December 22, 2023


At the opening ceremony of Minato Ward’s Blossom Festa, held on Nov. 4 and 5, Kosovo Ambassador Sabri Kicmari presented pita as a traditional food of Kosovo and a photo of the historical city of Prizren. | Embassy of the Republic of Kosovo

The Dominican Embassy presents a decoration awarded by President Luis Abinader to Hajime Matsuda, owner of the Hiroshima Toyo Carp baseball team. | Embassy of the Dominican Republic

Panamanian Ambassador Carlos Pere leads a courtesy call to Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa, together with the heads of mission of members of the Group of Latin America and the Caribbean, on Nov. 30. | Embassy of Panama

Argentine Ambassador Eduardo Tempone shows first lady Yuko Kishida some Argentine cultural items at the Latin American Charity Bazaar. | Embassy of the Argentine Republic

Argentine Ambassador Eduardo Tempone poses beside the Argentine Republic Cup alongside Masayuki Goto, presidential counselor for international affairs from the Japan Racing Association. | Embassy of the Argentine Republic

Cuban Ambassador Gisela Garcia presents her credentials to Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Masataka Okano. | Embassy of Cuba

Jun Karube, senior executive adviser at Toyota Tsusho Corp. and honorary consul of Kenya in Nagoya, Kenyan Ambassador Tabu Irina and Takehiro Shimada, chief of protocol at the Foreign Ministry, celebrate Kenya’s 60th anniversary of independence on Dec. 12 in Tokyo. | Embassy of Kenya

Japan Times Director Yusuke Numata poses with Tokyo Women’s Club President Valerie Moschetti at this year’s donation presentation ceremony, held on Dec. 4. | Tokyo Women’s Club

A scene at the Startup Ecosystem Summit 2023, which launched Tokyo’s Innovation Base, marking a pivotal moment in influential figures reshaping Japan’s startup landscape, on Nov. 27 | Startup Ecosystem Summit 2023

Ambassador of Bangladesh Shahabuddin Ahmed speaks at a program on the occasion of the Victory Day of Bangladesh, Dec. 16, at the embassy. | Embassy of Bangladesh

Ambassador Aleksandra Kovac of Serbia at the inauguration of the Serbia-Japan Business Club on Dec. 18 | Embassy of Serbia

A humorous moment from the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Japan Gala Dinner & Concert 2023 in Tokyo on Dec. 8 | Italian Chamber of Commerce in Japan

Moldovan Embassy personnel again this year organized traditional winter celebrations, including carol-singing and Christmas tree decorating. | Embassy of the Republic of Moldova

Brazil and Japan hold a workshop on sustainable aviation fuel on Dec. 13, organized by the embassy, the economy ministry and the Sugarcane and Bioenergy Industry Association of Brazil. | Embassy of Brazil

Jamaican Ambassador Shorna-Kay Richards with Tsuyoshi Kitakaji, president of Rudder Ltd., at the embassy’s launch event for Jamaican rum in Japan | Embassy of Jamaica

Jamaican Ambassador Shorna-Kay Richards and embassy personnel host a seminar and launch event introducing Jamaican rums to Japanese bartenders and media. | Embassy of Jamaica

Albanians celebrate Albanian Flag Day, marking the country’s independence on Nov. 28, 1912, in Tokyo. | Embassy of Albania

Member of Diet Yoshiaki Wada and Indian Ambassador Sibi George onboard INS Kadmatt with its crew during port call at Yokosuka, JMSDF Base in early December. | Embassy of India

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