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March 18, 2019

The opening ceremony of the 44th edition of the Foodex Japan international food and beverage trade show at Makuhari Messe, Chiba Prefecture, on March 5. |  YOSHIAKI MIURA
The opening ceremony of the 44th edition of the Foodex Japan international food and beverage trade show at Makuhari Messe, Chiba Prefecture, on March 5. | YOSHIAKI MIURA


Ukrainian Ambassador Ihor Kharchenko (far left) and staff promote Ukrainian produce at the event. |  YOSHIAKI MIURA
Ukrainian Ambassador Ihor Kharchenko (far left) and staff promote Ukrainian produce at the event. | YOSHIAKI MIURA


EU Ambassador to Japan Patricia Flor (center) poses with Director-General of the European Commission for Agriculture and Rural Development Jerzy Plewa (left) and Vice-Minister for International Affairs at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Hiromichi Matsushima during the official opening of the Foodex EU Pavilion. |  YOSHIAKI MIURA
EU Ambassador to Japan Patricia Flor (center) poses with Director-General of the European Commission for Agriculture and Rural Development Jerzy Plewa (left) and Vice-Minister for International Affairs at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Hiromichi Matsushima during the official opening of the Foodex EU Pavilion. | YOSHIAKI MIURA


Kodaiji temple's head priest, Tensho Goto (far left), poses with Portuguese Ambassador Francisco Xavier Esteves (second from left) and his wife, Ilda (third from left), along with Panamanian Ambassador Ritter Diaz (far right) and his wife, Ayana Hatada, during the Kitsune no Yomeiri (Fox's Wedding Parade) in Kyoto's Higashiyama district on March 8. The parade lasts until March 17. |  TAKAHIRO HAYASHI
Kodaiji temple’s head priest, Tensho Goto (far left), poses with Portuguese Ambassador Francisco Xavier Esteves (second from left) and his wife, Ilda (third from left), along with Panamanian Ambassador Ritter Diaz (far right) and his wife, Ayana Hatada, during the Kitsune no Yomeiri (Fox’s Wedding Parade) in Kyoto’s Higashiyama district on March 8. The parade lasts until March 17. | TAKAHIRO HAYASHI