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Terumi Fujisaki (second from right) won the Prime Minister's Cup, while Sari Ichise (second from left) was awarded the U.S. Ambassador's Plaque, at the 39th annual Japan-U.S. Fulbright Charity Golf Tournament at the Totsuka Country Club in Kanagawa Prefecture on Oct. 26. Also pictured are the U.S. Embassy's Minister Counselor for Public Affairs Margot Carrington (left) and Fulbright Alumni Association of Japan President Chitoo Bunno. | YOSHIAKI MIURA
Terumi Fujisaki (second from right) won the Prime Minister’s Cup, while Sari Ichise (second from left) was awarded the U.S. Ambassador’s Plaque, at the 39th annual Japan-U.S. Fulbright Charity Golf Tournament at the Totsuka Country Club in Kanagawa Prefecture on Oct. 26. Also pictured are the U.S. Embassy’s Minister Counselor for Public Affairs Margot Carrington (left) and Fulbright Alumni Association of Japan President Chitoo Bunno. | YOSHIAKI MIURA

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida (center), Health, Labor and Welfare Minister Yasuhisa Shiozaki (third from left) and Mie Gov. Eikei Suzuki (third from right), along with Diet members from Mie (from left) Norio Mitsuya, Norihisa Tamura, Katsuya Okada and Masaharu Nakagawa participate in a kagamiwari sake barrel-breaking ceremony celebrating next year's Ise-Shima G-7 Summit at the Iikura Guesthouse in Tokyo on Oct. 27. | YOSHIAKI MIURA
Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida (center), Health, Labor and Welfare Minister Yasuhisa Shiozaki (third from left) and Mie Gov. Eikei Suzuki (third from right), along with Diet members from Mie (from left) Norio Mitsuya, Norihisa Tamura, Katsuya Okada and Masaharu Nakagawa participate in a kagamiwari sake barrel-breaking ceremony celebrating next year’s Ise-Shima G-7 Summit at the Iikura Guesthouse in Tokyo on Oct. 27. | YOSHIAKI MIURA

Turkish Ambassador Bulent Meric (center) joins Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Minister Keiichi Ishii (left) and Chairman of the Keidanren Japan-Turkey Economic Committee, Kazuaki Kama, during a reception to celebrate the 92nd Anniversary of Turkey National Day at the Imperial Hotel Tokyo on Oct. 28. |  YOSHIAKI MIURA
Turkish Ambassador Bulent Meric (center) joins Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Minister Keiichi Ishii (left) and Chairman of the Keidanren Japan-Turkey Economic Committee, Kazuaki Kama, during a reception to celebrate the 92nd Anniversary of Turkey National Day at the Imperial Hotel Tokyo on Oct. 28. | YOSHIAKI MIURA

Shochu (distilled spirits) advisor Sayuri Kokusho (center) raises a glass during "A ceremony celebrating Honkaku Shochu & Awamori on Nov. 1" with sake and shochu makers' representatives (from left) Akira Terahara, director Okuchi Shuzo Co.; Tateo Himeno, chairman of the Subcommittee on Shochu Promotion of the Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association and president of Himeizumi Shuzo Co.; Toshiro Yamagata, president of Yamagata Honten Co.; and Tsutomu Oshiro, president of Chuko Awamori Distillery Co., at Tokyo Skytree on Nov. 1.  |  YOSHIAKI MIURA
Shochu (distilled spirits) advisor Sayuri Kokusho (center) raises a glass during “A ceremony celebrating Honkaku Shochu & Awamori on Nov. 1” with sake and shochu makers’ representatives (from left) Akira Terahara, director Okuchi Shuzo Co.; Tateo Himeno, chairman of the Subcommittee on Shochu Promotion of the Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association and president of Himeizumi Shuzo Co.; Toshiro Yamagata, president of Yamagata Honten Co.; and Tsutomu Oshiro, president of Chuko Awamori Distillery Co., at Tokyo Skytree on Nov. 1. | YOSHIAKI MIURA