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The 'Hidden Japan 2015 — through Diplomats' Eyes' photo exhibition award ceremony took place at Roppongi Hills in Tokyo on Oct. 8. Attila Erdos, minister counsellor from the Hungarian Embassy receives the Prince Takamado Memorial Prize from Princess Takamado.
The ‘Hidden Japan 2015 — through Diplomats’ Eyes’ photo exhibition award ceremony took place at Roppongi Hills in Tokyo on Oct. 8. Attila Erdos, minister counsellor from the Hungarian Embassy receives the Prince Takamado Memorial Prize from Princess Takamado. | YOSHIAKI MIURA
Ambassador of Pakistan Farukh Amil receives the Grand Prize from Ambassador of the Philippines and Chairperson of the Executive Committee Manuel M. Lopez.
Ambassador of Pakistan Farukh Amil receives the Grand Prize from Ambassador of the Philippines and Chairperson of the Executive Committee Manuel M. Lopez. | YOSHIAKI MIURA
The winners pose with Jury Special Mention award winners, jury members, sponsors and Princess Takamado. A Total of 67 members of the diplomatic corps from 42 countries took part in this event.
The winners pose with Jury Special Mention award winners, jury members, sponsors and Princess Takamado. A Total of 67 members of the diplomatic corps from 42 countries took part in this event. | YOSHIAKI MIURA

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (left) receives an honorary doctorate from Waseda University President Kaoru Kamata during a conferral ceremony at the university's Masaru Ibuka Auditorium in Tokyo on Oct. 8. | YOSHIAKI MIURA
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (left) receives an honorary doctorate from Waseda University President Kaoru Kamata during a conferral ceremony at the university’s Masaru Ibuka Auditorium in Tokyo on Oct. 8. | YOSHIAKI MIURA

Priyanka Naik, an 18-year-old student from India, and model Hikari Mori hold messages during a "Because I am a Girl" campaign event for "International Day of the Girl Child'' on Oct. 11, at United Nations University in Tokyo. The event was sponsored by Plan Japan. | YOSHIAKI MIURA
Priyanka Naik, an 18-year-old student from India, and model Hikari Mori hold messages during a “Because I am a Girl” campaign event for “International Day of the Girl Child” on Oct. 11, at United Nations University in Tokyo. The event was sponsored by Plan Japan. | YOSHIAKI MIURA

Shen Suu-tsun, representative of the Taipei Economic      and Cultural Representative Office in Japan, speaks at      a reception to celebrate Double Ten Day and the 104th anniversary of the Xinhai Revolution in Tokyo on Oct. 8. | THE TAIPEI ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE IN JAPAN
Shen Suu-tsun, representative of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in Japan, speaks at a reception to celebrate Double Ten Day and the 104th anniversary of the Xinhai Revolution in Tokyo on Oct. 8. | THE TAIPEI ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE IN JAPAN

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill (third from right) and his wife Lynda Babao (third from left) pose with, from left, Anna Dusava, wife of the Papua New Guinean ambassador; Papua New Guinea Ambassador Gabriel Dusava; Chairman of the Japan-PNG Parliamentary League Kazunori Tanaka; and the Chairman of the Japan-PNG Association Katsuo Yamashita at a reception on Oct. 13, during O'Neill's official working visit to Japan. | YOSHIAKI MIURA
Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill (third from right) and his wife Lynda Babao (third from left) pose with, from left, Anna Dusava, wife of the Papua New Guinean ambassador; Papua New Guinea Ambassador Gabriel Dusava; Chairman of the Japan-PNG Parliamentary League Kazunori Tanaka; and the Chairman of the Japan-PNG Association Katsuo Yamashita at a reception on Oct. 13, during O’Neill’s official working visit to Japan. | YOSHIAKI MIURA