Former Environment Minister Sakihito Ozawa (R) and lawmaker Naoto Sakamoto attend a press conference after submiting the party resignation letters on November 19, 2012 in Tokyo, Japan. As former Agriculture Minister Masahiko Yamada also left, the number of resigned lawmakers from ruling Democratic Party of Japan reached 12, Ozawa will join the Japan Restoration Party.
A jury (2R) intervenes while gyoji (referee) Shikimori Inosuke (1R) checks if a footprint was left outside the ring, at the bout between yokozuna Harumafuji (1L) and Goeido (2L), during day nine of the Grand Sumo November Tournament at Fukuoka Convention Center on November 19, 2012 in Fukuoka, Japan. After discussion by juries, the meet went on rematch and Harumafuji won.
Juries investigate the footprint around the ring as a jury stopped the bout between Harumafuji and Goeido, insisting a foot of Harumafuji was out from the ring during day nine of the Grand Sumo November Tournament at Fukuoka Convention Center on November 19, 2012 in Fukuoka, Japan. The meet went on rematch and Harumafuji won.
Flight engeneer Akihiko Hoshide of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) smiles as he landed on November 19, 2012, near the town of Arkalyk, Kazakhstan. Along with two astronauts, Hoshide rerutned from four months onboard the International Space Station.