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(From left) Exhibitors from Kyoto, ceramist Masatake Fukumori and Murasakino Wakuden President Aya Kuwamura, share a toast with Managing Executive Officer and General Manager of the Mitsukoshi Nihombashi Store, Yoji Naka, at an opening ceremony for the "Wakuden, Work & Pleasure" exhibition, which runs until May 10, at Gallery Life Mining in the Mitsukoshi Nihombashi Store on April 13. | YOSHIAKI MIURA
(From left) Exhibitors from Kyoto, ceramist Masatake Fukumori and Murasakino Wakuden President Aya Kuwamura, share a toast with Managing Executive Officer and General Manager of the Mitsukoshi Nihombashi Store, Yoji Naka, at an opening ceremony for the “Wakuden, Work & Pleasure” exhibition, which runs until May 10, at Gallery Life Mining in the Mitsukoshi Nihombashi Store on April 13. | YOSHIAKI MIURA


From left, Advisor to Chairman, State Department of Vine and Wine Giorgi Tevzadze, The Japan Times President Takeharu Tsutsumi and Georgian Ambassador Levan Tsintsadze pose in front of the Georgian wine booth following a seminar on Georgia's traditional Qvevri wine making at Wine & Gourmet Japan 2016, at Tokyo Big Sight on April 13. | RINA HASEGAWA
From left, Advisor to Chairman, State Department of Vine and Wine Giorgi Tevzadze, The Japan Times President Takeharu Tsutsumi and Georgian Ambassador Levan Tsintsadze pose in front of the Georgian wine booth following a seminar on Georgia’s traditional Qvevri wine making at Wine & Gourmet Japan 2016, at Tokyo Big Sight on April 13. | RINA HASEGAWA


Iranian Ambassador Reza Nazarahari (second from left) shakes hands with Lower House member Yasutoshi Nishimura. They are flanked by Iranian Military Attache to Japan Capt. Farrokh Movaghar Hassani (left) and Special Adviser to the Minister of Defense Shigeru Iwasaki during a reception to celebrate "Iran's Armed Forces Day" at the embassy in Tokyo on April 15. | YOSHIAKI MIURA
Iranian Ambassador Reza Nazarahari (second from left) shakes hands with Lower House member Yasutoshi Nishimura. They are flanked by Iranian Military Attache to Japan Capt. Farrokh Movaghar Hassani (left) and Special Adviser to the Minister of Defense Shigeru Iwasaki during a reception to celebrate “Iran’s Armed Forces Day” at the embassy in Tokyo on April 15. | YOSHIAKI MIURA


British Ambassador Tim Hitchens (right) shares a toast with Speaker of the House of Representatives Tadamori Oshima during a reception to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's 90th birthday at the ambassador's residence in Tokyo on April 19. | YOSHIAKI MIURA
British Ambassador Tim Hitchens (right) shares a toast with Speaker of the House of Representatives Tadamori Oshima during a reception to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday at the ambassador’s residence in Tokyo on April 19. | YOSHIAKI MIURA