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The Ikebana International Tokyo Founding Chapter donated to Saga and Chiba prefectures, which suffered from natural disasters in 2019. Gov. Yoshinori Yamaguchi of Saga (second from right), and Vice Gov. Shinsuke Takigawa of Chiba (second from left), pose with Ioanna Charikleia Giannakarou (left), the chairperson of the fair and spouse of the Greek ambassador, and Junko Katano, president of the Ikebana International Tokyo Founding Chapter (right), during the Ikebana International Fair 2019 at the Palace Hotel Tokyo on Jan. 27. | YOSHIAKI MIURA
The Ikebana International Tokyo Founding Chapter donated to Saga and Chiba prefectures, which suffered from natural disasters in 2019. Gov. Yoshinori Yamaguchi of Saga (second from right), and Vice Gov. Shinsuke Takigawa of Chiba (second from left), pose with Ioanna Charikleia Giannakarou (left), the chairperson of the fair and spouse of the Greek ambassador, and Junko Katano, president of the Ikebana International Tokyo Founding Chapter (right), during the Ikebana International Fair 2019 at the Palace Hotel Tokyo on Jan. 27. | YOSHIAKI MIURA


Hideki Asahi, executive sales officer at The Japan Times (center) and Toshiko Hasegawa, president of the Japan National Student Association Fund (right) pose with President Katano. | YOSHIAKI MIURA
Hideki Asahi, executive sales officer at The Japan Times (center) and Toshiko Hasegawa, president of the Japan National Student Association Fund (right) pose with President Katano. | YOSHIAKI MIURA


Malaysian Ambassador Dato' Kennedy Jawan (third from right) and his wife, Datin Josephine Dagang (center) pose with Mayor Takeshi Sakamoto of the city of Itabashi in Tokyo (right) along with his wife, Takae (second from right) and son, Yoshinori (left); and Mayor Isao Hayashi of the town of Miyoshi in Saitama Prefecture (second from left) and his wife, Chisato (third from left) at the Embassy of Malaysia's New Year's reception in Shibuya on Jan. 21. | PHOTO COURTESY OF MALAYSIA EMBASSY
Malaysian Ambassador Dato’ Kennedy Jawan (third from right) and his wife, Datin Josephine Dagang (center) pose with Mayor Takeshi Sakamoto of the city of Itabashi in Tokyo (right) along with his wife, Takae (second from right) and son, Yoshinori (left); and Mayor Isao Hayashi of the town of Miyoshi in Saitama Prefecture (second from left) and his wife, Chisato (third from left) at the Embassy of Malaysia’s New Year’s reception in Shibuya on Jan. 21. | PHOTO COURTESY OF MALAYSIA EMBASSY


Ambassador of Myanmar Myint Thu (right) shakes hands with Defense Minister Taro Kono during a reception to celebrate the Republic of the Union of Myanmar's 72nd independence day anniversary at the embassy on Jan. 24. | YOSHIAKI MIURA
Ambassador of Myanmar Myint Thu (right) shakes hands with Defense Minister Taro Kono during a reception to celebrate the Republic of the Union of Myanmar’s 72nd independence day anniversary at the embassy on Jan. 24. | YOSHIAKI MIURA