October 20, 2023


Panamanian Ambassador Carlos Pere and his wife, Elizabeth Heurtematte, attend the Saudi National Day reception on Sept. 26. | Embassy of Panama

Ambassador Gotsileene Morake hosts a reception celebrating Botswana’s Independence Day on Sept. 28. Yoichi Fukazawa, a parliamentary vice minister for foreign affairs, attended. | Embassy of Botswana

Moldovan Ambassador Dumitru Socolan receives the Prince Takamado Memorial Prize in the annual photo competition Japan through Diplomats’ Eyes from Princess Takamado on Oct. 5. | Embassy of the Republic of Moldova

Sumida Ward Mayor Toru Yamamoto and Bolivian Charge d’Affaires Natalia Salazar meet to discuss collaborative cultural initiatives aimed at strengthening community friendships. | Embassy of Bolivia

French Ambassador Philippe Setton (center) receives Akira Amari, president of the Japan-France Parliamentary Friendship Group, and members of its executive committee at his official residence on Oct. 2. | Embassy of France

Jamaican Ambassador Shorna-Kay Richards receives a folk craft from Tottori Gov. Shinji Hirai during her official visit to Tottori, the sister city of Westmoreland Parish in Jamaica. | Embassy of Jamaica

The Kyoto Peacebuilding Center, together with the Global Peacebuilding Association of Japan and the Academic Council on the United Nations System, holds an event on Kosovo Ambassador Sabri Kicmari’s book “History Continues: Three Models of the Continuation of History” on Sept. 29. | Embassy of Kosovo

Over 170 kayakers and canoeists gather at the Moldova Cup 2023 in the Nishikawa town of Yamagata on Sept. 17. Ambassador Dumitru Socolan awarded prizes to the winners. | Embassy of Moldova

A delegation from the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry’s Forum of Parliamentarians meet former Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, the current chairman of the Japan-India Association. | Embassy of India

Tibor Csaba Szendrei, the charge d’affaires ad interim at the Embassy of Hungary, and Hironobu Takagi, the executive director of the Miraikan museum of emerging science and innovation, speak at the opening of an exhibition on Kariko Katalin, who recently received a Nobel for her work on mRNA vaccines. | Embassy of Hungary

Brazilian Ambassador Octavio Henrique Cortes poses with producers from the Brazilian Specialty Coffee Association during their participation in Japan’s coffee conference on Sept. 29. Brazil is the world’s largest producer of coffee. | Embassy of Brazil

The Speaker of the Indonesian House of Representatives Puan Maharani (center, in dress) stands with Ambassador Heri Akhmadi and other guests at Indonesia’s Independence Day Diplomatic Reception at the ambassador’s residence on Oct.11 | Embassy of Indonesia

Kenyan Ambassador Tabu Irina leads the embassy in hosting a Fun Run in celebration of the 60th anniversary of Kenya- Japan diplomatic relations on Sept. 24 at the Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park. | Embassy of Kenya

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