Visitors take pictures of an 18-meter tall Gundam character from a popular Japanese television animation series, at a park in Tokyo July 7, 2009. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon


Japanese kimono clad Hello Kitty doll priced at 1.05 million yen ($8,991) is displayed next to a security guard at Tokyo's Mitsukoshi department store in Tokyo July 25, 2006. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao


Japan's highest peak, Mt Fuji, is visible behind Shinjuku skyscrapers in Tokyo November 27, 2004. REUTERS/Kimimasa Mayama KM/CN


Employees of a foreign currency brokerage firm dressed in traditional Japanese kimonos work in a dealing room in Tokyo January 5, 2009. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao


Tuna on a sushi rotates on a conveyor-belt at a sushi bar in Kushiro in the eastern part of Hokkaido, northern Japan, February 10, 2007. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao


Japanese shoppers travel on an escalator in Omotesando Hill shopping mall in Tokyo March 8, 2006. REUTERS/Toshiyuki Aizawa


A girl tries on a hat at a market in Harajuku, Tokyo, March 15, 2007. REUTERS/Kevin Coombs


A man watches television on his mobile phone while commuting on a train in Tokyo July 10, 2009. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao


A robot with soft pneumatic fingers handles plastic sushi during a demonstration at the FOOMA Japan international food machinery and technology exhibition in Tokyo, June 12, 2009. REUTERS/Michael Caronna


A person dressed as a Stormtrooper from the movie Star Wars wears a traditional Japanese costume Happi, behind a snack stall during a promotional event for Star Wars Celebration Japan in Tokyo July 1, 2008. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon


Waiters Ritsuki Sunomiya, Yuta Asami and Makoto Aoba (L-R), dressed as schoolboys and schoolteacher, pose at Edelstein cafe in Tokyo January 29, 2008. REUTERS/Toru Hanai


Kunihiko Saiki (C), the owner of traditional Japanese Izakaya pub talks with a customer in Tokyo April 7, 2008. REUTERS/Issei Kato


Flashing share prices are reflected on the eyeglasses of a Japanese businessman as he looks at an electronic stock quotation board outside a brokerage firm in Tokyo January 6, 2006. REUTERS/Issei Kato


A couple walks around a shopping mall in Tokyo October 17, 2008. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon


An elderly woman stretches using a pair of wooden dumbbells during a health promotion event to mark Japan's Respect for the Aged Day at a temple in Tokyo September 17, 2007. REUTERS/Issei Kato


A shop attendant dressed in lolita fashion works in a shop at Marui One, a branch of department store group Marui Co. Ltd., at Tokyo's Shinjuku district March 2, 2009. REUTERS/Issei Kato


Finalists make an appearance before the audience at the Tokyo Super Model Contest in Tokyo July 26, 2009. REUTERS/Issei Kato


Babies, held by amateur sumo wrestlers, cry loudly during a baby-crying contest at Sensoji temple in Tokyo April 28, 2007. REUTERS/Toru Hanai


Visitors stand near the snow-blanketed Imperial Palace in Tokyo January 21, 2006. REUTERS/Issei Kato


Japan's Emperor Akihito (2nd R) and Empress Michiko (R) wave to flag-waving wellwishers with Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako during a public appearance for a New Year celebration at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo January 2, 2007. REUTERS/Toshiyuki Aizawa


Noh actor Katsumi Endo adjusts his traditional mask as he looks at a mirror before a performance at the Kanda Matsuri at the Kanda Myojin shrine in Tokyo May 14, 2007. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon


Boston Red Sox pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka signs autographs for fans during a workout session before a pre-season game against Japan's Hanshin Tigers at Tokyo Dome March 22, 2008. REUTERS/Toru Hanai


Men splash themselves with ice-cold water during a winter season purification ceremony at the Kanda Myojin shrine in Tokyo January 10, 2009. REUTERS/Toru Hanai


Visitors enjoy a rollercoaster ride through a tunnel of cherry blossoms at Tokyo's Toshimaen amusement park April 1, 2006. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao


Visitors look at Tokyo's skyscrapers at a viewing deck of Tokyo Tower in Tokyo July 5, 2009. REUTERS/Issei Kato


People enjoy skating at an outdoor skating rink in Tokyo December 6, 2008. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao


A family looks at paper lanterns during the Mitama Festival at Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo July 14, 2009. REUTERS/Issei Kato