rally during the prefectural meeting to oppose the U.S. Airbase relocation to Henoko at Okinawa Cellular Stadium in Naha, May 17, 2015. Around 35,000 people gathered at the rally. (Photo by Wataru Kohayakawa/AFLO)

2015 Red Bull Air Race Japan
Chiba, Japan – A pilot performs at the 2015 Red Bull Air Race, May 17, 2015 in Chiba, Japan. Some 120,000 spectators gathered to watch Red Bull’s first air race in Japan. (Photo by Michael Steinebach/AFLO)

Anti-racists Demonstrate Against Hate Demonstration in Japan
Tokyo, Japan – An anti-racist holds a placard during the protest for the members of the NPO Houjin Gaikokujin Hanzai Tsuiho Undo (The Movement for Eliminating Crimes by Foreigners) in Tokyo’s Akihabara district, May 17, 2015. The supposed purpose of the hate rally, approved by the Tokyo Metropolitan government, was to abuse a 15-year-old individual foreign nationality by shouting “Get out of Japan!” This is not the first time that this conservative group has attacked foreign children. In 2009 this NPO marched against a 14-year-old Philippine junior high school girl whose parents were undocumented in Saitama prefecture, and also attacked a Korean Primary School in Kyoto. (Photo by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO)

Asakusa Celebrates the Sanja Festival
Tokyo, Japan – Participants carry a portable Shinto Temple (Mikoshi) during the Sanja Matsuri in Asakusa district, May 17, 2015. Thousands of people attended the annual Sanja Matsuri, one of the Three Great Shinto Festivals in Tokyo, that is held on the third weekend of May at Asakusa Temple. (Photo by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO)

Artistic Gymnastics: The 54th NHK Cup
Tokyo, Japan – Yu Minobe in action during the 54th NHK Cup women’s Individual All-Around, Floor exercise at Yoyogi 1st Gymnasium, May 17, 2015. (Photo by Yohei Osada/AFLO SPORT)