June 23, 2023


The ambassador of Malaysia to Japan, Dato’ Shahril Effendi (second from left) and ambassador of Japan to Malaysia, Katsuhiko Takahashi (second from right) attended the 40th Joint Conference of Japan- Malaysia Economic Association (JAMECA) and Malaysia-Japan Economic Association (MAJECA) on May 25 in Tokyo. The theme of the conference was on the deepening of economic relations between Japan and Malaysia through multi-layered co-creation. | Edleen Othman

The Society of Wives of Arab Ambassadors and Heads of Missions in Japan (SWAAJ) organized the 18 th Arab Charity Bazaar on May 27 th in Tokyo with the gracious presence of HIH Princess Takamado (center), Tunisia’s Mrs. ELLOUMI, President of SWAAJ (on her left) and Mrs. HAYASHI, Spouse of Foreign Minister (on her right). | MIKI OSHITA

The Chubu Walkathon organizers and top sponsors lead the walk at the 32nd Annual Chubu Walkathon on May 21 at Meijo Park, Nagoya. | Andy Boone

“Let’s Walkathon!” – the opening ceremony of the 32nd annual Chubu Walkathon International Charity Festival – was held on May 21 at Meijo Park in Nagoya by the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan’s Chubu office and the Nagoya International School. | ANDY BOONE

Jamaican Ambassador Shorna-Kay Richards met with House of Representatives Chair on Foreign Affairs Committee Mr Kikawada Hitoshi who gifted her with a daruma doll made in city Koshigaya, a symbol of good luck as Jamaica and Japan prepares to celebrate 60th anniversary of diplomatic ties in 2024. | Embassy of Jamaica

Bolivian Charge d’Affaires Natalia Salazar stands with the Prime Minister, Fumio Kishida, at an Imperial Garden Party hosted by Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako in Akasaka. | Embassy of Bolivia

Princess Takamado (center) and Ambassador Palanovics with the VIP guests (from left: Karin Kato, Namiko Okazaki, Yoichiro Kurata, Akihiro Sato, Kengo Kuma, Sisyu, Shigeyuki Hiroki) of previewing event of the Rubik’s Cube Charity Auction on May 19th at the Hungarian Embassy. | Embassy of Hungary

A warm welcome of Ambassador Kicmari by the mayor of Sanjo city, Mr. Ryo Takizawa. Mayor Takizawa recalled with great sympathy the time when the national judo team of Kosova stayed in Sanjo, and expressed his willingness to deepen cooperation. | Embassy of Kosovo

Ambassador Kovač of Serbia with former Japanese national football team members Shigeyoshi Mochizuki, Takashi Hirano and Takashi Fukunishi during the 50th Anniversary of Amenix Group celebrations in Yokohama on June 10. | Embassy of Serbia

Ambassador Heri Akhmadi (center back) greeted Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako upon their Majesties arrival in Jakarta and called this visit the pinnacle of the 65 years of close relations between Indonesia and Japan. | Embassy of Indonesia

Ambassador of Panama H.E. Carlos Pere (second from right), Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Franco (center) and Vice-Minister of Finance Jorge Almengor (left) on their official visit with JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency). | Embassy of Panama

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