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A barrel of sake is broken by guests at Japanese Sake Fair 2017 at Ikebukuro Sunshine City on June 16. Participants are (from left) National Research Institute of Brewing President Nami Goto; Norio Yamana, deputy commissioner of the Commissioner's Secretariat at the National Tax Agency; Shigeyuki Shinohara, chairman of the Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association; Liberian Ambassador Youngor Sevelee Telewada; Marshall Islands Ambassador Tom Kijiner; and Yoshinori Ohsumi, honorary professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology and winner of the 2016 Nobel Prize in physiology and medicine. |  YOSHIAKI MIURA
A barrel of sake is broken by guests at Japanese Sake Fair 2017 at Ikebukuro Sunshine City on June 16. Participants are (from left) National Research Institute of Brewing President Nami Goto; Norio Yamana, deputy commissioner of the Commissioner’s Secretariat at the National Tax Agency; Shigeyuki Shinohara, chairman of the Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association; Liberian Ambassador Youngor Sevelee Telewada; Marshall Islands Ambassador Tom Kijiner; and Yoshinori Ohsumi, honorary professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology and winner of the 2016 Nobel Prize in physiology and medicine. | YOSHIAKI MIURA

Guests are (from left) Ohsumi; Sri Lankan Ambassador Dammika Ganganath Disanayake; Shintaro Konishi from Konishi Brewing Co.; Belgian Ambassador Gunther Sleeuwagen; and Belgian First Secretary Brent Van Tassel. |  YOSHIAKI MIURA
Guests are (from left) Ohsumi; Sri Lankan Ambassador Dammika Ganganath Disanayake; Shintaro Konishi from Konishi Brewing Co.; Belgian Ambassador Gunther Sleeuwagen; and Belgian First Secretary Brent Van Tassel. | YOSHIAKI MIURA


Indian Ambassador Sujan R. Chinoy (center) poses for a photo with (from left) Toshitsugu Wada, the principal of Taimei Elementary School, Tokyo; Japan Sports Agency Commissioner Daichi Suzuki; Hiroshi Yamada, Upper House member and secretary-general of the Parliamentary League for the Promotion of Yoga in Japan; and Miss Japan Priyanka Yoshikawa on the third International Day of Yoga in Taimei Elementary School in Ginza on June 18. |  PHOTO COURTESY OF INDIA EMBASSY
Indian Ambassador Sujan R. Chinoy (center) poses for a photo with (from left) Toshitsugu Wada, the principal of Taimei Elementary School, Tokyo; Japan Sports Agency Commissioner Daichi Suzuki; Hiroshi Yamada, Upper House member and secretary-general of the Parliamentary League for the Promotion of Yoga in Japan; and Miss Japan Priyanka Yoshikawa on the third International Day of Yoga in Taimei Elementary School in Ginza on June 18. | PHOTO COURTESY OF INDIA EMBASSY


Chilean Ambassador Gustavo Ayares (right) and Lorena Villegas, dean of Temuco Catholic University's Faculty of Arts and Humanities Chile, pose for a photo at the opening reception of an exhibition titled "Dreams of Rutrafe: Mapuche Silver Ornaments," which is on display at the Instituto Cervantes in Tokyo until July 17. |  YOSHIAKI MIURA
Chilean Ambassador Gustavo Ayares (right) and Lorena Villegas, dean of Temuco Catholic University’s Faculty of Arts and Humanities Chile, pose for a photo at the opening reception of an exhibition titled “Dreams of Rutrafe: Mapuche Silver Ornaments,” which is on display at the Instituto Cervantes in Tokyo until July 17. | YOSHIAKI MIURA