November 24, 2023


With the participation of the mayor of Bizen in Okayama Prefecture and the director of the Bizen Latin American Museum, the Embassy of Ecuador donates a replica of a bottle found in the province of Zamora Chinchipe that contained cacao particles dated to 5,500 years ago, indicating that cacao was first consumed and domesticated in what is now Ecuador. | Embassy of Ecuador

The Albania-Japan Friendship Parliamentary Group conducts an intensive working visit to Tokyo. A meeting between two groups of members of parliament was the first such consultation in the history of the two countries, and the high moment of the visit. | Embassy of Albania

Ambassador Heri Akhmadi (second from left) opens the Indonesia-Japan Friendship Festival in Yoyogi Park on Oct. 14 with a representative of the organizing committee, Yuichiro Kimoto, and singer Hiroaki Kato with his wife, Arina Ephipania. | Embassy of Indonesiab

Panamanian Ambassador Carlos Pere and his wife, Elizabeth Huertematte, talk with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida at an imperial autumn garden party on Nov. 2. | Embassy of Panama

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s new ambassador, Lukumwena Nsenda, presents his credentials to Vice Foreign Minister Masataka Okano on Oct. 19. | Embassy of the Democratic Republic of Congo

The Cuban vice minister of foreign affairs, Josefina Vidal, meets with State Minister of Foreign Affairs Iwao Horii during her visit to Japan. | Embassy of Cuba

Jarman International consultants participate in a monitoring tour organized by the joint private/public organization Setouchi DMO to help build an itinerary highlighting regenerative tourism on the islands of Shodoshima and Teshima and in the Shikoku city of Naruto. | Jarman International

Greek Ambassador Dimitrios Caramitsos-Tziras confers state decorations to Taro Kono, the minister for digital transformation and chair of the Parliamentary League of Friendship with Greece, Shuji Kawakami, former secretary-general of the Japan-Greece Society, and artist Masaaki Noda on Oct. 27 in recognition of their contributions to Greek-Japanese relations. | Embassy of Greece

The Spanish Chamber of Commerce presents its yearly award to the Hitachi group for its contributions to strengthening commercial relationships between Spain and Japan. | Embassy of Spain

Moldovan Ambassador Dumitru Socolan informs members of the Diet’s Japan-Moldova friendship group about the latest developments in Moldova and its region on Nov. 16. | Embassy of Moldova

A delegation of Brazilian congressmen led by the vice president of the Chamber of Deputies, Marcos Pereira, meets with the senior vice president of the Japan International Cooperation Agency, Katsura Miyazaki, on Nov. 9. | Embassy of Brazil

Members of the Belgian Embassy and the BelExpo team join the Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in Japan’s gala “A Journey Through Our World Heritage” at the Conrad Tokyo hotel on Nov. 10. | Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in Japan

The ambassador of the Dominican Republic to Japan, Robert Takata, presents his credentials as a nonresident ambassador to Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, becoming the first Dominican ambassador to do so in Indonesia, on Oct. 23. | Embassy of the Dominican Republic

Serbian Ambassador Aleksandra Kovac speaks at an embassy-supported event commemorating the 80th anniversary of the death of Nikola Tesla, the famous scientist and inventor of Serbian origin, on Oct. 14. | Embassy of Serbia

The fourth Hungarian Festival is held in Roppongi on Oct. 21. Visitors could view a cultural stage show and taste traditional Hungarian dishes. | Embassy of Hungary

Laotian Ambassador Phongsamouth Anlavan hosts a reception for the nation’s deputy prime minister and minister of foreign affairs, Saleumxay Kommasith, and his delegation at the embassy on Nov. 8 during their official working visit to Japan. | Embassy of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic

Argentine Ambassador Eduardo Tempone (center) prepares to present his credentials to the emperor on Oct. 4. Accompanying him are Grand Master of the Ceremonies Junichi Ihara (third from left) and representatives from the embassy. | Embassy of Argentine Republic

Jamaican Ambassador Shorna-Kay Richards joins 7-Eleven Japan’s President Fumihiko Nagamatsu for the launch of Seven Cafe’s Blue Mountain Blend coffee. | Embassy of Jamaica

Entrepreneur Organization’s local Tokyo Metropolitan chapter inviting EO entrepreneurs & sharing their untold stories to becoming a publicly traded company. | EO Tokyo Metropolitan

Franciacorta president Silvano Brescianini came from Italy to attend the Franciacorta Tasting event, held on Nov. 7 | Franciacorta

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