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Thai Minister of Foreign Affairs Don Pramudwinai (sixth from left) and State Minister for Foreign Affairs Seiji Kihara shake hands during 17th Thai Festival opening ceremony at Yoyogi Park in Tokyo on May 14. Also present for the celebration of Thai food, drink, dance, music, culture and events were Thai Ambassador Bansarn Bunnag (fifth from left), Thai Minister of Industry Atchaka Sibunruang (fifth from right) and other supporters. | YOSHIAKI MIURA
Thai Minister of Foreign Affairs Don Pramudwinai (sixth from left) and State Minister for Foreign Affairs Seiji Kihara shake hands during 17th Thai Festival opening ceremony at Yoyogi Park in Tokyo on May 14. Also present for the celebration of Thai food, drink, dance, music, culture and events were Thai Ambassador Bansarn Bunnag (fifth from left), Thai Minister of Industry Atchaka Sibunruang (fifth from right) and other supporters. | YOSHIAKI MIURA


The Ambassador of the Federated States of Micronesia John Fritz (right), his wife Momoe and Yukio Hattori, president of Nutrition College pose following a Micronesian cultural and culinary seminar at Hattori Nutrition College in Tokyo on April 16. | MAKI YAMAMOTO-ARAKAWA
The Ambassador of the Federated States of Micronesia John Fritz (right), his wife Momoe and Yukio Hattori, president of Nutrition College pose following a Micronesian cultural and culinary seminar at Hattori Nutrition College in Tokyo on April 16. | MAKI YAMAMOTO-ARAKAWA


Vice Minister of the Economy of the Republic of Lithuania Marius Skarupskas (right), shares a toast with Lithuanian Ambassador to Japan Egidijus Meilunas (left) and Tatsumi Yamazaki (center), chairman of the Japan Bioindustry Association Steering Committee, at a welcome reception at the Lithuanian embassy on May 11. | YOSHIAKI MIURA
Vice Minister of the Economy of the Republic of Lithuania Marius Skarupskas (right), shares a toast with Lithuanian Ambassador to Japan Egidijus Meilunas (left) and Tatsumi Yamazaki (center), chairman of the Japan Bioindustry Association Steering Committee, at a welcome reception at the Lithuanian embassy on May 11. | YOSHIAKI MIURA


Indonesian Ambassador Yusron Ihza Mahendra (second from left) and his wife, Lusiana (left) pose with (from left) Princess Takamado, former Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda, Yukio Hattori, president of Hattori Nutrition College; and Kiyoko Fukuda during the launch of the monthlong Indonesian Culinary Fair Tokyo 2016 — The Taste of Indonesia event, at Annex Tower, Shinagawa Prince Hotel on May 16. | YOSHIAKI MIURA
Indonesian Ambassador Yusron Ihza Mahendra (second from left) and his wife, Lusiana (left) pose with (from left) Princess Takamado, former Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda, Yukio Hattori, president of Hattori Nutrition College; and Kiyoko Fukuda during the launch of the monthlong Indonesian Culinary Fair Tokyo 2016 — The Taste of Indonesia event, at Annex Tower, Shinagawa Prince Hotel on May 16. | YOSHIAKI MIURA