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December 7, 2017

Kyrgyz Ambassador Chingiz Aidarbekov (center) poses for a photograph with Manabu Horii (left), parliamentary vice-minister of foreign affairs, and Gen Nakatani (right), head of the Japan-Kyrgyz Parliamentary Friendship League, during a reception at Imperial Hotel in Tokyo on Nov. 20 to celebrate the country's independence day. |  YOSHIAKI MIURA
Kyrgyz Ambassador Chingiz Aidarbekov (center) poses for a photograph with Manabu Horii (left), parliamentary vice-minister of foreign affairs, and Gen Nakatani (right), head of the Japan-Kyrgyz Parliamentary Friendship League, during a reception at Imperial Hotel in Tokyo on Nov. 20 to celebrate the country’s independence day. | YOSHIAKI MIURA


Rhythmic gymnast Sayuri Sugimoto, gymnasts Mai Murakami and Kenzo Shirai, and trampolinists Masaki Ito, and Ayano Kishi pose for a photo at Tokyo Prince Hotel on Nov. 28 during a sake barrel-breaking ceremony to celebrate the 2017 World Gymnastics Championships. | HIROKO INOUE
Rhythmic gymnast Sayuri Sugimoto, gymnasts Mai Murakami and Kenzo Shirai, and trampolinists Masaki Ito, and Ayano Kishi pose for a photo at Tokyo Prince Hotel on Nov. 28 during a sake barrel-breaking ceremony to celebrate the 2017 World Gymnastics Championships. | HIROKO INOUE