Anti-nuclear protesters wearing radiation protection gears rally in front of the Diet building on March 9, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan. On March 11 Japan commemorates the third anniversary of the magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami.
Mongolian yokozuna Harumafuji (L), whose real name is Altangadasyn Khuchitbaatar throws Toyonoshima to win during day one of the Grand Sumo Spring Tournament at Body Maker Colosseum on March 9, 2014 in Osaka, Japan.
A woman walks past the Crimean Parliament building where cossacks stand guard on March 7, 2014 in Simferopol, Ukraine. Russian Cossacks, some heavily armed, have taken up guard duties at road checkpoints, border crossings and other key facilities that were previously guarded by local, pro-Russian militants across Crimea in recent days. The Crimean Parliament voted yesterday to hold a referendum on March 16 to determine whether Crimea shall secede from Ukraine and join Russia.
Kumamon, official mascot of Kumamoto prefecture, poses with Honda Motor Co's mini bike 'Monkey Kumamon version' or 'Kumamonkey' during its launching at Kumamoto Prefecture headquarters on March 7, 2014 in Kumamoto, Japan. The mascot has been so popular and Bank of Japan Kumamoto branch estimated the economic effect of the mascot as 120 Billion Japanese yen in the past two years.
Composer Mamoru Samuragochi bows for apology during the news conference at Tokyo Grand Hotel on March 7, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan. Samuragochi, formerly known as a 'Beethoven of Japan,' has admitted that he was not deaf and was hiring another man to write his most popular works.
Surgeons refer to an organ model made by 3-D printer during an operation at Nagoya University Hospital on March 4, 2014 in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan. The three dimentional model, made from actual patients' images of computed tomographic scan, help simulating how to proceed operations.