Pictures of the Week (May 9 – May 15)

Kanda Festival
Tokyo, Japan – Thousands of spectators watch a procession of portable shrines carried on the shoulders of some 300 bearers at Kanda Myojin Shinto Shrine during the Kanda Matsuri on Sunday, May 10, 2015. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO)

IAAF World Challenge Seiko Golden Grand Prix in Kawasaki 2015
Kanagawa, Japan – A general view of the IAAF World Challenge Seiko Golden Grand Prix in Kawasaki, Men’s 3000mSC at Todoroki Stadium, May 10, 2015. (Photo by YUTAKA/AFLO SPORT)

Nissan Motor news conference
Yokohama, Japan – Nissan Motor CEO Carlos Ghosn gestures during a news conference at its head office in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, on Wedneday, May 13, 2015. Japan’s second largest automaker forecast net income of 485 billion yen in the current year ending March 31, 2016, from 457.6 billion yen a year earlier. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO)

Toyota and Mazda announce long-term partnership in technology
Tokyo, Japan – Presidents Akio Toyoda, left, of Toyota Motor Corp., and Masamichi Kogai of Mazda Motor Corp. shake hands during a news conference at a Tokyo hotel on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. Japan’s two automakers announced long-term partnership in technology in which Toyota will provide its fuel cell and plug-in hybrid technology in return for Mazda’s proprietary SKYACTIV green technology. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO)

Hooters opens a new restaurant in Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan – (L to R) Miss Hooters Japan 2015 Top 5: Miyu, Yuuka, Hika, Yumika and Yuka pose for the cameras during the pre-opening event for a new establishment in the Shinjuku District of Tokyo, Japan on May 15, 2015. Hooters first opened in Japan in 2010 and this new restaurant will be their fifth store. (Photo by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO)