Image of Asia: The blur of the crowd in Tokyo

August 29, 2014 - 9:35 AM
Japan Economy

People walk a street at Shibuya shopping district in Tokyo, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. Japan's vital signs remained weak in July as wages fell further and household spending dropped, signaling continued weakness in the world's third-largest economy. Data released Friday showed the inflation rate was unchanged from the previous month. The core price consumer index that excludes volatile fresh food prices rose 3.3 percent in July, the same as a month earlier. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

In this photo by Koji Sasahara, people walk across the scramble crossing outside Shibuya Station in Tokyo on Friday afternoon. The Shibuya district is popular with young people and tourists and is known for entertainment and nightlife as well as high-tech ventures.