Pictures of the Week (Sept. 26 – Oct. 2)

F1 : Japanese Formula One Grand Prix 2015
Suzuka, Japan – Lewis Hamilton celebrates during the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix Award ceremony at Suzuka Circuit, September 27, 2015. (Photo by Sho Tamura/AFLO SPORT)

John Wick Japan Premiere
Tokyo, Japan – Canadian actor Keanu Reeves poses for the cameras during a photo-call for the movie John Wick on September 30, 2015. The movie will be released in Japanese movie theaters on October 16. (Photo by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO)

Pan Japan Premiere
Tokyo, Japan – Australian actor Hugh Jackman greets fans during the Japanese premiere for the film Pan at Roppongi Hills Arena on October 1, 2015. The movie hits Japanese cinemas on October 31. (Photo by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO)

Rhythmic Gymnastics: AEON CUP 2015 Worldwide R.G. Club Championships
Tokyo, Japan – Hinata Ishii in action during the AEON CUP 2015 Worldwide R.G. Club Championships at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium, October 2, 2015. (Photo by Shingo Ito/AFLO SPORT)

Protests against Abe administration continue
Tokyo, Japan – Members of SEALDs (Students Emergency Action for Liberal Democracy) and other groups gather in Hibiya Park before marching through Ginza in protest against the Japanese government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday 2nd October, in Tokyo Japan. In the largest gathering since the Japanese government passed new controversial security legislation, over 10,000 citizens from all walks of life came together on Friday night to call for a change in government. Under the slogan Smash Fascism, Abe Out, the protests were organized by several different groups all unhappy with the actions of the current government. As well as the security bills, the protesting groups have a long list of gripes with the Abe government, including the restart of Japan’s nuclear power programme, the State Secrecy Law, consumption tax rises, the Trans Pacific trade Partnership, and US military base relocation in Okinawa. They believe that the government is pushing on regardless and not paying attention to their concerns. On many of the issues the protesters have the support of the much of the population but the Liberal Democratic Party has a strong majority in parliament and has just selected Abe as president for another 3-year term. (Photo by AFLO)