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June 25, 2016

French Ambassador Thierry Dana (center), Reconstruction Minister, Minister in charge of Revival from the Nuclear Accident at Fukushima Tsuyoshi Takagi (left) and Fukushima Prefecture Gov. Masao Uchibori hold fresh produce from the prefecture at a press conference before the "DINER D'AMITIE FRANCE FUKUSHIMA" (France-Fukushima friendship dinner), which aims to revitalize the region. | YOSHIAKI MIURA
French Ambassador Thierry Dana (center), Reconstruction Minister, Minister in charge of Revival from the Nuclear Accident at Fukushima Tsuyoshi Takagi (left) and Fukushima Prefecture Gov. Masao Uchibori hold fresh produce from the prefecture at a press conference before the “DINER D’AMITIE FRANCE FUKUSHIMA” (France-Fukushima friendship dinner), which aims to revitalize the region. | YOSHIAKI MIURA

Legendary chansonnier Charles Aznavour makes a toast at the dinner at the Ambassador's residence in Tokyo on June 17. | YOSHIAKI MIURA
Legendary chansonnier Charles Aznavour makes a toast at the dinner at the Ambassador’s residence in Tokyo on June 17. | YOSHIAKI MIURA


(From left) Miss Sake Japan Sayuri Tanaka; Tohoku Meijo Co. President Junji Sato; National Research Institute of Brewing President Nami Goto; Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association Chairman Shigeyuki Shinohara; National Tax Agency Commissioner Hidenori Sakota; Tenzan Sake Brewery Chairman Kensuke Shichida; and mascot Ochoko-kun cut the ribbon to kick off the 10th Anniversary of the Japanese Sake Fair, the Japan Sake Brewers Association's annual public sake tasting event in the Sunshiine City complex in the Ikebukuro district of Tokyo on June 18. | YOSHIAKI MIURA
(From left) Miss Sake Japan Sayuri Tanaka; Tohoku Meijo Co. President Junji Sato; National Research Institute of Brewing President Nami Goto; Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association Chairman Shigeyuki Shinohara; National Tax Agency Commissioner Hidenori Sakota; Tenzan Sake Brewery Chairman Kensuke Shichida; and mascot Ochoko-kun cut the ribbon to kick off the 10th Anniversary of the Japanese Sake Fair, the Japan Sake Brewers Association’s annual public sake tasting event in the Sunshiine City complex in the Ikebukuro district of Tokyo on June 18. | YOSHIAKI MIURA


Director of the Mexican Tourism Board Guillermo Eguiarte (left) poses with his wife Lolita and Mexican Embassy chef Victor Vazquez at a Mexican cultural and culinary lecture at the Hattori Nutrition College in Tokyo on June 11. | MAKI YAMAMOTO-ARAKAWA
Director of the Mexican Tourism Board Guillermo Eguiarte (left) poses with his wife Lolita and Mexican Embassy chef Victor Vazquez at a Mexican cultural and culinary lecture at the Hattori Nutrition College in Tokyo on June 11. | MAKI YAMAMOTO-ARAKAWA


Cameroon Ambassador Pierre Ndzengue (center) prepares to make a toast with (from left) Asahiko Mihara, member of the House of Representatives; the ambassador's wife Alphonsine; Yasumu Sakamoto, former Nakatsue mayor and present director of the Nakatsue Village Earth Foundation; and State Minister for Financial Affairs Manabu Sakai at a reception to celebrate the country's 44th National Day at the Marriott Hotel in Tokyo on June 20. | YOSHIAKI MIURA
Cameroon Ambassador Pierre Ndzengue (center) prepares to make a toast with (from left) Asahiko Mihara, member of the House of Representatives; the ambassador’s wife Alphonsine; Yasumu Sakamoto, former Nakatsue mayor and present director of the Nakatsue Village Earth Foundation; and State Minister for Financial Affairs Manabu Sakai at a reception to celebrate the country’s 44th National Day at the Marriott Hotel in Tokyo on June 20. | YOSHIAKI MIURA


President of "Meijiza" (Theater) Co. Yoshihiro Mita (center) poses with E Plus Deputy CEO Naoya Kurami (left), Mitsui Fudosan Co. Nihonbashi Urban Planning Development Department General Manager Takayasu Ueda (right) and performers at a press conference and preview announcing the Sept. 7 debut of the "SAKURA -JAPAN IN THE BOX-" evening theater program by Meijiza (Theater) Co. at Meijiza, Nihonbashi Hamacho in Tokyo on June 20. | YOSHIAKI MIURA
President of “Meijiza” (Theater) Co. Yoshihiro Mita (center) poses with E Plus Deputy CEO Naoya Kurami (left), Mitsui Fudosan Co. Nihonbashi Urban Planning Development Department General Manager Takayasu Ueda (right) and performers at a press conference and preview announcing the Sept. 7 debut of the “SAKURA -JAPAN IN THE BOX-” evening theater program by Meijiza (Theater) Co. at Meijiza, Nihonbashi Hamacho in Tokyo on June 20. | YOSHIAKI MIURA