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September 30, 2019

On Sept. 17, the Ikebana International Tokyo Founding Chapter organized an ikebana workshop on the theme of "Wishing the Peace and Friendship Beyond the Country Through Flowers." Akie Abe (front row, center), wife of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, poses with 29 ambassadors and spouses at the prime minister's residence. |   COURTESY OF JUNKO KATANO
On Sept. 17, the Ikebana International Tokyo Founding Chapter organized an ikebana workshop on the theme of “Wishing the Peace and Friendship Beyond the Country Through Flowers.” Akie Abe (front row, center), wife of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, poses with 29 ambassadors and spouses at the prime minister’s residence. | COURTESY OF JUNKO KATANO


Uzbekistan Ambassador Gayrat Ganievich Fazilov (center) and his wife, Noiba Fazilova (left), welcome Upper House President Akiko Santo during a reception to celebrate Uzbekistan's 28th independence day at the Hotel New Otani, Tokyo, on Sept. 20. |   YOSHIAKI MIURA
Uzbekistan Ambassador Gayrat Ganievich Fazilov (center) and his wife, Noiba Fazilova (left), welcome Upper House President Akiko Santo during a reception to celebrate Uzbekistan’s 28th independence day at the Hotel New Otani, Tokyo, on Sept. 20. | YOSHIAKI MIURA


Nepali Ambassador Prativa Rana (third from left) and her husband, Vinode S.J.B. Rana (second from left), pose with Parliamentary Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and Diet member Norihiro Nakayama (third from right) and other embassy staff during a reception to celebrate Nepal's national day at the Okura Tokyo on Sept. 20. |  YOSHIAKI MIURA
Nepali Ambassador Prativa Rana (third from left) and her husband, Vinode S.J.B. Rana (second from left), pose with Parliamentary Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and Diet member Norihiro Nakayama (third from right) and other embassy staff during a reception to celebrate Nepal’s national day at the Okura Tokyo on Sept. 20. | YOSHIAKI MIURA