November 18, 2022

TIMES GALLERY – November 2022

Celebrating Homeland Month, Ambassador of Panama Carlos Pere receives a courtesy visit by Shigeki Tokunaga, mayor of Imabari, the sister city of Panama City since 1977, on Nov. 8. | Embassy of Panama

Indonesian Ambassador Heri Akhmadi and Minister of Foreign Affairs Hayashi Yoshimasa pose at a diplomatic reception in commemoration of the 77th anniversary of the Republic of Indonesia. | @KBRITokyo

Jamaican Ambassador Shorna-Kay Richards (center) and the minister of agriculture and fisheries of Jamaica, Pearnel Charles Jr., meet with Kyoto Mayor Daisaku Kadokawa at the Kyokane kimono store in Kyoto. | Embassy of Jamaica

Italian Ambassador Gianluigi Benedetti (left) meets with Maurizio Zanella, vice president of the Franciacorta Consortium and chairman of Ca’del Bosco. | The Japan Times

Aleksandra Kovac of Serbia meets with delegations from sister cities Sabac and Fujimi, headed by Mayors Aleksandar Pajic and Mitsuhiro Hoshino (second from right), during a visit to Fujimi to mark the 40th anniversary of relations between the two cities. | Embassy of Serbia

Ambassador of Romania Ovidiu Dranga meets with Kenji Hongoya, mayor of Matsudo, the host town for Romania’s athletics team during the Olympics, on Nov. 1. They discussed ways to expand student exchanges and participation in cultural events beyond sports. | Embassy of Romania

Representatives of 18 deserving charities selected by the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan gather at the Nagoya International School to receive ¥3.5 million in proceeds from this summer’s Chubu Walkathon. | Andy Boone

The Odoribe folk dance group performs at the third Hungarian Festival at Ark Hills Karajan Square in Tokyo’s Roppongi area on Oct. 22. The festival was organized by the Embassy of Hungary and the Liszt Insti- tute Hungarian Cultural Center. | Maciej Komorowski

Chairmen of 14 foreign chambers of commerce in Japan were among some 200 guests at the Joint European Chambers Networking Party on Oct. 18 at The Tokyo Edition hotel. | Custom Media

The vice president of the Cuban Baseball Federation, German Mesa (third from left), and Ambassador Miguel A. Ramirez meet with the head of the National Baseball Federation of Japan, Masatake Yamanaka (second from left). | Embassy of Cuba

State Secretary Samuel Zbogar attends the opening of the new Honorary Consulate of Slovenia in Fukui, which will be headed by Honorary Consul Tetsuji Shindo. | Embassy of Slovenia

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