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August 5, 2019

French Ambassador Laurent Pic (second from left) and Frederic Mazenq (left), a spokesman for the France Tourism Development Agency, receive a donation toward the reconstruction of Notre Dame Cathedral, which was severely damaged in a fire, from Kumamoto Gov. Ikuo Kabashima (second from right) and Kumamon, Kumamoto Prefecture's official mascot, during a ceremony at the French Embassy on July 25. |  YOSHIAKI MIURA
French Ambassador Laurent Pic (second from left) and Frederic Mazenq (left), a spokesman for the France Tourism Development Agency, receive a donation toward the reconstruction of Notre Dame Cathedral, which was severely damaged in a fire, from Kumamoto Gov. Ikuo Kabashima (second from right) and Kumamon, Kumamoto Prefecture’s official mascot, during a ceremony at the French Embassy on July 25. | YOSHIAKI MIURA


At his farewell reception, Belgian Ambassador Gunther Sleeuwagen (second from right) and his wife, Rahel Zewdie Sleeuwagen (left), pose with Kaori Kono (second from left), wife of Foreign Minister Taro Kono, and Yoshimasa Hayashi, chairman of the Japan-Belgium Parliamentary Friendship League, at the Belgian Embassy on July 28. |  YOSHIAKI MIURA
At his farewell reception, Belgian Ambassador Gunther Sleeuwagen (second from right) and his wife, Rahel Zewdie Sleeuwagen (left), pose with Kaori Kono (second from left), wife of Foreign Minister Taro Kono, and Yoshimasa Hayashi, chairman of the Japan-Belgium Parliamentary Friendship League, at the Belgian Embassy on July 28. | YOSHIAKI MIURA


Komeito leader Natsuo Yamaguchi (far left) poses with (from second from left) Councilor Akiko Santo; Fatiha Bennani, spouse of the ambassador of Morocco; State Minister for Foreign Affairs Toshiko Abe; Moroccan Ambassador Rachad Bouhlal; Hirofumi Nakasone, president of the Japan-Morocco Parliamentary League; and Yuichiro Hata, secretary-general of the Japan Morocco Parliamentary League, at a reception celebrating the 20th anniversary of King Mohammed VI's enthronement at Hotel Okura Tokyo on July 30. |  YOSHIAKI MIURA
Komeito leader Natsuo Yamaguchi (far left) poses with (from second from left) Councilor Akiko Santo; Fatiha Bennani, spouse of the ambassador of Morocco; State Minister for Foreign Affairs Toshiko Abe; Moroccan Ambassador Rachad Bouhlal; Hirofumi Nakasone, president of the Japan-Morocco Parliamentary League; and Yuichiro Hata, secretary-general of the Japan Morocco Parliamentary League, at a reception celebrating the 20th anniversary of King Mohammed VI’s enthronement at Hotel Okura Tokyo on July 30. | YOSHIAKI MIURA