Images / Times Gallery

September 10, 2016

Vietnamese Ambassador Nguyen Quoc Coung (center) and his wife Hoang Thi Minh Ha welcome Secretary-General of the Liberal Democratic Party and Chairman of the Japan-Vietnam Parliamentary Friendship League Toshihiro Nikai during a reception celebrating the 71st Anniversary of Vietnam's National Day at the embassy in Tokyo on August 31. | YOSHIAKI MIURA
Vietnamese Ambassador Nguyen Quoc Coung (center) and his wife Hoang Thi Minh Ha welcome Secretary-General of the Liberal Democratic Party and Chairman of the Japan-Vietnam Parliamentary Friendship League Toshihiro Nikai during a reception celebrating the 71st Anniversary of Vietnam’s National Day at the embassy in Tokyo on August 31. | YOSHIAKI MIURA


From left: Zengoro Eiraku, of the Eiraku family, Tokyo National Museum Honorary Member Seizo Hayashiya and Managing Executive Officer and General Manager of Mitsukoshi Nihombashi Yoji Naka examine  Hishaku ladles of the Kuroda family at a preview of "The Ten Craftsmen of Senke—Appreciating the Art of the Tea Ceremony" exhibition on Aug. 31. The exhibition is being held at Mitsukoshi Nihonbashi's seventh-floor gallery through Sept. 12. | YOSHIAKI MIURA
From left: Zengoro Eiraku, of the Eiraku family, Tokyo National Museum Honorary Member Seizo Hayashiya and Managing Executive Officer and General Manager of Mitsukoshi Nihombashi Yoji Naka examine Hishaku ladles of the Kuroda family at a preview of “The Ten Craftsmen of Senke—Appreciating the Art of the Tea Ceremony” exhibition on Aug. 31. The exhibition is being held at Mitsukoshi Nihonbashi’s seventh-floor gallery through Sept. 12. | YOSHIAKI MIURA


Turkish Ambassador Ahmet Bulent Meric (fourth from left) is joined by President of The Japan Times Takeharu Tsutsumi; iKASD Istanbul Intercultural Art Dialogues Association Curator Beste Gurasu; House of Representatives member Hirofumi Kado; House of Councilors member Kanae Yamamoto; and Shibuya Ward Culture and Intercity Relations Department Director Toru Funamoto at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for "Matrakci Nasuh: 16th Century Genius," organized under the auspices of the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey, by the iKASD Istanbul Intercultural Art Dialogues Association) at Shibuya Culture Center Owada on Sept. 1. | YOSHIAKI MIURA
Turkish Ambassador Ahmet Bulent Meric (fourth from left) is joined by President of The Japan Times Takeharu Tsutsumi; iKASD Istanbul Intercultural Art Dialogues Association Curator Beste Gurasu; House of Representatives member Hirofumi Kado; House of Councilors member Kanae Yamamoto; and Shibuya Ward Culture and Intercity Relations Department Director Toru Funamoto at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for “Matrakci Nasuh: 16th Century Genius,” organized under the auspices of the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey, by the iKASD Istanbul Intercultural Art Dialogues Association) at Shibuya Culture Center Owada on Sept. 1. | YOSHIAKI MIURA


The wife of the ambassador of Iceland, Gudrun Solonsdottir (second from left) poses with the Chairman of Icelandic Chamber of Commerce in Japan and CEO of Takanawa Cosmetics Bolli Thoroddsen (right), his wife Asta Fjeldsted (third from left) and chef Yusuke Odaka during an Icelandic culinary and beauty lesson at Hattori Nutrition College on Sept. 3. | MAKI YAMAMOTO-ARAKAWA
The wife of the ambassador of Iceland, Gudrun Solonsdottir (second from left) poses with the Chairman of Icelandic Chamber of Commerce in Japan and CEO of Takanawa Cosmetics Bolli Thoroddsen (right), his wife Asta Fjeldsted (third from left) and chef Yusuke Odaka during an Icelandic culinary and beauty lesson at Hattori Nutrition College on Sept. 3. | MAKI YAMAMOTO-ARAKAWA