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April 30, 2016

British Minister of State at the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs George Eustice (third from right) poses with suppliers representing, from left, Tiny Rebel beer; The British Bottle Company wine; Macallan whisky; Perry's cider; and Sipsmith & Fever-tree gin and tonic, at a "Food is GREAT," pop-up bar at the British embassy in Tokyo on April 22. |  YOSHIAKI MIURA
British Minister of State at the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs George Eustice (third from right) poses with suppliers representing, from left, Tiny Rebel beer; The British Bottle Company wine; Macallan whisky; Perry’s cider; and Sipsmith & Fever-tree gin and tonic, at a “Food is GREAT,” pop-up bar at the British embassy in Tokyo on April 22. | YOSHIAKI MIURA


Thirteen contestants from 12 embassies took part in the 19th annual Japanese Speech Contest for Foreign Embassy Officials in Tokyo at the Akasaka Kumin Center on April 23. Fakhriddin Ergashev (Uzbekistan) receives the Foreign Minister's Award from Daisuke Okabe, director of cultural affairs and overseas public relations at the Foreign Ministry. | YOSHIAKI MIURA
Thirteen contestants from 12 embassies took part in the 19th annual Japanese Speech Contest for Foreign Embassy Officials in Tokyo at the Akasaka Kumin Center on April 23. Fakhriddin Ergashev (Uzbekistan) receives the Foreign Minister’s Award from Daisuke Okabe, director of cultural affairs and overseas public relations at the Foreign Ministry. | YOSHIAKI MIURA

Education Minister's Prize winner Jeremy Edwards (U.S.A). | YOSHIAKI MIURA
Education Minister’s Prize winner Jeremy Edwards (U.S.A). | YOSHIAKI MIURA

Cultural Affairs Agency Prize winner Jamilya Kulashbekova (Kazakhstan). | YOSHIAKI MIURA
Cultural Affairs Agency Prize winner Jamilya Kulashbekova (Kazakhstan). | YOSHIAKI MIURA

Participants, judges and organizers pose for a group photo. | YOSHIAKI MIURA
Participants, judges and organizers pose for a group photo. | YOSHIAKI MIURA


TV personality and sake lover Shunichi Kawai (center) poses with recipients of The Fine Sake Awards, Japan 2016, at Roppongi Academy Hills on April 19. | HIROKO INOUE
TV personality and sake lover Shunichi Kawai (center) poses with recipients of The Fine Sake Awards, Japan 2016, at Roppongi Academy Hills on April 19. | HIROKO INOUE


The President of the Association of Wives of African Ambassadors in Japan (AWAAJ), Alphonsine B. Ndzengue, wife of the ambassador of Cameroon, speaks at the association's charity dinner and dance, with proceeds this year going to Fukushima Support Net Sado and other charity organizations in Japan and Africa. | AWAAJ
The President of the Association of Wives of African Ambassadors in Japan (AWAAJ), Alphonsine B. Ndzengue, wife of the ambassador of Cameroon, speaks at the association’s charity dinner and dance, with proceeds this year going to Fukushima Support Net Sado and other charity organizations in Japan and Africa. | AWAAJ

AWAAJ members pose at the dinner at the Tokyo Marriott Hotel on April 22. | AWAAJ
AWAAJ members pose at the dinner at the Tokyo Marriott Hotel on April 22. | AWAAJ


Thai Ambassador Bansarn Bunnag (second from left) and the Director of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Tokyo Office Pattaraanong Na Chiangami (right) pose with Muay Thai fighters at a press conference announcing the 2016 Thai Festival (May 14-15 at Tokyo's Yoyogi Park) at the Japan National Press Club on April 26. | YOSHIAKI MIURA
Thai Ambassador Bansarn Bunnag (second from left) and the Director of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Tokyo Office Pattaraanong Na Chiangami (right) pose with Muay Thai fighters at a press conference announcing the 2016 Thai Festival (May 14-15 at Tokyo’s Yoyogi Park) at the Japan National Press Club on April 26. | YOSHIAKI MIURA