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Argentinian Ambassador Alan Beraud (left) poses for a photo alongside Mitsunari Okamoto, parliamentary vice-minister for foreign affairs, during an event to celebrate the 120th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Argentina and Japan at the ambassador's official residence on Dec. 19. |  YOSHIAKI MIURA
Argentinian Ambassador Alan Beraud (left) poses for a photo alongside Mitsunari Okamoto, parliamentary vice-minister for foreign affairs, during an event to celebrate the 120th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Argentina and Japan at the ambassador’s official residence on Dec. 19. | YOSHIAKI MIURA


Moldovan Ambassador Vasile Bumacov (left) and his wife, Ludmila, raise their glasses during a toast with Manabu Horii, parliamentary vice-minister for foreign affairs, during a campaign to promote Moldovan wine and products such as nuts, dried fruit and honey by the Moldova Investment and Exports Promotion Organization in Japan at Hotel Okura Tokyo on Dec. 18. |  YOSHIAKI MIURA
Moldovan Ambassador Vasile Bumacov (left) and his wife, Ludmila, raise their glasses during a toast with Manabu Horii, parliamentary vice-minister for foreign affairs, during a campaign to promote Moldovan wine and products such as nuts, dried fruit and honey by the Moldova Investment and Exports Promotion Organization in Japan at Hotel Okura Tokyo on Dec. 18. | YOSHIAKI MIURA


Spanish Ambassador Gonzalo de Benito (left) shakes hands with Minoru Kiuchi, former state minister for foreign affairs and a member of Japan-Spain Parliamentary Friendship League, after presenting him with an Order of Civil Merit at the ambassador's residence on Dec. 12. |   COURTESY OF THE SPANISH EMBASSY
Spanish Ambassador Gonzalo de Benito (left) shakes hands with Minoru Kiuchi, former state minister for foreign affairs and a member of Japan-Spain Parliamentary Friendship League, after presenting him with an Order of Civil Merit at the ambassador’s residence on Dec. 12. | COURTESY OF THE SPANISH EMBASSY