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March 25, 2019

State Minister for Foreign Affairs Toshiko Abe (third from left) poses for a photo with (from fourth from left) Kosovan Ambassador Leon Malazogu; Ryu Shionoya, president of the Japan-Kosovo Parliamentary Friendship Group; Yoshifumi Okamura, ambassador of the Foreign Ministry
State Minister for Foreign Affairs Toshiko Abe (third from left) poses for a photo with (from fourth from left) Kosovan Ambassador Leon Malazogu; Ryu Shionoya, president of the Japan-Kosovo Parliamentary Friendship Group; Yoshifumi Okamura, ambassador of the Foreign Ministry’s TICAD; Kadri Veseli, president of the Republic of Kosovo Assembly; Jun Saito (far right), ambassador to the Western Balkans and deputy director-general of the Foreign Ministry’s European Affairs Bureau; and others to celebrate the 10th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Kosovo and Japan as well as Kosovo’s 11th independence anniversary at Hotel Okura Tokyo on March 14. | YOSHIAKI MIURA


Belgian Ambassador Gunther Sleeuwagen (right), honorary chairman of the Belgian Beer Weekend Committee, poses for a photo with Shintaro Konishi, president of Konishi Brewing Co. and chairman of the Belgian Beer Weekend Committee, during a news conference at the Belgian Embassy on March 13. This is the Belgian Beer Weekend
Belgian Ambassador Gunther Sleeuwagen (right), honorary chairman of the Belgian Beer Weekend Committee, poses for a photo with Shintaro Konishi, president of Konishi Brewing Co. and chairman of the Belgian Beer Weekend Committee, during a news conference at the Belgian Embassy on March 13. This is the Belgian Beer Weekend’s 10th anniversary and the event, which begins in Nagoya on April 24, will then travel to Yokohama, Hibiya, Osaka and Roppongi, ending on Sept. 16. | YOSHIAKI MIURA


Irish Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan (second from left) poses with (from left) Justice Minister Takashi Yamashita, State Minister for Foreign Affairs Toshiko Abe and Irish Ambassador Paul Kavanagh during a reception to celebrate Ireland
Irish Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan (second from left) poses with (from left) Justice Minister Takashi Yamashita, State Minister for Foreign Affairs Toshiko Abe and Irish Ambassador Paul Kavanagh during a reception to celebrate Ireland’s national day, St. Patrick’s Day, at Hotel Okura Tokyo on March 15. | YOSHIAKI MIURA