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July 15, 2017

Thirteen-year-old Briton Gracie Starkey receives a framed copy of her winning poem in the English haiku category ("Freshly mown grass/ clinging to my shoes/ my muddled thoughts") from Itoen President Daisuke Honjo at the 28th Itoen Oi Ocha New Haiku Contest at Imperial Hotel Tokyo on July 6. |  YOSHIAKI MIURA
Thirteen-year-old Briton Gracie Starkey receives a framed copy of her winning poem in the English haiku category (“Freshly mown grass/ clinging to my shoes/ my muddled thoughts”) from Itoen President Daisuke Honjo at the 28th Itoen Oi Ocha New Haiku Contest at Imperial Hotel Tokyo on July 6. | YOSHIAKI MIURA


Members of the Bangladeshi community in Japan gather at Oji, Tokyo, on July 1 to mark the first anniversary of the Dhaka terrorist attack that killed 28 people, including seven Japanese working in projects managed by the Japan International Cooperation Agency. |  RAHMAN MONI
Members of the Bangladeshi community in Japan gather at Oji, Tokyo, on July 1 to mark the first anniversary of the Dhaka terrorist attack that killed 28 people, including seven Japanese working in projects managed by the Japan International Cooperation Agency. | RAHMAN MONI


Rwandan Ambassador Venetia Sebudandi (center) celebrates Rwandan Independence Day with (from left) Eritrean Ambassador Estifanos Afeworki Haile; Kensuke Yoshizaki, deputy mayor of Koriyama; Shunsuke Takei, parliamentary vice-minister of foreign affairs; Ichiro Aisawa, chairperson of the Japan-African Union Parliamentary Friendship Association; Lower House lawmaker Emi Kaneko; Hachimantai Mayor Masahiko Tamura; and Toshiro Tamada, deputy mayor of Kobe, at Hotel Le Port Kojimachi on July 4. |  YOSHIAKI MIURA
Rwandan Ambassador Venetia Sebudandi (center) celebrates Rwandan Independence Day with (from left) Eritrean Ambassador Estifanos Afeworki Haile; Kensuke Yoshizaki, deputy mayor of Koriyama; Shunsuke Takei, parliamentary vice-minister of foreign affairs; Ichiro Aisawa, chairperson of the Japan-African Union Parliamentary Friendship Association; Lower House lawmaker Emi Kaneko; Hachimantai Mayor Masahiko Tamura; and Toshiro Tamada, deputy mayor of Kobe, at Hotel Le Port Kojimachi on July 4. | YOSHIAKI MIURA


Simmons President Masafumi Ito poses for a photograph during Simmons Summer Fair 2017 at Tokyo Garden Terrace Kioicho on July 6. |  YOSHIAKI MIURA
Simmons President Masafumi Ito poses for a photograph during Simmons Summer Fair 2017 at Tokyo Garden Terrace Kioicho on July 6. | YOSHIAKI MIURA