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February 13, 2016

Sri Lanka Ambassador Dammika Ganganath Disanayake lights a traditional oil lamp during an event celebrating the 68th anniversary of the independence of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, at Kotani Hall, Reiyukai in Tokyo on Feb. 4. | YOSHIAKI MIURA
Sri Lanka Ambassador Dammika Ganganath Disanayake lights a traditional oil lamp during an event celebrating the 68th anniversary of the independence of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, at Kotani Hall, Reiyukai in Tokyo on Feb. 4. | YOSHIAKI MIURA


Marcus Bauder (right), the new general manager of the Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo, shakes hands with outgoing GM Jens Moesker, who is being promoted to area manager and general manager of the Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto, during a reception at the hotel in Tokyo on Feb. 4. | YOSHIAKI MIURA
Marcus Bauder (right), the new general manager of the Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo, shakes hands with outgoing GM Jens Moesker, who is being promoted to area manager and general manager of the Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto, during a reception at the hotel in Tokyo on Feb. 4. | YOSHIAKI MIURA


Nicaraguan Ambassador Saul Arana (fourth from left) poses with Latin American ambassadors; the Spanish ambassador; guest speakers Naohito Watanabe (third from left), senior deputy director, Global Environment Division, International Cooperation Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Norio Shimizu (second from right), Sofia University professor; Antonio Gil de Carrasco (right), director of the Instituto Cervantes Tokyo; Yasushi Takase (fourth from right), director-general, Latin American and Caribbean Affairs Bureau, MOFA; and others at an event, the "100th anniversary of the death of  the immortal Nicaraguan poet Ruben Dario (1867-1916)," at the Latin America Salon in Tokyo on Feb. 8. | YOSHIAKI MIURA
Nicaraguan Ambassador Saul Arana (fourth from left) poses with Latin American ambassadors; the Spanish ambassador; guest speakers Naohito Watanabe (third from left), senior deputy director, Global Environment Division, International Cooperation Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Norio Shimizu (second from right), Sofia University professor; Antonio Gil de Carrasco (right), director of the Instituto Cervantes Tokyo; Yasushi Takase (fourth from right), director-general, Latin American and Caribbean Affairs Bureau, MOFA; and others at an event, the “100th anniversary of the death of the immortal Nicaraguan poet Ruben Dario (1867-1916),” at the Latin America Salon in Tokyo on Feb. 8. | YOSHIAKI MIURA