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October 21, 2017

Spanish Ambasador Gonzalo de Benito (center) thanks guests in a toast with Iwao Horii (left), parliamentary vice-minister of the Foreign Ministry, and Carlos Ramos, director of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Japan, during a reception to celebrate Spain's national day at the embassy on Oct. 12. |  YOSHIAKI MIURA
Spanish Ambasador Gonzalo de Benito (center) thanks guests in a toast with Iwao Horii (left), parliamentary vice-minister of the Foreign Ministry, and Carlos Ramos, director of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Japan, during a reception to celebrate Spain’s national day at the embassy on Oct. 12. | YOSHIAKI MIURA


Nicaraguan Ambassador Saul Arana Castellon (right), Cuban Ambassador Carlos Miguel Pereira Hernandez (second from right), Venezuelan Ambassador Seiko Luis Ishikawa Kobayashi (second from left) and guest Angela Ayllon, charge d'affaires of the Bolivian Embassy, pose for a photo at the Cuban Embassy in Tokyo on Oct. 12. |  YOSHIAKI MIURA
Nicaraguan Ambassador Saul Arana Castellon (right), Cuban Ambassador Carlos Miguel Pereira Hernandez (second from right), Venezuelan Ambassador Seiko Luis Ishikawa Kobayashi (second from left) and guest Angela Ayllon, charge d’affaires of the Bolivian Embassy, pose for a photo at the Cuban Embassy in Tokyo on Oct. 12. | YOSHIAKI MIURA


The Kentaro Kaneko Award was founded to commemorate the centennial of the America-Japan Society, which was established in 1917. Yasuhiro Yabuzoe (center) from Wakayama Prefecture and John Ino (right), nephew of recipient Jean Tsuchiya of Los Angeles, California, were named as the first recipients of the award, posing for a photograph on Oct. 11 alongside Joe Price of San Diego, who received a special award. |  COURTESY OF THE AMERICA-JAPAN SOCIETY
The Kentaro Kaneko Award was founded to commemorate the centennial of the America-Japan Society, which was established in 1917. Yasuhiro Yabuzoe (center) from Wakayama Prefecture and John Ino (right), nephew of recipient Jean Tsuchiya of Los Angeles, California, were named as the first recipients of the award, posing for a photograph on Oct. 11 alongside Joe Price of San Diego, who received a special award. | COURTESY OF THE AMERICA-JAPAN SOCIETY