Pictures of the Week (Nov. 15 – Nov. 21)

Speed Skating: ISU World Cup Speed Skating 2014/15 - Obihiro
Obihiro, Japan – Shunsuke Nakamura in action during the men’s division B of the ISU Speed Skating World Cup at Meiji Hokkaido Tokachi Oval, November 15, 2014. (Photo by AFLO SPORT)

67th All Japan Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships
Runa Yamaguchi in action during the 67th All Japan Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships, Women’s Individual Ribbon, at Yoyogi 1st Gymnasium, November 16, 2014. (Photo by AFLO SPORT)

Japanese Economy in Recession
Tokyo, Japan – Tokyo stocks take a plunge, ending below the 17,000 threshhold after official data showed Japan’s economy dropped into a recession on Monday, November 17, 2014. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average dropped 517.03 points or 2.96% from Friday to 16,973.80 at the end of the afternoon session on the Tokyo Stock Exchange market. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO)

Kirin Challenge Cup 2014 : Japan 2-1 Australia
Osaka, Japan – Ivan Franjic (L) and Takashi Inui (R) in action during the second half of the international friendly match between Japan and Australia at Yanmar Stadium Nagai, November 18, 2014. Japan defeated Australia 2-1. (Photo by AFLO)

Sony IR Day 2014
Tokyo, Japan – Michael Lynton, CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment and Sony Entertainment Inc./Chairman, speaks to Sony’s investors during Sony IR Day 2014 at the company’s head office, November 18, 2014. (Photo by Motoo Naka/AFLO)