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Ambassador of the European Union Viorel Isticioaia-Budura (left), shares a toast with Kenji Kosaka, chairman of Japan-EU Parliamentary League of Friendship, and member of the House of Councillors during a reception to celebrate ‘‘Europe Day’’ at the Delegation of the European Union Europa House in Tokyo on May 12.
Ambassador of the European Union Viorel Isticioaia-Budura (left), shares a toast with Kenji Kosaka, chairman of Japan-EU Parliamentary League of Friendship, and member of the House of Councillors during a reception to celebrate ‘‘Europe Day’’ at the Delegation of the European Union Europa House in Tokyo on May 12. | YOSHIAKI MIURA

Jamila Al-Suwaidi (fourth from right), wife of the Ambassador of Qatar and President of the Society of Arab Ambassadors and Heads of Missions in Japan (SWAAJ), and other SWAAJ members present Make a Wish General Manager Hisako Ohno (center) and Make a Wish staff member Tomoko Suzuki (fourth from left), a donation for ¥400,000 from the proceeds of the 2015 Arab Charity Bazaar at a ceremony at the Make a Wish Japan office in Tokyo on May 12, to support children with life-threatening medical conditions.

Jamila Al-Suwaidi (fourth from right), wife of the Ambassador of Qatar and President of the Society of Arab Ambassadors and Heads of Missions in Japan (SWAAJ), and other SWAAJ members present Make a Wish General Manager Hisako Ohno (center) and Make a Wish staff member Tomoko Suzuki (fourth from left), a donation for ¥400,000 from the proceeds of the 2015 Arab Charity Bazaar at a ceremony at the Make a Wish Japan office in Tokyo on May 12, to support children with life-threatening medical conditions. | SWAAJ


Speakers at English Conference 2015 (from left) Tetsuya Yasukochi, representative director of the Practical English Promotion Systems Foundation; Sayuri Daimon, managing editor of The Japan Times; Ikuo Koike, professor emeritus at Keio University and Meikai University; Norio Murakami, president of Norio Murakami Office Co.; Meiji University professor Kosaku Dairokuno; and education ministry official Hideaki Kogo pose for a photo at the conference, held to mark the launch of the Association for Conversational English, at the International House of Japan in Tokyo on May 5.

Speakers at English Conference 2015 (from left) Tetsuya Yasukochi, representative director of the Practical English Promotion Systems Foundation; Sayuri Daimon, managing editor of The Japan Times; Ikuo Koike, professor emeritus at Keio University and Meikai University; Norio Murakami, president of Norio Murakami Office Co.; Meiji University professor Kosaku Dairokuno; and education ministry official Hideaki Kogo pose for a photo at the conference, held to mark the launch of the Association for Conversational English, at the International House of Japan in Tokyo on May 5. | HISASHI URASHIMA