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From left, Japan Tea Association Senior Managing Director Shinichi Inada; Sri Lanka Ambassador Dammika Ganganath Disanayake; Director (Promotion) of the Sri Lanka Tea Board Premala Srikantha; and freelance announcer Anton Wicky pose at a Sri Lanka-Japan tea trade dinner at Happo-en in Tokyo on March 11. | YOSHIAKI MIURA
From left, Japan Tea Association Senior Managing Director Shinichi Inada; Sri Lanka Ambassador Dammika Ganganath Disanayake; Director (Promotion) of the Sri Lanka Tea Board Premala Srikantha; and freelance announcer Anton Wicky pose at a Sri Lanka-Japan tea trade dinner at Happo-en in Tokyo on March 11. | YOSHIAKI MIURA


Christian Geltinger, chief representative of Invest in Bavaria — the business promotion agency of the Free State of Bavaria — Japan Office speaks a seminar which was held in the city of Saitama March 4. | SAITAMA CITY
Christian Geltinger, chief representative of Invest in Bavaria — the business promotion agency of the Free State of Bavaria — Japan Office speaks a seminar which was held in the city of Saitama March 4. | SAITAMA CITY


The "Kitsune no Yomeiri" (Wedding Parade of the Foxes), featuring women wearing white kimono and made up to look like foxes, is currently underway in Kyoto. Dace Penke (left), the wife of the Latvian ambassador, and Monica Riquetti Ulloa, the wife of the Uruguayan ambassador, pose in kimono at Kodaji Temple on March 12. The event runs through March 21. |  TAKAHIRO HAYASHI
The “Kitsune no Yomeiri” (Wedding Parade of the Foxes), featuring women wearing white kimono and made up to look like foxes, is currently underway in Kyoto. Dace Penke (left), the wife of the Latvian ambassador, and Monica Riquetti Ulloa, the wife of the Uruguayan ambassador, pose in kimono at Kodaji Temple on March 12. The event runs through March 21. | TAKAHIRO HAYASHI


President of Smiles Co. Masamichi Toyama (right) poses with Shinsaku Asano, CEO of World Library, in front of an oversized picture book. The 100 Spoons restaurant in Azamino, Kanagawa Prefecture (operated by Smiles Co.), hosted a storytelling event on March 13 with a foreign book that was translated into Japanese and printed extra large to amuse children. The restaurant is creating opportunities for children to socialize using translated foreign picture books. | WORLDLIBRARY
President of Smiles Co. Masamichi Toyama (right) poses with Shinsaku Asano, CEO of World Library, in front of an oversized picture book. The 100 Spoons restaurant in Azamino, Kanagawa Prefecture (operated by Smiles Co.), hosted a storytelling event on March 13 with a foreign book that was translated into Japanese and printed extra large to amuse children. The restaurant is creating opportunities for children to socialize using translated foreign picture books. | WORLDLIBRARY