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Azerbaijan Ambassador Gursel Ismayilzada (left) welcomes, Akira Amari, chairman of the Japan-Azerbaijan Parliamentary Friendship League, minister in charge of economic revitalization and state minister for economic and fiscal policy, during a reception to celebrate the country
Azerbaijan Ambassador Gursel Ismayilzada (left) welcomes, Akira Amari, chairman of the Japan-Azerbaijan Parliamentary Friendship League, minister in charge of economic revitalization and state minister for economic and fiscal policy, during a reception to celebrate the country’s Republic Day at the Okura Hotel on May 27. | YOSHIAKI MIURA

Argentine Ambassador Raul Dejean (center) and his wife Teresa welcome Natsuo Yamaguchi, leader of Komeito during a reception to celebrate the country

Argentine Ambassador Raul Dejean (center) and his wife Teresa welcome Natsuo Yamaguchi, leader of Komeito during a reception to celebrate the country’s National Day at the official residence in Tokyo on May 26. | ARGENTINE EMBASSY


Georgia Ambassador Levan Tsintsadze (center) welcomes, from left, Yasutoshi Nishimura, secretary-general of the Japan-Georgia Parliamentary Friendship League, and Minoru Kiuchi, state minister for foreign affairs, during a reception to celebrate the country

Georgia Ambassador Levan Tsintsadze (center) welcomes, from left, Yasutoshi Nishimura, secretary-general of the Japan-Georgia Parliamentary Friendship League, and Minoru Kiuchi, state minister for foreign affairs, during a reception to celebrate the country’s the Independence Day at the Hotel Okura on May 28. | YOSHIAKI MIURA


British Ambassador Tim Hitchens (front row, center), Shinjiro Komatsu, director-general, Elementary and Secondary Education Bureau, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) (third from left, front row), Jeff Streeter, director, Japan, British Council (second from right, front row) and about 50 English teachers from junior high schools around Japan gathered at the British Council Office in Tokyo on May 27. The Ambassador and MEXT officials observed British Council trainers delivering MEXT

British Ambassador Tim Hitchens (front row, center), Shinjiro Komatsu, director-general, Elementary and Secondary Education Bureau, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) (third from left, front row), Jeff Streeter, director, Japan, British Council (second from right, front row) and about 50 English teachers from junior high schools around Japan gathered at the British Council Office in Tokyo on May 27. The Ambassador and MEXT officials observed British Council trainers delivering MEXT’s central training as part of the Leaders of English Education Project (LEEP) which aims to raise the standards of English teaching in schools throughout the country. | BRITISH COUNCIL


Mitsuko Konoma (right), president of The Tokyo Women

Mitsuko Konoma (right), president of The Tokyo Women’s Club, hands a donation to Sayuri Daimon, managing editor of The Japan Times, for The Japan Times Readers’ Fund during the club’s annual luncheon at the Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel on June 1. The club raised ¥200,000 for the annual charity drive, which runs through Dec. 31, to help needy people in Asia. | YOSHIAKI MIURA