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April 11, 2015

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks while the representative of the Permanent General Mission of Palestine and dean of the Arab diplomatic corps, Waleed Siam, looks on during an Arab Week reception and in celebration of Arab-Japan friendship at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Tokyo on April 6.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks while the representative of the Permanent General Mission of Palestine and dean of the Arab diplomatic corps, Waleed Siam, looks on during an Arab Week reception and in celebration of Arab-Japan friendship at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Tokyo on April 6. | YOSHIAKI MIURA
(front row, sixth from right), Arab ambassadors and others pose with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during the Arab Week reception at the Mandarin Oriental hotel on April 6.
(front row, sixth from right), Arab ambassadors and others pose with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during the Arab Week reception at the Mandarin Oriental hotel on April 6. | YOSHIAKI MIURA

The minister of foreign affairs of the Republic of Albania, Ditmir Bushati (center), poses with (from left) Diet Member Kazuyuki Hamada, Albanian Ambassador Bujar Dida, Honorary Consul of Albania in Japan Kyoko Spector, and Diet Member and Chairman of the Japan-Albania Parliamentary Friendship Association Hiroshi Hase at a welcome reception for Bushati at the Hotel Okura in Tokyo on April 6.

The minister of foreign affairs of the Republic of Albania, Ditmir Bushati (center), poses with (from left) Diet Member Kazuyuki Hamada, Albanian Ambassador Bujar Dida, Honorary Consul of Albania in Japan Kyoko Spector, and Diet Member and Chairman of the Japan-Albania Parliamentary Friendship Association Hiroshi Hase at a welcome reception for Bushati at the Hotel Okura in Tokyo on April 6. | ALBANIAN EMBASSY


Artist Kazuko Irie (foreground) explains her painting to Princess Takamado (left) while (from left) Maali Siam, wife of the representative of the Permanent General Mission of Palestine, Oman Ambassador Khalid al-Muslahi and his wife, Abeer Aisha, look on at the opening of

Artist Kazuko Irie (foreground) explains her painting to Princess Takamado (left) while (from left) Maali Siam, wife of the representative of the Permanent General Mission of Palestine, Oman Ambassador Khalid al-Muslahi and his wife, Abeer Aisha, look on at the opening of ‘Friendship through Art: Impressions & Expressions of Japanese Artists on the Arab World’ at Oman’s embassy in Tokyo on April 7. | YOSHIAKI MIURA