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January 23, 2016

French Ambassador Thierry Dana (center) is joined by, from left, President of Club de la Galette des Rois Susumu Shimada; House of Representatives member Yuriko Koike; House of Councilors member Akiko Santo; TV presenter and author Eriko Kusuta; Japan National Rugby Team member and Galette des Rois Ambassador Hitoshi Ono; Philippe Bigot, Honorary member of Club de la Galette des Rois in cutting a huge galette des rois (king cake) during an event to celebrate the new year and Epiphany at the ambassador's residence in Tokyo on Jan. 14. | YOSHIAKI MIURA
French Ambassador Thierry Dana (center) is joined by, from left, President of Club de la Galette des Rois Susumu Shimada; House of Representatives member Yuriko Koike; House of Councilors member Akiko Santo; TV presenter and author Eriko Kusuta; Japan National Rugby Team member and Galette des Rois Ambassador Hitoshi Ono; Philippe Bigot, Honorary member of Club de la Galette des Rois in cutting a huge galette des rois (king cake) during an event to celebrate the new year and Epiphany at the ambassador’s residence in Tokyo on Jan. 14. | YOSHIAKI MIURA


Noriaki Nakajima, executive director of the Rice Stable Support Organization (Public Interest Incorporated Association) poses with an ekiben (station lunch box) during an event celebrating the 130th anniversary of ekiben, for foreign press in Japan, titled "The Appeal of 'Ekiben' and 'Rice' Japanese Staple diet."  |  YOSHIAKI MIURA
Noriaki Nakajima, executive director of the Rice Stable Support Organization (Public Interest Incorporated Association) poses with an ekiben (station lunch box) during an event celebrating the 130th anniversary of ekiben, for foreign press in Japan, titled “The Appeal of ‘Ekiben’ and ‘Rice’ Japanese Staple diet.” | YOSHIAKI MIURA

Journalists experience the flavors of 100 ekiben from across Japan at The International House of Japan, in Tokyo on Jan. 14. |  YOSHIAKI MIURA
Journalists experience the flavors of 100 ekiben from across Japan at The International House of Japan, in Tokyo on Jan. 14. | YOSHIAKI MIURA


General Manager of Bvlgari Hotels & Resorts, Tokyo-Osaka Restaurants, Goffredo Dell' Appennino (back row, left), and Harumi Torii (back row, right), founder of the Kids Earth Fund, pose with children at an event announcing that a portion of the sales of chocolate products for Valentine's Day will go to the Kids Earth Fund at the Bvlgari Ginza Tower on Jan. 14. |  BVLGALI HOTELS & RESORTS
General Manager of Bvlgari Hotels & Resorts, Tokyo-Osaka Restaurants, Goffredo Dell’ Appennino (back row, left), and Harumi Torii (back row, right), founder of the Kids Earth Fund, pose with children at an event announcing that a portion of the sales of chocolate products for Valentine’s Day will go to the Kids Earth Fund at the Bvlgari Ginza Tower on Jan. 14. | BVLGALI HOTELS & RESORTS