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February 4, 2019

Myanmar's ambassador, Thurain Thant Zin (center), and his wife, Khin Soe Naung (right), welcome Minister for Reconstruction Hiromichi Watanabe during a reception to celebrate the anniversary of Myanmar's 71st independence day at the embassy on Jan. 24. | YOSHIAKI MIURA
Myanmar’s ambassador, Thurain Thant Zin (center), and his wife, Khin Soe Naung (right), welcome Minister for Reconstruction Hiromichi Watanabe during a reception to celebrate the anniversary of Myanmar’s 71st independence day at the embassy on Jan. 24. | YOSHIAKI MIURA


Peter Langan (far left), president of The Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan (FCCJ), leads a toast at a kagamiwari (breaking open a sake barrel) ceremony with (from left) FCCJ General Manager Marcus Fishenden; Upper House lawmaker Mitsuko Ishii; journalist Bobbie van der List; and FCCJ Director Daniel Sloan at the FCCJ's "Hacks & Flacks'' new year party at the Marunouchi Nijubashi Building on Jan. 25. | HIROKO INOUE
Peter Langan (far left), president of The Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan (FCCJ), leads a toast at a kagamiwari (breaking open a sake barrel) ceremony with (from left) FCCJ General Manager Marcus Fishenden; Upper House lawmaker Mitsuko Ishii; journalist Bobbie van der List; and FCCJ Director Daniel Sloan at the FCCJ’s “Hacks & Flacks” new year party at the Marunouchi Nijubashi Building on Jan. 25. | HIROKO INOUE


Angela Ayllon (second from right), charge d'affaires of Bolivia, poses with (from left) a man dressed as El Ekeko, a god of luck and prosperity; Jaime Morales, a representative of Centro Cultural Latinoamericano Yokohama; and Victor Ugarte, director of Instituto Cervantes Tokio, during the opening ceremony of the second "Fair of the Alasita 2019: The Ritual Tours," which was registered in UNESCO's Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2017, at the Cervantes Institute in Tokyo on Jan. 30. | YOSHIAKI MIURA
Angela Ayllon (second from right), charge d’affaires of Bolivia, poses with (from left) a man dressed as El Ekeko, a god of luck and prosperity; Jaime Morales, a representative of Centro Cultural Latinoamericano Yokohama; and Victor Ugarte, director of Instituto Cervantes Tokio, during the opening ceremony of the second “Fair of the Alasita 2019: The Ritual Tours,” which was registered in UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2017, at the Cervantes Institute in Tokyo on Jan. 30. | YOSHIAKI MIURA