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December 24, 2018

Kenyan Ambassador S.K. Maina (center) and his wife, Rose Maina (third from right), raise a toast with (from left) Jun Karube, chairman of Toyota Tsusho and the honorary consul for Kenya; State Minister for Foreign Affairs Masahisa Sato; Yasuhiko Yokoi, chairman of the Committee on Africa-Japan Relations; Nobuhide Hayashi, chairman of Mizuho; and Nobuhiro Endo, chairman of NEC, during a reception to celebrate Kenya
Kenyan Ambassador S.K. Maina (center) and his wife, Rose Maina (third from right), raise a toast with (from left) Jun Karube, chairman of Toyota Tsusho and the honorary consul for Kenya; State Minister for Foreign Affairs Masahisa Sato; Yasuhiko Yokoi, chairman of the Committee on Africa-Japan Relations; Nobuhide Hayashi, chairman of Mizuho; and Nobuhiro Endo, chairman of NEC, during a reception to celebrate Kenya’s 55th anniversary of independence at the Tokyo Marriott Hotel on Dec. 12. | YOSHIAKI MIURA


Qatari Ambassador Hassan Bin Mohammed Rafei Al-Emadi (right) shakes hands with Foreign Minister Taro Kono (left) during a reception to celebrate the anniversary of  Sheikh Jassim Bin Mohamed Bin Thani
Qatari Ambassador Hassan Bin Mohammed Rafei Al-Emadi (right) shakes hands with Foreign Minister Taro Kono (left) during a reception to celebrate the anniversary of Sheikh Jassim Bin Mohamed Bin Thani’s accession to the throne at the Imperial Hotel on Dec. 13. | YOSHIAKI MIURA


Indonesian Ambassador Arifin Tasrif (third from left) raises a toast with (from left) Rachmat Gobel, investment envoy for the Indonesian President to Japan; Shigeo Ohyagi, senior adviser for Teijin Ltd.; and Naoki Kuroda, vice president of the Japan Indonesia Association, during a closing reception to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Japan-Indonesia diplomatic relations at the ambassador
Indonesian Ambassador Arifin Tasrif (third from left) raises a toast with (from left) Rachmat Gobel, investment envoy for the Indonesian President to Japan; Shigeo Ohyagi, senior adviser for Teijin Ltd.; and Naoki Kuroda, vice president of the Japan Indonesia Association, during a closing reception to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Japan-Indonesia diplomatic relations at the ambassador’s residence on Dec. 4. | YOSHIAKI MIURA


Honduran Ambassador Hector Alejandro Palma Cerna (second from right) and CEO of Maruyama Coffee Co, Ltd. Kentaro Maruyama (second from left) pose with Kaoru Kamiyama (far left), who came fifth in the World Brewers Cup 2018, and Miki Suzuki (far right), who came second in the World Barista Championship 2017, at the Marysabe Caballero from Honduras Special Night coffee-tasting event at Maruyama Coffee
Honduran Ambassador Hector Alejandro Palma Cerna (second from right) and CEO of Maruyama Coffee Co, Ltd. Kentaro Maruyama (second from left) pose with Kaoru Kamiyama (far left), who came fifth in the World Brewers Cup 2018, and Miki Suzuki (far right), who came second in the World Barista Championship 2017, at the Marysabe Caballero from Honduras Special Night coffee-tasting event at Maruyama Coffee’s Omotesando store on Dec. 14. | YOSHIAKI MIURA