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Honorary President Princess Takamado (center, front row) at Roppongi Hills on Oct. 10, with, from left, Thai Ambassador and Chairperson of the Executive Committee Bansarn Bunnag; Jana Ontkova; Hirofumi Nakasone; Timothy J. R. Mortel; Ecuador Ambassador Jaime Barberis and winner of the Ambassador Prize; and Chief of Protocol, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and executive committee member Kiminori Iwama; with jury special mentions and committee members (back row) of the "Meiji 150 years, Japan transforming — Through Diplomats' Eyes 2018'' exhibition. |   YOSHIAKI MIURA
Honorary President Princess Takamado (center, front row) at Roppongi Hills on Oct. 10, with, from left, Thai Ambassador and Chairperson of the Executive Committee Bansarn Bunnag; Jana Ontkova; Hirofumi Nakasone; Timothy J. R. Mortel; Ecuador Ambassador Jaime Barberis and winner of the Ambassador Prize; and Chief of Protocol, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and executive committee member Kiminori Iwama; with jury special mentions and committee members (back row) of the “Meiji 150 years, Japan transforming — Through Diplomats’ Eyes 2018” exhibition. | YOSHIAKI MIURA


Honorary President Princess Takamado with Timothy J. R. Mortel, the Prince Takamado Memorial Prize winner of the "Meiji 150 years, Japan transforming — Through Diplomats' Eyes 2018'' exhibition. |  YOSHIAKI MIURA
Honorary President Princess Takamado with Timothy J. R. Mortel, the Prince Takamado Memorial Prize winner of the “Meiji 150 years, Japan transforming — Through Diplomats’ Eyes 2018” exhibition. | YOSHIAKI MIURA


Jana Ontkova, winner of the Grand Prize with Hirofumi Nakasone, head of jury. |  YOSHIAKI MIURA
Jana Ontkova, winner of the Grand Prize with Hirofumi Nakasone, head of jury. | YOSHIAKI MIURA


Uganda Ambassador Betty Grace Akech-Okullo (center) with Kanrei Shirayuri Gakuen elementary school students who participated in the Association of International Music exchange for Children program. |  YOSHIAKI MIURA
Uganda Ambassador Betty Grace Akech-Okullo (center) with Kanrei Shirayuri Gakuen elementary school students who participated in the Association of International Music exchange for Children program. | YOSHIAKI MIURA


From left, Uganda Ambassador Betty Grace Akech-Okullo joins Uganda Minister of State for foreign Affairs Henry Oryem Okello, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Kenji Yamada, and Acting Chairperson of Japan-African Union (AU) Parliamentary Friendship Association Asahiko Mihara during a reception to celebrate of the 56th anniversary of Uganda Independence at Hotel Okura on Oct.9. |  HIROKO INOUE
From left, Uganda Ambassador Betty Grace Akech-Okullo joins Uganda Minister of State for foreign Affairs Henry Oryem Okello, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Kenji Yamada, and Acting Chairperson of Japan-African Union (AU) Parliamentary Friendship Association Asahiko Mihara during a reception to celebrate of the 56th anniversary of Uganda Independence at Hotel Okura on Oct.9. | HIROKO INOUE