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September 24, 2016

Nine Argentine designers pose with Argentina's Ambassador Alan Beraud (front row, fourth from right) and Second Secretary, Economic Commercial Affairs Department, Ivan da Ponte (left) at a cocktail party for the "Rooms" fashion and design trade show (Sept. 14-16) at the ambassador's residence in Tokyo on Sept. 14. | YOSHIAKI MIURA
Nine Argentine designers pose with Argentina’s Ambassador Alan Beraud (front row, fourth from right) and Second Secretary, Economic Commercial Affairs Department, Ivan da Ponte (left) at a cocktail party for the “Rooms” fashion and design trade show (Sept. 14-16) at the ambassador’s residence in Tokyo on Sept. 14. | YOSHIAKI MIURA


Turkey's Ambassador Ahmet Bulent Meric (center) poses with Elif Agafur (left), chef-owner of Izmir restaurant, and Kazuyuki Hamada (right), former parliamentary vice-minister for foreign affairs, during a Victory Day reception at the ambassador's residence in Tokyo on Sept. 15. | TAKUTO MINAMI
Turkey’s Ambassador Ahmet Bulent Meric (center) poses with Elif Agafur (left), chef-owner of Izmir restaurant, and Kazuyuki Hamada (right), former parliamentary vice-minister for foreign affairs, during a Victory Day reception at the ambassador’s residence in Tokyo on Sept. 15. | TAKUTO MINAMI


The four new members of the Knighthood of the Brewers' Mashstaff (from left, holding certificates) former ozeki Tochiazuma; former agriculture minister, and President of the Japan-Begium Parliamentary Friendship League Yoshimasa Hayashi; Belgium's Ambassador to Japan Gunther Sleeuwagen; and Writer Go Osaka pose with members of the knighthood during a ceremony at "Belgian Beer Weekend 2016," which runs through Sept. 25, at Roppongi Hills Arena in Tokyo on Sept. 16. | HIROYUKI TOMIE
The four new members of the Knighthood of the Brewers’ Mashstaff (from left, holding certificates) former ozeki Tochiazuma; former agriculture minister, and President of the Japan-Begium Parliamentary Friendship League Yoshimasa Hayashi; Belgium’s Ambassador to Japan Gunther Sleeuwagen; and Writer Go Osaka pose with members of the knighthood during a ceremony at “Belgian Beer Weekend 2016,” which runs through Sept. 25, at Roppongi Hills Arena in Tokyo on Sept. 16. | HIROYUKI TOMIE


Papua New Guinea's Ambassador Gabriel JK Dusava (second from right) and his wife Anna prepare to toast with Deputy Director-General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau Noriyuki Shikata (left) and Chairman of the Japan-Papua New Guinea Parliamentarian's Friendship League Kazunori Tanaka  during a reception celebrating the country's 41st Anniversary of Independence at the Marriott Hotel in Tokyo on Sept. 16. | YOSHIAKI MIURA
Papua New Guinea’s Ambassador Gabriel JK Dusava (second from right) and his wife Anna prepare to toast with Deputy Director-General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau Noriyuki Shikata (left) and Chairman of the Japan-Papua New Guinea Parliamentarian’s Friendship League Kazunori Tanaka during a reception celebrating the country’s 41st Anniversary of Independence at the Marriott Hotel in Tokyo on Sept. 16. | YOSHIAKI MIURA


Nicaragua's Ambassador Saul Arana (fourth from left) joins (from left) ambassadors Eduardo Bouzout Vignoli (Uruguay), Leonardo Carrion Eguiguren (Ecuador), Hector Paulino Dominguez Rodriguez (Dominican Republic), Martha Zelayandia (El Salvador), Seiko Luis Ishikawa Kobayashi (Venezuela), Gabriel Duque (Colombia) and Marcos Fermin Rodriguez Costa (Cuba) during a reception celebrating the 195th National Day of the Republic of Nicaragua at the ambassador's residence in Tokyo on Sept. 17. | YOSHIAKI MIURA
Nicaragua’s Ambassador Saul Arana (fourth from left) joins (from left) ambassadors Eduardo Bouzout Vignoli (Uruguay), Leonardo Carrion Eguiguren (Ecuador), Hector Paulino Dominguez Rodriguez (Dominican Republic), Martha Zelayandia (El Salvador), Seiko Luis Ishikawa Kobayashi (Venezuela), Gabriel Duque (Colombia) and Marcos Fermin Rodriguez Costa (Cuba) during a reception celebrating the 195th National Day of the Republic of Nicaragua at the ambassador’s residence in Tokyo on Sept. 17. | YOSHIAKI MIURA


Managing Executive Officer and General Manager of Mitsukoshi's Nihombashi Store Yoji Naka; Kogei Association President's Prize winner Hiroaki Maruyama; Deputy Director of the Japan Kogei Association Kazumi Murose; and Councillor on Cultural Properties, Agency for Cultural Affairs Takamasa Saito pose at the opening ceremony of the 63rd Japan Traditional Kogei Exhibition, which runs through Oct. 3 at the Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Store, on Sept. 20. | YOSHIAKI MIURA
Managing Executive Officer and General Manager of Mitsukoshi’s Nihombashi Store Yoji Naka; Kogei Association President’s Prize winner Hiroaki Maruyama; Deputy Director of the Japan Kogei Association Kazumi Murose; and Councillor on Cultural Properties, Agency for Cultural Affairs Takamasa Saito pose at the opening ceremony of the 63rd Japan Traditional Kogei Exhibition, which runs through Oct. 3 at the Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Store, on Sept. 20. | YOSHIAKI MIURA