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July 2, 2016

Madagascar Charge d' Affaires a.i. Rosette Rasoamanarivo (third from left) and her spouse Michael Rajoharimanana (fourth from left) are joined by, from left, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Director-General for African Affairs and Ambassador Norio Maruyama; Djibouti Ambassador Ahmed Araita Ali; Ministry of Foreign Affairs TICAD Ambassador Junzo Fujita; General Delegate of the Government of Quebec to Tokyo Claire Deronzier; Japanese Ambassador to Madagascar Ichiro Ogasawara; and JICA Africa Department Director-General Hideo Eguchi, in a cake-cutting ceremony during a reception to celebrate the country's 56th Independence Day at the embassy on June 26. | YOSHIAKI MIURA
Madagascar Charge d’ Affaires a.i. Rosette Rasoamanarivo (third from left) and her spouse Michael Rajoharimanana (fourth from left) are joined by, from left, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Director-General for African Affairs and Ambassador Norio Maruyama; Djibouti Ambassador Ahmed Araita Ali; Ministry of Foreign Affairs TICAD Ambassador Junzo Fujita; General Delegate of the Government of Quebec to Tokyo Claire Deronzier; Japanese Ambassador to Madagascar Ichiro Ogasawara; and JICA Africa Department Director-General Hideo Eguchi, in a cake-cutting ceremony during a reception to celebrate the country’s 56th Independence Day at the embassy on June 26. | YOSHIAKI MIURA


(from left): Senior Technical Officer of the Panama Consulate Samuel Guevara and his wife Adriana Nunez; Ayana Hatada, wife of the ambassador of Panama to Japan; and Charge d'Affairs a.i. of Panama David De Leon pose during a Panama Day program promoting the country's history, culture and cuisine at the JICA Global Plaza in Tokyo on June 26. | YOSHIAKI MIURA
(from left): Senior Technical Officer of the Panama Consulate Samuel Guevara and his wife Adriana Nunez; Ayana Hatada, wife of the ambassador of Panama to Japan; and Charge d’Affairs a.i. of Panama David De Leon pose during a Panama Day program promoting the country’s history, culture and cuisine at the JICA Global Plaza in Tokyo on June 26. | YOSHIAKI MIURA

(from left) Maritime Bureau of Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Director-General Ichiro Hao; Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Hitoshi Kikawada; Ayana Hatada, wife of the Panama ambassador; Instituto Cervantes Tokyo Director Antonio Gil de Carrasco; Charge d'Affairs a.i. of Panama David De Leon; and House of Representatives member Tsuneo Akaeda prepare to toast at the opening of the "Panama Canal: Expanding World Trade to the World'' photo exhibition, which runs through July 5, at Instituto Cervantes Tokyo on June 28. | YOSHIAKI MIURA
(from left) Maritime Bureau of Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Director-General Ichiro Hao; Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Hitoshi Kikawada; Ayana Hatada, wife of the Panama ambassador; Instituto Cervantes Tokyo Director Antonio Gil de Carrasco; Charge d’Affairs a.i. of Panama David De Leon; and House of Representatives member Tsuneo Akaeda prepare to toast at the opening of the “Panama Canal: Expanding World Trade to the World” photo exhibition, which runs through July 5, at Instituto Cervantes Tokyo on June 28. | YOSHIAKI MIURA