June 27, 2022


“Let’s Walkathon!” – the opening ceremony of the 31st annual Chubu Walkathon International Charity Festival – was held on May 22 at Meijo Park in Nagoya by the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan’s Chubu Chapter and Nagoya International School. | Andy Boone

Yasushi Shibatayama, representing the Japan Sumo Association, leads a toast at the Herend Exhibition of the Liszt Hungarian Cultural Institute in Tokyo. The Hungarian Friendship Cup, made by Herend, is presented to sumo tournament champions. | Embassy of Hungary

Indonesian Ambassador Heri Akhmadi (right) stands with former Indonesian Vice President M. Jusuf Kalla (left), awardee of the Grand Cordon of the Rising Sun from Emperor Naruhito for his contribution to strengthening relations and friendship between Indonesia and Japan. | Embassy of Indonesia

On the occasion of the bicentennial of the Battle of Pichincha, a key victory over Spanish royalist forces, Ecuadorian Ambassador Cesar Montano gives a speech in the presence of Rep. Yasutoshi Nishimura. | Embassy of Ecuador

Jamaican Ambassador Shorna-Kay Richards meets with Mikio Sasaki, chairman of the Japan Association of Latin America and the Caribbean and chairman emeritus of Mitsubishi Corp. They exchanged views on the important and evolving relationship between Japan and the region. | Embassy of Jamaica

At a jewelry exhibition hosted by Manal Alsharif, wife of the ambassador of Kuwait, at the Kuwaiti Embassy. From left: Alsharif, Kuwaiti Ambassador Hasan Mohammad Zaman, former ILBS President Carole Yoshida and former ILBS Vice President Mariko Nakasone. | Embassy of Kuwait

An event organized by the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Japan called “Italia, amore mio!” was held on May 21 and 22 in Tokyo, featuring art exhibitions and presentations on Italian culture and gastronomy, with a selection of 20 dishes from all regions. | ©Hotter Than July Inc.

Ambassador Aleksandra Kovac of Serbia gives a lecture on the history of bilateral relations between Serbia and Japan across their 140 years of friendship at Aoyama Gakuin University, where she also met with President Hiroshi Sakamoto, on June 3. | Embassy of Serbia

Cuban Ambassador Miguel A. Ramirez meets with Dr. Hiroshi Kasanuki, executive director of Medical Excellence Japan. | Embassy of Cuba

Jarman International’s monthly Charity Golf Cup at EastWood Country Club in Utsunomiya, Tochigi Prefecture, supported Unleash Potential and Mirai no Mori, which empowers challenged children and marginalized youths in Japan. | Jarman International

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