Images / Times Gallery

April 22, 2019

The Berlin-based street art group Tape That (first to third from left) poses with German Ambassador Hans Carl Freiherr von Werthern (right) and Bunkyo Ward Mayor Hironobu Narisawa at an opening ceremony debuting the group's artwork, made with adhesive tape, at the Bunkyo Civic Center in Tokyo. Tape That is in Japan to celebrate the 25th anniversary of sister city relations between Tokyo and Berlin. |  YOSHIAKI MIURA
The Berlin-based street art group Tape That (first to third from left) poses with German Ambassador Hans Carl Freiherr von Werthern (right) and Bunkyo Ward Mayor Hironobu Narisawa at an opening ceremony debuting the group’s artwork, made with adhesive tape, at the Bunkyo Civic Center in Tokyo. Tape That is in Japan to celebrate the 25th anniversary of sister city relations between Tokyo and Berlin. | YOSHIAKI MIURA


Laotian Ambassador Viroth Sundara (right) and his wife, Simuang, celebrate the Laotian new year, or Buddhist year 2562, at the Laotian Embassy in Tokyo on April 14. |   YOSHIAKI MIURA
Laotian Ambassador Viroth Sundara (right) and his wife, Simuang, celebrate the Laotian new year, or Buddhist year 2562, at the Laotian Embassy in Tokyo on April 14. | YOSHIAKI MIURA


At a reception to celebrate the birthday of Her Majesty Queen Margarethe II, (from left) Danish Ambassador Freddy Svane, his daughter, Anna Frederiksen Svane, and his wife, Lise Frederiksen, welcome Foreign Minister and Chairman of the Japan-Denmark Parliamentary Friendship League Taro Kono at the Danish Embassy on April 16. |  YOSHIAKI MIURA
At a reception to celebrate the birthday of Her Majesty Queen Margarethe II, (from left) Danish Ambassador Freddy Svane, his daughter, Anna Frederiksen Svane, and his wife, Lise Frederiksen, welcome Foreign Minister and Chairman of the Japan-Denmark Parliamentary Friendship League Taro Kono at the Danish Embassy on April 16. | YOSHIAKI MIURA


On April 13, a choir of 11 ambassadors to Japan performed at Owada Sakura Hall with a children's choir in a concert titled "Ueda Maki Works 1." The group sang four poems by Michio Mado which were translated into English by Empress Michiko and set to music by composer Maki Ueda. |  COURTESY OF JUNKO KATANO
On April 13, a choir of 11 ambassadors to Japan performed at Owada Sakura Hall with a children’s choir in a concert titled “Ueda Maki Works 1.” The group sang four poems by Michio Mado which were translated into English by Empress Michiko and set to music by composer Maki Ueda. | COURTESY OF JUNKO KATANO