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November 19, 2018

From left: John Fritz, ambassador of Micronesia; Toshiko Abe, state minister for foreign affairs; Peter M. Christian, president of the Federated States of Micronesia; Lorin S. Robert, secretary of foreign affairs of the Federated States of Micronesia; Masanao Ozaki, governor of Kochi Prefecture; and congressional speaker Wesley W. Siminia celebrate the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and the Federated States of Micronesia as well as its independence day at Hotel New Otani on Nov. 2.
From left: John Fritz, ambassador of Micronesia; Toshiko Abe, state minister for foreign affairs; Peter M. Christian, president of the Federated States of Micronesia; Lorin S. Robert, secretary of foreign affairs of the Federated States of Micronesia; Masanao Ozaki, governor of Kochi Prefecture; and congressional speaker Wesley W. Siminia celebrate the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and the Federated States of Micronesia as well as its independence day at Hotel New Otani on Nov. 2. | YOSHIAKI MIURA


The Malaysia Fair made its debut in a three-day showcase held at Shinjuku Chuo Park from Nov. 2 to 4. Visitors were able to experience the country
The Malaysia Fair made its debut in a three-day showcase held at Shinjuku Chuo Park from Nov. 2 to 4. Visitors were able to experience the country’s diverse food, culture and traditional crafts. Takakazu Ogawa, president of the Japan Malaysia Association (front row, second from left), Dato’ Ahmad Izlan Idris, Malaysian ambassador to Japan (front row, third from left), Masataka Fujita, secretary-general for the ASEAN Japan Centre (front row, second from right) and Keiko Ushino, director of the Shinjuku City Office Multicultural Society Promotion Division (front row, right) participate in a ribbon-cutting. | EDLEEN OTHMAN


Masahiro Imamura, chairman of the Japan-Cambodia Parliamentary Friendship Association (left), Ung Rachana, Cambodian ambassador (second from left), Norikazu Suzuki, parliamentary vice-minister for foreign affairs (center), Haruhisa Handa, honorary consul of Cambodia in Fukuoka (second from right), and Hideo Yamada, honorary consul of Cambodia in Osaka (right), give a toast during a reception to celebrate the 65th anniversary of Cambodian independence at Hotel New Otani on Nov. 8.
Masahiro Imamura, chairman of the Japan-Cambodia Parliamentary Friendship Association (left), Ung Rachana, Cambodian ambassador (second from left), Norikazu Suzuki, parliamentary vice-minister for foreign affairs (center), Haruhisa Handa, honorary consul of Cambodia in Fukuoka (second from right), and Hideo Yamada, honorary consul of Cambodia in Osaka (right), give a toast during a reception to celebrate the 65th anniversary of Cambodian independence at Hotel New Otani on Nov. 8. | YOSHIAKI MIURA