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

Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships 2015
Stuttgart, Germany – The Japan team group compete during the Groups All-Around Final of the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships at Porsche Arena, September 12, 2015.
(Photo by AFLO)

Ant-Man Japan Premiere
Tokyo, Japan – (L to R) Actor Junpei Mizobata, film director Peyton Reed, actress Yuki Uchida, actor Paul Rudd and comedian Ryuichi Kosugi attend the Japan premiere for the film ‘Ant-Man’ in downtown Tokyo, September 15, 2015. Rudd and director Peyton Reed, and the film’s Japanese voice actors appeared on the stage at the premiere to greet fans. (Photo by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO)

Tokyo Game Show 2015
Chiba, Japan – Visitors play Star Wars: Battlefront video game at the Tokyo Game Show on September 17, 2015. This year the exhibition registered its’ highest number of exhibitors ever, with 2,009 booths showing some 1,283 game titles for smartphones, games consoles, PC and TV platforms. More than half of the exhibitors came from outside Japan. (Photo by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO)

Chaos in Japanese upper house over new Japan secuity legislation
Tokyo, Japan – Japanese lawmakers mob around Yoshitada Konoike chairman of the Upper House special committee on security legislation at the National Diet, September 17, 2015. The Japanese government is trying to push through controversial legislation that could allow Japanese troops to fight overseas for the first time in 70 years. Despite the chaos and public opposition the committee approved the legislation paving the way for a final Upper House vote before it becomes law. (Photo by Motoo Naka/AFLO)

Protests continue against security legislation as bills near final vote day
Tokyo, Japan – Demonstrators protest outside the National Parliament as the Abe government plans to vote controversial security bills into law on September 18, 2015. As the opposition parties struggle to delay government sponsored security legislation that could potentially allow Japanese troops to fight overseas, protesters gathered outside the Japanese Diet to make their opposition clear. Despite public opposition the ruling Liberal Democratic Party and its coalition partner aim to pass the bills today, before 5 days of Public Holidays that some fear cold see even larger demonstrations. (Photo by Sho Tamura/AFLO)