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Ethiopian Ambassador Markos Tekle Rike (center) and his wife, Hiwot Tuffa Doycha (right) welcome Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Kazuyuki Nakane during a reception to celebrate the country
Ethiopian Ambassador Markos Tekle Rike (center) and his wife, Hiwot Tuffa Doycha (right) welcome Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Kazuyuki Nakane during a reception to celebrate the country’s National Day at the Hotel New Otani in Tokyo on June 24. | YOSHIAKI MIURA

One of Japan
One of Japan’s top golfers and 2014 Japanese Open champion, Yuta Ikeda (second from right), poses with Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Europe and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop (second from left), Katsuji Ebisawa (left), chairman of Japanese Golf Tour Organization, and Deputy head of Mission of the British Embassy, Julia Longbottom (right), at a ceremony naming him as Scotland’s first Goodwill Golf ambassador to Japan ahead of this month’s British Open Championship at St. Andrews, at the British Embassy in Tokyo on June 29. | YOSHIAKI MIURA

Mozambique Ambassador Belmiro Jose Malate (second from right) and his wife, Assa Guambe (center), join, from left, Chairman of Japan-Mozambique Business Friendship Association Masami Iijima; Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Kazuyuki Nakane; and President of the Association of African Economy and Development Japan ECA Committee Tetsuro Yano, during a reception to celebrate the country
Mozambique Ambassador Belmiro Jose Malate (second from right) and his wife, Assa Guambe (center), join, from left, Chairman of Japan-Mozambique Business Friendship Association Masami Iijima; Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Kazuyuki Nakane; and President of the Association of African Economy and Development Japan ECA Committee Tetsuro Yano, during a reception to celebrate the country’s 40th Anniversary of Independence at the Hotel Okura in Tokyo on June 26. | MIHARU SAITO

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Charge d’Affaires a.i. of Madagascar Rosette Rasoamanarivo (center) and her spouse Michael Rajoharimanama (right) take part in a cake-cutting ceremony with Japanese State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, Daishiro Yamagiwa, during a reception to celebrate of country’s the 55th Independence Day at the embassy in Tokyo on June 26. | YOSHIAKI MIURA