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October 24, 2015

Vincents restaurant chef Martins Ritins (right) from Latvia joins Latvian Ambassador Normans Penke, at a press conference and tasting of Latvian traditional foods promoting his events in Japan next month at the embassy in Tokyo on Oct. 14. | YOSHIAKI MIURA
Vincents restaurant chef Martins Ritins (right) from Latvia joins Latvian Ambassador Normans Penke, at a press conference and tasting of Latvian traditional foods promoting his events in Japan next month at the embassy in Tokyo on Oct. 14. | YOSHIAKI MIURA

Belgian chocolatier Pierre Marcolini (second from right) poses with Belgian Ambassador Gunther Sleeuwagen (left) and Yushi Tajima, president of The Cream of the Crop and Co., on a visit to Japan to announce new products for next St. Valentine's and White days at the Belgian embassy in Tokyo on Oct. 15.  | YOSHIAKI MIURA
Belgian chocolatier Pierre Marcolini (second from right) poses with Belgian Ambassador Gunther Sleeuwagen (left) and Yushi Tajima, president of The Cream of the Crop and Co., on a visit to Japan to announce new products for next St. Valentine’s and White days at the Belgian embassy in Tokyo on Oct. 15. | YOSHIAKI MIURA

Spanish Ambassador Gonzalo de Benito (left) and his wife, Esther  share a toast with former State Minister for Foreign Affairs Minoru Kiuchi, during a reception to celebrate the country's National Day at the embassy in Tokyo on Oct. 15. | YOSHIAKI MIURA
Spanish Ambassador Gonzalo de Benito (left) and his wife, Esther share a toast with former State Minister for Foreign Affairs Minoru Kiuchi, during a reception to celebrate the country’s National Day at the embassy in Tokyo on Oct. 15. | YOSHIAKI MIURA

Japan National Tourism Organization President Ryoichi Matsuyama (left) and Mayor of London Boris Johnson prepare to take part in a ceremony to break open a sake barrel at the ANA InterContinental Hotel on Oct. 15 as part of a British Chamber of Commerce in Japan event. | BCCJ NINA OIKI
Japan National Tourism Organization President Ryoichi Matsuyama (left) and Mayor of London Boris Johnson prepare to take part in a ceremony to break open a sake barrel at the ANA InterContinental Hotel on Oct. 15 as part of a British Chamber of Commerce in Japan event. | BCCJ NINA OIKI