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Algerian Ambassador Mohamed El Amine Bencherif (left) welcomes Yoshihiro Shigehisa, chairman emeritus of the JGC group, during a reception to celebrate the country's 61st National Day at the Residence of Algeria in Tokyo on Nov. 2. | YOSHIAKI MIURA
Algerian Ambassador Mohamed El Amine Bencherif (left) welcomes Yoshihiro Shigehisa, chairman emeritus of the JGC group, during a reception to celebrate the country’s 61st National Day at the Residence of Algeria in Tokyo on Nov. 2. | YOSHIAKI MIURA

The annual Arab Fashion Show — organized by the Society of Wives of Arab Ambassadors and Heads of Mission in Japan (SWAAJ) in collaboration with Bunka Gakuen University — took place on Nov. 2, At Bunka Gakuen University in Tokyo. |  SWAAJ
The annual Arab Fashion Show — organized by the Society of Wives of Arab Ambassadors and Heads of Mission in Japan (SWAAJ) in collaboration with Bunka Gakuen University — took place on Nov. 2, At Bunka Gakuen University in Tokyo. | SWAAJ
SWAAJ President Jamila Al-Suwaidi (back row, fourth from right), wife of the Ambassador of Qatar and SWAAJ Vice President Maali Siam (third from left), wife of the of the Palestine representative in Japan pose with SWAAJ members. |  SWAAJ
SWAAJ President Jamila Al-Suwaidi (back row, fourth from right), wife of the Ambassador of Qatar and SWAAJ Vice President Maali Siam (third from left), wife of the of the Palestine representative in Japan pose with SWAAJ members. | SWAAJ

Tunisian Ambassador Kais Darragi (right) poses with Miss Tunisia Wahiba Arres during a reception organized at the ambassador's residence on Nov. 6 to celebrate her participation in the Miss International Beauty Pageant 2015. | YOSHIAKI MIURA
Tunisian Ambassador Kais Darragi (right) poses with Miss Tunisia Wahiba Arres during a reception organized at the ambassador’s residence on Nov. 6 to celebrate her participation in the Miss International Beauty Pageant 2015. | YOSHIAKI MIURA

From left, chef of Il Ghiottone Yasuhiro Sasajima; Misayo Nihei; Director of the U.S. Agricultural Trade Office Rachel Nelson; Miss Sake 2015 Sachie Ogawa; Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Yoji Muto; Vice Chairman of the Board, Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association Yoshiro Okamoto; President of Hakutsuru Sake Brewing Co. Kenji Kano; and Director of TOC Co. Yoshinori Matsuzaki participate in a kagamiwari sake barrel-breaking ceremony to kick off a "Joy of Sake" tasting event at the Gotanda TOC Building in Tokyo on Nov. 5. | YOSHIAKI MIURA
From left, chef of Il Ghiottone Yasuhiro Sasajima; Misayo Nihei; Director of the U.S. Agricultural Trade Office Rachel Nelson; Miss Sake 2015 Sachie Ogawa; Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Yoji Muto; Vice Chairman of the Board, Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association Yoshiro Okamoto; President of Hakutsuru Sake Brewing Co. Kenji Kano; and Director of TOC Co. Yoshinori Matsuzaki participate in a kagamiwari sake barrel-breaking ceremony to kick off a “Joy of Sake” tasting event at the Gotanda TOC Building in Tokyo on Nov. 5. | YOSHIAKI MIURA

Russian Sake tasting master Dmitry Bulakh (left) along with Argentinian Nicolas Koreni, global community producer, Cafe Company, promotes sake to foreign visitors at a sake tasting event organized by Tokyo Harvest at Roppongi Hills Arena in Tokyo on Nov. 7. | YOSHIAKI MIURA
Russian Sake tasting master Dmitry Bulakh (left) along with Argentinian Nicolas Koreni, global community producer, Cafe Company, promotes sake to foreign visitors at a sake tasting event organized by Tokyo Harvest at Roppongi Hills Arena in Tokyo on Nov. 7. | YOSHIAKI MIURA

About 600 junior high school students participated in the "Junior Challenge Japan" event at Kidzania in Tokyo's Koto Ward on Nov. 7. The event included seminars on the global environment, ICT and a variety of activities such as experiencing Japanese culture and iPhone programming. | YOSHIAKI MIURA
About 600 junior high school students participated in the “Junior Challenge Japan” event at Kidzania in Tokyo’s Koto Ward on Nov. 7. The event included seminars on the global environment, ICT and a variety of activities such as experiencing Japanese culture and iPhone programming. | YOSHIAKI MIURA
Yoshiomi Tamai (center), founder and president of ASHINAGA (a group that provides educational support for orphaned and bereaved students worldwide), poses with participants and Einosuke Sumitani (right), CEO of the KCJ Group, which operates Kidzania. | YOSHIAKI MIURA
Yoshiomi Tamai (center), founder and president of ASHINAGA (a group that provides educational support for orphaned and bereaved students worldwide), poses with participants and Einosuke Sumitani (right), CEO of the KCJ Group, which operates Kidzania. | YOSHIAKI MIURA