February 26, 2024


Jarman International’s monthly Charity Golf Cup at EastWood Country Club in Utsunomiya, Tochigi Prefecture, raised over ¥90,000 for Second Harvest Japan, the country’s first incorporated food bank. | Jarman International

The principal officer at the U.S. Consulate in Nagoya, Matthew Cenzer (second from right), participates in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for MacDermid Enthone Industrial Solutions’ new laboratory in Japan. | MacDermid Enthone Industrial Solutions

Marking the 2024 Greece-Japan Year of Culture and Tourism, the Greek Embassy organized a lecture on the writer Nikos Kazantzakis and a calligraphy exhibition on Feb. 9, International Greek Language Day. | Embassy of Greece

The ambassador of Brazil, Octavio Henrique Cortes, is received by Minister of Foreign Affairs Yoko Kamikawa on Jan. 25 for the signing of a treaty on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters. | Embassy of Brazil

A Women in Leadership event was held to mark St. Brigid’s Day on Feb. 1. In the center is the ambassador of Ireland, Damien Cole. Others, from left: Sonoko Watanabe of Nikkei Asia; Brietta O’Leary, director of the Ireland-Japan Chamber of Commerce; Maiko Kuroda, president and CEO of Toyoko Inn; Junko Ishii, director of the Japan Economic Foundation; Rep. Yasuko Komiyama, secretary-general of the Japan-Ireland Parliamentary Friendship League; and Catherine O’Donovan, deputy head of mission of the Embassy of Ireland. (Photo: Embassy of Ireland) | Embassy of Ireland

Panamanian Ambassador Carlos Pere and Second Secretary Zaradeeth del Real meet with Tshilidzi Marwala, rector of UNU Tokyo, to explore collaboration opportunities on Jan. 29. | Embassy of Panama

Panamanian Ambassador Carlos Pere attends the Bureau Veritas gala, reinforcing commitment to excellence in maritime operations with industry leaders, on Feb. 1. | Embassy of Panama

Princess Takamado, Ambassador Heri Akhmadi and his wife, Nuning Akhmadi, plant a cherry blossom at the Indonesian ambassador’s residence as a symbol of 65 years of friendship between Indonesia and Japan on Feb. 1. | Embassy of Indonesia

The Liszt Institute Hungarian Cultural Center opens its highly anticipated Hungarian gourmet exhibition, which will be viewable until May 10th. For further information, see https://culture.hu/jp/tokio. | The Liszt Institute Hungarian Cultural Center

The American Chamber of Commerce in Japan celebrates the new year at the Imperial Hotel on Jan. 26. From left: The American Chamber of Commerce in Japan President (ACCJ) Victor Osumi; Raymond F. Greene, the U.S. Embassy’s deputy chief of mission; Jun Sawada, the chairman of the Japan-U.S. Business Council and vice chair of Keidanren; and Laura Younger, ACCJ executive director. | LIFE.14

Indian Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra and Japanese Vice Foreign Minister Masataka Okano meet for a comprehensive dialogue in Tokyo. | Embassy of India

Jamaican Ambassador Shorna-Kay Richards (right) with Jamaican Foreign Minister Kamina Johnson Smith, State Minister for Foreign Affairs Yoshifumi Tsuge (second from left) and Yasushi Noguchi, director-general of the Foreign Ministry’s Latin American and Caribbean Affairs Bureau, at a hotel reception commemorating 60 years of Jamaica-Japanese diplomatic relations | Embassy of Jamaica

On Feb. 15, the Statehood Day of Serbia, Ambassador Aleksandra Kovac presented special honors to the deserving individuals and organizations for their outstanding contributions to promoting cooperation between Serbia and Japan. (Photo: Embassy of Serbia) | Embassy of Serbia

Students from the Development Association for Youth Leaders visit the Maldives Embassy. Charge d’Affaires a.i. Shafraz briefed them on the Maldives’ foreign policy priorities and on the friendly relations between the Maldives and Japan. | Embassy of Maldives

Akihiro Sato, president of MegaHouse Corp., receives the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Merit of Hungary from Ambassador Aulner-Balint in recognition of his significant contributions to the promotion of relations between Japan and Hungary during a ceremony at the Hungarian Embassy. | Embassy of Hungary

The Embassy of the Republic of Kosovo in Japan celebrates the Independence Day of Kosovo and 15 years of diplomatic relations between Kosovo and Japan. | Embassy of Kosovo

Bolivian and Japanese artists, together with diplomatic representatives and national and local authorities, celebrate 110 years of friendship and cooperation between Bolivia and Japan in the Chiba Prefecture city of Tako. | Embassy of Bolivia

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