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Ten Arab ambassadors and representatives, (Dean and Palestine Representative in Japan Waleed Siam, back row, fifth from right) and 11 Latin American and Caribbean Ambassadors (Dean and Honduras Ambassador Marlene Villela Talbott, front row, center) at a
Ten Arab ambassadors and representatives, (Dean and Palestine Representative in Japan Waleed Siam, back row, fifth from right) and 11 Latin American and Caribbean Ambassadors (Dean and Honduras Ambassador Marlene Villela Talbott, front row, center) at a ‘Friendly Dinner of Partnership’ for strengthening relationships at the Oman Embassy in Tokyo on May 12. | ARAB COUNCIL

hai Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister (ninth from left) Tanasak Patimapragon, poses with (to his left) Thai Ambassador to Japan Sihasak Phuangketkeow and (to his right) former Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda and others during the opening ceremony of the Thai Festival 2015,

hai Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister (ninth from left) Tanasak Patimapragon, poses with (to his left) Thai Ambassador to Japan Sihasak Phuangketkeow and (to his right) former Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda and others during the opening ceremony of the Thai Festival 2015, ‘Have a RICE Day!!’ at Yoyogi Park in Tokyo on May 16. | YOSHIAKI MIURA


Saudi Minister of Economy and Planning H.E. Eng. Adel Fakih (second from left) shakes hands with Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Vice-Minister for International Affairs Norihiko Ishiguro (second from right) alongside Governor of the Saudi Arabia General Investment Authority H.E. Eng. Abdullatif Al-Othman (left) and Saudi Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for Information and Technology Affairs H.H. Prince Mohammed bin Saud bin Khalid, (right) at a Saudi Arabia-Japan Forum dinner, celebrating the 60th anniversary of Saudi-Japanese diplomatic relations at The Ritz-Carlton Tokyo on May 18.

Saudi Minister of Economy and Planning H.E. Eng. Adel Fakih (second from left) shakes hands with Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Vice-Minister for International Affairs Norihiko Ishiguro (second from right) alongside Governor of the Saudi Arabia General Investment Authority H.E. Eng. Abdullatif Al-Othman (left) and Saudi Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for Information and Technology Affairs H.H. Prince Mohammed bin Saud bin Khalid, (right) at a Saudi Arabia-Japan Forum dinner, celebrating the 60th anniversary of Saudi-Japanese diplomatic relations at The Ritz-Carlton Tokyo on May 18. | YOSHIAKI MIURA


The 2015 JACCC (Japanese American Cultural and Community Center) Japan Delegation visits The Japan Times on May 20 to strengthen relationships between the U.S. and Japan: (From back left) Glenn T. Inanaga; Dolly Oishi; President of The Japan Times Takeharu Tsutsumi; Co-Chair of the Board of Governors Yoshihiro Sano; Director of Development & Marketing Helen Ota; Artistic Director Hirokazu Kosaka; (From front left) Supporter Tomio Ito; President and CEO Leslie Ito; Chair of the Board of Directors George Tanaka; and Gil Garcetti.

The 2015 JACCC (Japanese American Cultural and Community Center) Japan Delegation visits The Japan Times on May 20 to strengthen relationships between the U.S. and Japan: (From back left) Glenn T. Inanaga; Dolly Oishi; President of The Japan Times Takeharu Tsutsumi; Co-Chair of the Board of Governors Yoshihiro Sano; Director of Development & Marketing Helen Ota; Artistic Director Hirokazu Kosaka; (From front left) Supporter Tomio Ito; President and CEO Leslie Ito; Chair of the Board of Directors George Tanaka; and Gil Garcetti. | YOSHIAKI MIURA