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December 30, 2017

Kazakhstan Ambassador Yerlan Baudarbek-Kozhatayev (center) and his wife, Manshuk, welcome Manabu Horii, parliamentary vice-minister of foreign affairs, during a reception to celebrate of the 26th anniversary of the Republic of Kazakhstan's independence at Hotel Okura Tokyo on Dec. 19. | YOSHIAKI MIURA
Kazakhstan Ambassador Yerlan Baudarbek-Kozhatayev (center) and his wife, Manshuk, welcome Manabu Horii, parliamentary vice-minister of foreign affairs, during a reception to celebrate of the 26th anniversary of the Republic of Kazakhstan’s independence at Hotel Okura Tokyo on Dec. 19. | YOSHIAKI MIURA


Kenichi Kubota, president of Ootoya Holdings Co., speaks at a news conference on Dec. 18 at the Jiji Press Building to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Ootoya restaurant chain. Ootoya has more than 350 stores in Japan and 100 stores in other parts of Asia and America. | YOSHIAKI MIURA
Kenichi Kubota, president of Ootoya Holdings Co., speaks at a news conference on Dec. 18 at the Jiji Press Building to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Ootoya restaurant chain. Ootoya has more than 350 stores in Japan and 100 stores in other parts of Asia and America. | YOSHIAKI MIURA


Vietnam Air Japan General Manager Vu Nguyen Khoi (right) poses with a Ramo Fruitas Cafe employee in Tokyo's Ginza district on Dec. 13. to introduce Fruiche, a drink created in collaboration with the cafe. | RINA HASEGAWA
Vietnam Air Japan General Manager Vu Nguyen Khoi (right) poses with a Ramo Fruitas Cafe employee in Tokyo’s Ginza district on Dec. 13. to introduce Fruiche, a drink created in collaboration with the cafe. | RINA HASEGAWA