A H2A rocket was shown to the press at a Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. factory on January 16, 2014 in Tobishima, Aichi, Japan. This H2A rocket is scheduled to launch in February, carrying satellites including NASA and JAXA's the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory satellite.
A rare white bottlenose dolphin is seen swimming in a pool at the Taiji Whale Museum on January 18, 2014 in Taiji, Wakayama, Japan. The albino dolphin, vulnerable in nature, captured during the dolphin hunting in the Taiji Cove was tranferred to be taken care of by the museum .
Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) President Naomi Hirose speaks during an interview at the headquarters of TEPCO on January 18, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan. In the interview, regarding TEPCO's intention to expand its power sales from its conventional Kanto area to regions across Japan in fiscal 2014, Hirose told TEPCO plans to focus first on its existing customers' factories and offices located outside the Tokyo metropolitan area.
46 am in memory of the victims of the Great Hanshin Earthquake in 1995 at Higashi Yuenchi park on January 17, 2014 in Kobe, Hyogo, Japan. Mourners packed the park to remember the exact moment when the Great Hanshin Earthquake struck 19 years ago, devastating the city and killing 6,434 people.
Tokyo Yakult Swallows outfielder Wladimir Balentien speaks during a press conference on January 16, 2014 in Miami, Florida. Balentien was arrested on charges of felony false imprisonment and misdemeanor battery after a confrontation with his wife on January 13 at her home in Miami. The couple is reportedly going through a divorce.
In this aerial image, the overturned boat is being pulled by a Japan Coast Guard ship with the collided vessel 'Osumi' in the background on January 15, 2014 in Otake, Hiroshima, Japan. Two among the four people on the fish boat are reported dead.
Former Prime Ministers Morihiro Hosokawa (L) and Junichiro Koizumi answer questions from reporters after their meeting on January 14, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan. Hosokawa, who is aiming to make Japan a nuclear-free country, said that he will run in next month's Tokyo gubernatorial election with the backing of Koizumi, another anti-nuclear advocate. The support by Koizumi, a popular former Liberal Democratic Party prime minister, is an embarrassment to the pro-nuclear LDP.
Kasumi Ishikawa celebrates with Sayaka Hirano after winning the match against Hiroko Nakagawa and Mika Tsuchida at All Japan Table Tennis Championships at Tokyo Gymnasium on January 19, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan.