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Nicaraguan Ambassador Saul Arana Castellon (left) leads a toast with Masahisa Sato, senior vice minister for foreign affairs, during a reception to celebrate Nicaragua's national day at Instituto Cervantes in Tokyo on Sept. 14. |  YOSHIAKI MIURA
Nicaraguan Ambassador Saul Arana Castellon (left) leads a toast with Masahisa Sato, senior vice minister for foreign affairs, during a reception to celebrate Nicaragua’s national day at Instituto Cervantes in Tokyo on Sept. 14. | YOSHIAKI MIURA


(From left) Shintaro Konishi, chairman of the Belgian Beer Weekend organizing committee; Belgian Ambassador Gunther Sleeuwagen; Yoshimasa Hayashi, minister of education, culture, sports, science and technology; Jun Yokota, vice president of the Japan-Belgium Society; Bernard de le Court, secretary-general of the Belgium-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce; and Hiromitsu Kuramoto, president of the Belgium-Luxembourg Market Council, attend the opening ceremony of Belgian Beer Weekend 2017 at Roppongi Hills in Tokyo on Sept. 14. |  HIROYUKI TOMIE
(From left) Shintaro Konishi, chairman of the Belgian Beer Weekend organizing committee; Belgian Ambassador Gunther Sleeuwagen; Yoshimasa Hayashi, minister of education, culture, sports, science and technology; Jun Yokota, vice president of the Japan-Belgium Society; Bernard de le Court, secretary-general of the Belgium-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce; and Hiromitsu Kuramoto, president of the Belgium-Luxembourg Market Council, attend the opening ceremony of Belgian Beer Weekend 2017 at Roppongi Hills in Tokyo on Sept. 14. | HIROYUKI TOMIE


French Ambassador Laurent Pic (second from left) and Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike (right) pose for a photograph with Olympic athletes Kojiro Shiraishi (left) and Yukiko Ebata (second from right) at a reception in Tokyo on Sept. 14 following an announcement that Paris had been selected to host the 2024 Olympics. |  COURTESY OF THE FRENCH EMBASSY
French Ambassador Laurent Pic (second from left) and Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike (right) pose for a photograph with Olympic athletes Kojiro Shiraishi (left) and Yukiko Ebata (second from right) at a reception in Tokyo on Sept. 14 following an announcement that Paris had been selected to host the 2024 Olympics. | COURTESY OF THE FRENCH EMBASSY