TIMES GALLERY – August 2022

August 22, 2022

The celebration of Tequila Day and the launch of the Visit Mexico website in Japanese took place at the Embassy of Mexico with reporters, celebrities and company representatives in attendance. Shown here are Ambassador Melba Pria and Japanese talent Exile ÜSA. | Embassy of Mexico

Organized by the Embassy of Panama, Panama Film Weekend — Latin American Movies in Japan was held at Libra Hall in Tokyo from July 22 to 24, in which four Panamanian movies produced in Panama were shown. | Embassy of Panama

After four years in Japan, Ambassador Pekka Orpana and Mrs. Paula Kuru-Orpana said goodbye to friends and colleagues at a farewell reception at the Finnish Embassy in Tokyo. | Embassy of Finland

Upon completing her tenure, Slovenian Ambassador Ana Polak Petric met Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike to thank her for the successful Olympic Games, which further deepened cooperation between Japan and Slovenia. | Embassy of Slovenia

Acclaimed director and choreographer Dimitris Papaioannou, known for creating the opening ceremony of the 2004 Athens Olympics, presented his latest work, “Transverse Orientation,” in Tokyo and Kyoto. Here he stands with Greek Ambassador Dimitrios Caramitsos-Tziras (center) and Margarita Mavromichalis. | Junko Nagata@GreeceJapan.com

The Embassy of Bolivia in Japan celebrated the 197th anniversary of Bolivia’s independence at the Kumin Center Hall in Tokyo’s Akasaka area on Aug. 7. From left: Parliamentary Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs Kentaro Uesugi, Bolivian Charge d’Affaires Natalia Salazar and Tako Mayor Tomiko Hirayama. | Embassy of Bolivia

Ambassador Aleksandra Kovac of Serbia with Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui during her visit to the city on July 8. She also visited memorial sites and discussed cultural exchange projects with the Senda Pan Flute Choir, supported by EU-Japan Fest. | Embassy of Serbia

The minister of internal affairs and communications, Yasushi Kaneko, and the First Deputy Minister of Communications of Cuba, Wilfredo Gonzalez (center) meet to discuss bilateral cooperation in telecommunications. At right is Cuban Ambassador Miguel A. Ramirez. | Embassy of Cuba

Jamaican Ambassador Shorna-Kay Richards meets with Mariko Bando, the chancellor of Showa Women’s University, where she was invited to deliver a lecture on the situation of women in Jamaica as well as on Jamaica’s relations with Japan and other Jamaican topics. | Embassy of Jamaica

Jarman International’s monthly Charity Golf Cup at EastWood Country Club (Utsunomiya, Tochigi Prefecture) raised over ¥170,000 for Mirai no Mori, an NPO that empowers marginalized youths in Japan. | Jarman International

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