Ex-New Guinea PM recognized

| May 14, 2015

Ex-New Guinea PM recognized

The embassy of Papua New Guinea held a reception to celebrate former Prime Minister Sir Michael Somare receiving an honorary award from Japan; the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun, at the Hotel New Otani Tokyo on May 7. The reception ...

80 years of ties between Japan and Central America

| Apr 1, 2015

80 years of ties between Japan and Central America

Celebrating the 80th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between Japan and five Central American countries, a commemorative reception was held on March 25 in Tokyo. Co-organized by the embassies of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, the event was attended by representatives ...

Japanese edition of Turkmen poet’s work

| Nov 25, 2014

Japanese edition of Turkmen poet’s work

A ceremony to celebrate the publication of the Japanese version of the works of Turkmen poet Magtymguly Pyragy was held on Nov. 20 in Tokyo. Magtymguly (1724-ca. 1807) was a Turkmen philosophical poet who made significant efforts to secure independence and autonomy for his ...

Raising children Swedish style

| Oct 15, 2014

Raising children Swedish style

Children and parents enjoyed Swedish products for kids during the Sweden Kids Week event last weekend at the Embassy of Sweden in Tokyo. It is an important opportunity for manufacturers to meet their users and listen to them, Swedish Ambassador Magnus Robach said to ...

In commemoration of Lithuanian Jews

| Sep 22, 2014

In commemoration of Lithuanian Jews

Sept. 23 is Lithuania’s Holocaust Memorial Day that pays tribute to the victims of the destruction of Vilnius ghetto in 1943. Prior to this national memorial day remembering the Genocide of Lithuanian Jews, a presentation of a book on Jews who escaped wartime persecution ...

Exchange constructive for Mexican students

| Aug 11, 2014

Exchange constructive for Mexican students

A group of Mexican students gave speeches in Japanese at the Mexican Embassy last week to cap the month-long Japan-Mexico Student Exchange Program, which ran from July 12. As part of the projects commemorating the 400th Anniversary of the visit to Mexico of a ...

| Jun 10, 2014

Appeal for Serbian flood relief aid

In the wake of the recent floods and heavy rainfall in Serbia, donations, which can be made at the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Tokyo, are being sought. Since March, Serbia has been hit by heavy rain, which caused flooding in many ...

Japan seen through diplomats' eyes

| Apr 30, 2014

Japan seen through diplomats' eyes

An event to promote the photo exhibition “Japan through Diplomats’ Eyes” was held on April 23 at the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Tokyo. Since its inception in 1998, the exhibition has been held annually and features photographs taken by diplomats, their family members ...

Philippine historical landmark in Tokyo

| Mar 4, 2014

Philippine historical landmark in Tokyo

On March 3, a marker declaring the Philippine Ambassador’s official residence a national historical landmark was unveiled at the building in Fujimi in Tokyo’s Chiyoda Ward. A five minute’s walk from the Imperial Palace, the residence sits on a 4,500 sq. meter piece of ...