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The Embassy of the Philippines held a launch party for the book "History and Heritage of The Kudan: The Official Residence of the Philippine Ambassador to Japan" on Nov. 10. Yoko Ono (center), who lived in the home as a child, accepts a copy of the book from Philippine Ambassador Manuel M. Lopez (left). | YOSHIAKI MIURA
The Embassy of the Philippines held a launch party for the book “History and Heritage of The Kudan: The Official Residence of the Philippine Ambassador to Japan” on Nov. 10. Yoko Ono (center), who lived in the home as a child, accepts a copy of the book from Philippine Ambassador Manuel M. Lopez (left). | YOSHIAKI MIURA
(From left), Katsunobu Kato, the state minister in charge of building a society in which all 100 million people can play an active role; Yoko Ono; Ambassador Lopez; the ambassador's wife Maria Teresa Lopez; State Minister for Foreign Affairs Yoji Muto; and former Foreign Minister Hirofumi Nakasone. | YOSHIAKI MIURA
(From left), Katsunobu Kato, the state minister in charge of building a society in which all 100 million people can play an active role; Yoko Ono; Ambassador Lopez; the ambassador’s wife Maria Teresa Lopez; State Minister for Foreign Affairs Yoji Muto; and former Foreign Minister Hirofumi Nakasone. | YOSHIAKI MIURA

Angola Ambassador Joao Miguel Vahekeni (center) is joined in a cake-cutting ceremony by Namibia Ambassador Sophia Namupa Nangombe (left) and Albert X. Kirchman, president & CEO Head of Daimler Trucks Asia, during a reception to celebrate Angola's 40th Anniversary of Independence at the Tokyo Marriott Hotel on Nov. 11. | KAORU KUWABARA
Angola Ambassador Joao Miguel Vahekeni (center) is joined in a cake-cutting ceremony by Namibia Ambassador Sophia Namupa Nangombe (left) and Albert X. Kirchman, president & CEO Head of Daimler Trucks Asia, during a reception to celebrate Angola’s 40th Anniversary of Independence at the Tokyo Marriott Hotel on Nov. 11. | KAORU KUWABARA

Filipino painter Rom Villaseran poses on Nov. 13 at the opening reception for his exhibition, "Garden in the Pond," which runs until Nov. 28, at KASHIMA ARTS, in Kyobashi, Tokyo. | YOSHIAKI MIURA
Filipino painter Rom Villaseran poses on Nov. 13 at the opening reception for his exhibition, “Garden in the Pond,” which runs until Nov. 28, at KASHIMA ARTS, in Kyobashi, Tokyo. | YOSHIAKI MIURA

Bangladesh Ambassador Masud Bin Momen (left) shakes hands with Takeharu Tsutsumi, president of The Japan Times, during a courtesy visit on Nov. 13. |  YOSHIAKI MIURA
Bangladesh Ambassador Masud Bin Momen (left) shakes hands with Takeharu Tsutsumi, president of The Japan Times, during a courtesy visit on Nov. 13. | YOSHIAKI MIURA