In this aerial image, police officers investigate a wooden boat ashore at a beach on November 28, 2012 in Sado, Niigata, Japan. Five bodies were found in the boat, thought to be the North Korean fishermen escaped from a wrecked fish boat, as some Hangul characters and numbers were marked.
Buddhist monks chant with their heads shaking, during the Ho-On-Ko, memorial service to commemorate Shinran, founder of their Buddhist sect Jodo Shinshu, at Higashi Honganji Temple on November 28, 2012 in Kyoto, Japan. Shinran passed away on November 28, 1262 and the event is the climax of a-week-long memorial service.
People queue for purchasing the Year End Jumbo Lottery, whose first prize will be 600 million Japanese yen (7.3 million U.S. Dollars) including the prizes for adjacent numbers, on November 26, 2012 in Tokyo, Japan. The lucky number will be announced on December 31.
Police officers remove the stand at the former Minamisanriku Disaster Prevention Center for the investigation on November 26, 2012 in Minamisanriku, Miyagi, Japan. The investigation is held as some of 42 victims and missings have accused the city mayor of professional negligence leading to death, claiming the evacuation guidance was inappropriate.
In this aerial image, Nisanzai ancient tomb is seen on November 30, 2012 in Sakai, Osaka, Japan. The keyhole-shaped tomb was built in latter part of the fith century and might have been more than 10 meters bigger than it is, according to the new research by the Imperial Household Agency and Sakai City.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries president and CEO Hideaki Omiya (L) and Hitachi president Hiroaki Nakanishi shake hands during a press conference on merger of their thermal power plant on November 29, 2012 in Tokyo, Japan.