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TIMES GALLERY – November 2021

November 29, 2021

The Spanish Chamber of Commerce presented an award to soccer legend Andres Iniesta for his contributions to strengthening Spain’s image in Japan. From left: Lladro President Colin Chow, SpCCJ President Guillermo Gutierrez, Iniesta and Ambassador Jorge Toledo. | SPCCJ

In a courteous meeting with Masaaki Takei, mayor of Tokyo’s Minato Ward, on Oct 20, Serbian Ambassador Aleksandra Kovac exchanged opinions on possibilities for cooperation in light of the upcoming celebration of 140 years of friendship between the countries. | Embassy of Serbia

Colombia’s vice president and foreign minister, Marta Lucia Ramirez, conferred the Order of San Carlos on Mitsubishi Corp. Chairman Ken Kobayashi for his efforts to strengthen bilateral relations as chairman of the Colombia-Japan Economic Committee of Keidanren. | Embassy of Colombia

Jarman International collaborated with YouTuber John Daub at Osaka’s Tosa Shimizu World restaurant to spotlight Kochi Prefecture’s vibrant culture, world-famous Yosakoi dance and delicious seared bonito. From left: Special guest Ai Urata and organizers Ruth Marie Jarman, Kenta Tanaka and Keiko Marutani. | Jarman International

Haitian Ambassador Helph Monod Honorat welcomes visitors to the embassy’s booth displaying Haitian handicrafts and arts at the Festival Latino Americano 2021 Charity Bazaar, on Oct. 24. | Embassy of Haiti

Jamaican Ambassador Shorna-Kay Richards shares a bit of Jamaica with Minako Suematsu, chairperson of The Japan Times, during a meeting that covered sustainable development, freedom of the press, women’s empowerment and other topics. | Embassy of Jamaica

Bolivian Charge d’Affaires Natalia Salazar poses at the embassy’s celebration of Dia de Todos Santos (All Saints’ Day) by the traditional table that is prepared to honor people who are no longer with us. | Embassy of Bolivia

Kosovo Charge d’Affaires Arber Mehmeti hands a letter of appreciation to Ryo Takizawa, mayor of the Niigata city of Sanjo. The same letter was given to former Mayor Isato Kunisada | Embassy of Kosovo

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