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Spain’s Cultural Counsellor Santiago Herrero Amigo (right), presents the Spanish Ambassador’s Award, to Tomonori Namiki of the Nippon.com Foundation at Casa de Espana in Shiba on March 24 for his achievements on a Spanish language exam organized by the Sociedad Hispanica del Japon and sponsored by the ministry of education and science.
Spain’s Cultural Counsellor Santiago Herrero Amigo (right), presents the Spanish Ambassador’s Award, to Tomonori Namiki of the Nippon.com Foundation at Casa de Espana in Shiba on March 24 for his achievements on a Spanish language exam organized by the Sociedad Hispanica del Japon and sponsored by the ministry of education and science. | THE FOUNDATION JAPAN SPANISH SOCIETY

Bangladesh Ambassador Masud Bin Momen (center) shares a toast with Kazuyuki Nakane, parliamentary vice-minister for foreign affairs (left), and Kiyohiko Toyama, vice president of the Japan-Bangladesh Parliamentarians’ League at a reception to celebrate the country’s 44th Anniversary of Independence and National Day at the Hotel Okura in Tokyo on March 26.

Bangladesh Ambassador Masud Bin Momen (center) shares a toast with Kazuyuki Nakane, parliamentary vice-minister for foreign affairs (left), and Kiyohiko Toyama, vice president of the Japan-Bangladesh Parliamentarians’ League at a reception to celebrate the country’s 44th Anniversary of Independence and National Day at the Hotel Okura in Tokyo on March 26. | YOSHIAKI MIURA


Actress Mao Daichi (fourth from right) and designer Yasumichi Morita (fifth from left) were appointed as new ambassadors of friendship for Destination France 2015 by French Ambassador to Japan Thierry Dana (sixth from left). Atout France, France’s Tourism Development Agency, launched a new campaign for the Destination France 2015 in Tokyo on March 24. The tag line of the campaign ‘‘Shunka Shuto Iromeku France’’ illustrates the richness and variety of cultural and gastronomic activities, events, landscapes and discoveries in each season and in all regions of France. Partners of the campaign, from left, Kenichiro Sasaki (HIS), Philippe Sauzedde (Laurent Perrier), Frederic Meyer (Atout France), Yann Gahier (Baccarat), Jean-Eudes de La Breteche (Air France), Claire Thuaudet (French Institute of Japan) and Chihiro Seki (Galeries Lafayette).

Actress Mao Daichi (fourth from right) and designer Yasumichi Morita (fifth from left) were appointed as new ambassadors of friendship for Destination France 2015 by French Ambassador to Japan Thierry Dana (sixth from left). Atout France, France’s Tourism Development Agency, launched a new campaign for the Destination France 2015 in Tokyo on March 24. The tag line of the campaign ‘‘Shunka Shuto Iromeku France’’ illustrates the richness and variety of cultural and gastronomic activities, events, landscapes and discoveries in each season and in all regions of France. Partners of the campaign, from left, Kenichiro Sasaki (HIS), Philippe Sauzedde (Laurent Perrier), Frederic Meyer (Atout France), Yann Gahier (Baccarat), Jean-Eudes de La Breteche (Air France), Claire Thuaudet (French Institute of Japan) and Chihiro Seki (Galeries Lafayette). | ATOUT FRANCE