March 24, 2023


Jamaican Ambassador Shorna-Kay Richards (center) engages with Masami Nakamura, chairman of the board of the Japan Management Association (second from right), and Jamaica’s delegation to Foodex Japan 2023 at the opening reception. | Embassy of Jamaica

Ambassador Aleksandra Kovac (rear) and the diplomatic staff of the Embassy of Serbia meet with female executives within the J-Win Executive Network mentorship program to exchange views on gender equality in Japan’s corporate culture on Feb. 20. | Embassy of Serbia

Ambassador of Panama Carlos Pere and Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi stand with their wives, Elizabeth Heurtematte and Yuko Hayashi, at a reception in commemoration of the birthday of Emperor Naruhito. | Embassy of Panama

The Tokyo Marathon 2023, affiliated with the metropolitan government, was held on March 5. Ambassador Raul Florentin Antola, participated along with 10 other Paraguayans. Standing here are Florentin and Rumico Kusu. | Embassy of Paraguay

The ambassador of Brazil, Octavio Henrique Cortes (center), stands with the counselor and former CEO of Mitsui, Masami Iijima (second from right), to whom he awarded the Order of Rio Branco in a ceremony at the ambassador’s official residence, and other business leaders on March 1. | Embassy of Brazil

At the Lithuania National Day reception on March 2, Ambassador Aurelijus Zykas (right) presents the honorary consul general of Lithuania in Fukuyama, Shigehiro Komaru (second from the right), with the original Visa for Life issued by Japanese diplomat Chiune Sugihara and Dutch diplomat Jan Zwartendijk in Kaunas in 1940. | Embassy of Lithuania

Cuban Ambassador Miguel A. Ramirez (center) stands with the managers of the Cuban baseball team and the Chunichi Dragons at a preparatory game in Okinawa. | Yuhki Ohboshi

South African Ambassador Lulama Smuts Ngonyama (center, in green shirt) invited 19 South African professional rugby players based in Japan to a traditional barbecue on Feb. 16. | CUSTOM MEDIA

In commemoration of the 65th anniversary of the establishment of relations between Indonesia and Japan, Ambassador Heri Akhmadi poses with Tokyo Marathon participants from Indonesia at a shake-out run in Hibiya Park on March 3. | Embassy of Indonesia

Ambassador Melba Pria gathers with Mexican runners to wish them the best of luck in the Tokyo Marathon 2023. | Embassy of Mexico

The Embassy of Kosovo marked the Republic of Kosovo’s 15th anniversary on Feb. 17. Ambassador Sabri Kicmari speaks here of highly valuing the friendship between Kosovo and Japan. | Embassy of Kosovo

From left: U.S. Ambassador Rahm Emanuel, Ukrainian Ambassador Sergey Korsunsky and European Union Charge d’Affaires Haitze Siemes presented “The Ukraine Crisis One Year On” at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan on Feb. 24. | SIMON FARRELL

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