Production of Kaguya-bina at its peak as the March 3 Girls Day approaches on Janaury 22, 2013 in Kamigori, Hyogo, Japan. The new type of Japanese ornamental doll took a hint from the oldest Japanese tale of Princess Kaguya, or The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter.
Steam rises from the snow covered bags containing the waste of radiation decontamination works such as vegetation and soil at a temporary yard on January 24, 2013 in Tamura, Fukushima, Japan. Recent snowfall in the most area of Tamura City, Iitate Village and Kawauchi village have suspended the decontamination work underway by Japanese government, the prospect of the restart will be March at the earliest, when the snow begin to melt.
Myogiryu (R) throws Georgian wrestler Tochinoshin, whose real name is Levan Gorgadze to win during day 12 of the Grand Sumo New Year Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan on January 24, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan.
The lead vehicle of the new 'E6' Type Akita Shinkansen 'Super Komachi' is seen at the platform during a press preview at JR Omiya Station on January 21, 2013 in Saitama, Japan. The carriage will be launched on March 16, run at 320 kilometers per hour at the highest speed.
More than a hundred Okinawa citizens including local government officials march on in a protest rally against deployment of the U.S. Marines' MV-22 Osprey aircraft at Tokyo's high street of Ginza on January 27, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan.