October 28, 2022

TIMES GALLERY – October 2022

South African Chamber of Commerce in Japan Chairman Simon Farrell (left), South African Ambassador Lulama Smuts Ngonyama (center) and SACCJ Director Samukelisiwe Mthembu (right) attend a Heritage Day fundraiser on Sept. 24. | SACCJ

Greek Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs Miltiadis Varvitsiotis (left) talks with former Ambassador of Japan to Greece Masuo Nishibayashi (center) and Greek Ambassador Dimitris Caramitsos-Tziras during a reception for the Greek community on Sept. 25. | JUNKO NAGATA @ GREECEJAPAN.COM

Cuban Prime Minister Manuel Marrero Cruz meets Prime Minister Fumio Kishida during his visit to Japan to attend the state funeral of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. | Estudio Revolucion

Urska Klakocar Zupancic, speaker of the Slovenian National Assembly, and Hiroyuki Hosoda, speaker of Japan’s House of Representatives, meet to enhance parliamentary collaboration. | Embassy of Slovenia

Poet Mutsuo Takahashi (center), recipient of the inaugural Seamus Heaney Award Japan, stands with (from left) Andrew Fitzsimons, Mitsuko Ohno, Richard Gorman, Christopher Heaney (son of the late Nobel Prize-winning Irish poet Seamus Heaney) and the ambassador-designate of Ireland, Damien Cole. | Embassy of Ireland

The largest Paraguayan festival on the continent was held on Oct. 16 at Hikarigaoka Park in Tokyo’s Nerima Ward. Rep. Shinsuke Okuno, president of the Paraguayan Nippon Association, and Paraguay’s Ambassador Raul Florentin (both at center rear, in suits) stand here with participating artists. | Embassy of Paraguay

Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard meets with Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike. They discussed issues of common interest, such as equality and equity. | Embassy of Mexico

Hungary’s innovation minister, Janos Csak (right), and Ambassador Norbert Palanovics visit the Avatar Robot Cafe Dawn in Tokyo to discuss cooperation possibilities with CEO Yoshifuji Ory. | Embassy of Hungary

The charge d’affaires of the embassy of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, Natalia Salazar, meets with Japan’s state minister for foreign affairs, Shunsuke Takei. They expressed a desire to continue strengthening friendly relations between Bolivia and Japan. | Embassy of Bolivia

Albanian Ambassador Gjergj Teneqexhiu (center rear) attends the Peace Memorial Ceremony in Hiroshima on Aug. 6. Right of him is Sabri Kicmari, the ambassador of Kosovo. With them are members of the Albanian community living in Hiroshima. | Embassy of Albania

Jarman International joined the city of Yonezawa’s monthly Zero Waste Walk at Onogawa Onsen in Yamagata Prefecture. A short lecture and river clean-up were followed by chatting over freshly made coffee. Shown here are Jarman International’s Ruth Marie Jarman and young local volunteers. | Jarman International

Ambassador Aleksandra Kovac of Serbia gave a lecture as part of Toyo Eiwa University’s course on Serbia within the program of its Center for Continuing Education on Oct. 14. | Embassy of Serbia

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