TW Social: What We Got Up To In August 2020

We check in on the community to see how everyone is doing during these challenging times.

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TW Social: What We Got Up To In August 2020
Segafredo crew with store manager Akira Sugano

The Segafredo crew with store manager Akira Sugano at Segafredo in Hiroo. “We at Segafredo have implemented strict social distancing rules and follow all recommendations by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. Our clients’ safety is our highest priority.”

TW Social: What We Got Up To In August 2020
German Ambassador Ina Lepel with cultural attaché Djamel Touré

German Ambassador Ina Lepel with cultural attaché Djamel Touré at the German Embassy: “The coronavirus crisis has brought tremendous change to the way we interact and connect, in our private lives as well as at the German Embassy. We are deeply grateful for the heartwarming support we experienced from our Japanese friends. By now it has become clear that there is only one way to truly overcome the crisis: together – by closely cooperating, showing solidarity and by working together to overcome obstacles that affect the lives of our citizens.”

TW Social: What We Got Up To In August 2020
Jordan Ambassador Lina Annab with officials at the Jordan Embassy

Jordan Ambassador Lina Annab with officials at the Jordan Embassy: “The immense challenge and hardship caused by Covid-19 were equally met by hope, solidarity and a genuine desire to be a force of good by many whose stories continue to inspire us. We are eternally grateful to those who risk their lives to ensure the safety of others during these trying times. Whether in Jordan, Japan or anywhere in the world, the altruism and self-sacrifice we witnessed in recent months must remind us of our humanity and of how similar we are in our need of and love for one another. We pray for all those affected by this pandemic and we wish that a cure is found soon.”

TW Social: What We Got Up To In August 2020
Andaz Tokyo hotel’s General Manager Ross Cooper with Director of Food & Beverage Alistair Minty

Andaz Tokyo hotel’s General Manager Ross Cooper with Director of Food & Beverage Alistair Minty: “We have been delighted to continue welcoming guests to the hotel during these unprecedented times. Hyatt’s global commitment to care for the well-being of our colleagues, guests and customers by delivering enhanced hygiene and safety measures around the hotel has been met with positive comments. This feedback has been a rewarding source of motivation and drives us to provide the best possible experience we can for our guests.”

TW Social: What We Got Up To In August 2020
The National Council of YMCAs of Japan

The National Council of YMCAs of Japan: Executive Director Hiroko Ohiwa, Misaki Onodera (Division for International Support), First Secretary & Consul Catherine Crutzen and Mia Vanassche (Press & Information Section) at the Belgium Embassy donating traditional Belgian waffles and Japanese foods to students who are studying Japanese at the YMCA Japanese language schools.

TW Social: What We Got Up To In August 2020
Dewi Sukarno giving her debut performance for “My Mozart”

Dewi Sukarno giving her debut performance for “My Mozart” hosted by United Nations Classic Live Association (President, Masayo Koike).

TW Social: What We Got Up To In August 2020
Mai Nishida, Paolo Andrea Di Pietro, Roberto di Candido with Dewi Sukarno

Mai Nishida, Paolo Andrea Di Pietro, Roberto di Candido with Dewi Sukarno celebrating a performance of “My Mozart” at Sukarno’s official after-party.

TW Social: What We Got Up To In August 2020
Ambassador Martha Lidia Zelayandia Cisneros of the Republic of El Salvador

Ambassador Martha Lidia Zelayandia Cisneros of the Republic of El Salvador at the Embassy: “These are very challenging times for all of us. We are grateful for Japan’s support to establish a new and comprehensive hospital specially to treat patients of Covid-19 in El Salvador, and we send our respect and deepest gratitude to all medical staff who have been at the frontlines of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Together we stay strong.”

TW Social: What We Got Up To In August 2020
The Ambassador of Egypt Ayman Kamel and his spouse Ghada

The Ambassador of Egypt Ayman Kamel and his spouse Ghada at the embassy’s residence: “As the year 2020 unfolded, the threat of Covid-19 arose, challenging us in many ways and forcing humankind to change their habits. Nevertheless, we have tried to stay resilient in the face of these difficult circumstances, which taught us to be more grateful for the meaning and purpose of life. Someday we will look back on this crisis and it will be just a memory, but one that will have given us more than it has taken.”

TW Social: What We Got Up To In August 2020
WBA super bantamweight champion of the world Osamu Sato with Kazuyuki Ogawa

WBA super bantamweight champion of the world Osamu Sato with Kazuyuki Ogawa, former Executive Producer at NHK. Sato was attending an exclusive interview for the Backstage Pass TV program.

TW Social: What We Got Up To In August 2020
Zambian Ambassador Ndiyoi M Mutiti (left) at the Zambian Embassy

Zambian Ambassador Ndiyoi M Mutiti (left) at the Zambian Embassy: “Cooperation between Zambia and Japan has continued to grow in various sectors such as economic and trade, education, health and tourism. With the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Zambian Embassy is looking to expand the horizon and further enhance Zambia/Japan cooperation in the health sector. A healthy society is essential for enhanced socio-economic development. This calls for team work at community, national and international levels. Japan serves as a good example, having achieved universal health coverage for its citizens.”

TW Social: What We Got Up To In August 2020
J-pop singer and TV actress Yu Hayami with founder and CEO of Rose Crusaders Takashi Ito and National Director Sakurako Ito

J-pop singer and TV actress Yu Hayami with founder and CEO of Rose Crusaders Takashi Ito and National Director Sakurako Ito at the Mrs International Japan & Ms Fabulous 2020 contest kick-off party at Haneda International Airport.

TW Social: What We Got Up To In August 2020
Leondre Devries and Charlie Lenehan of British pop duo Bars and Melody

A message from Leondre Devries and Charlie Lenehan of British pop duo Bars and Melody, pictured here in Greece: “Hey to all our Japanese fans. We want to thank you all for your support. We love you. Make sure you stay safe during these hard times. We will be back touring in Japan as soon as we can. We will also be releasing new music very soon. Thank you for being patient with us, stay strong and we hope to see you soon!”

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Israeli Ambassador Yaffa Ben-Ari with her husband Yossi at the ambassador’s residence. The Israeli Embassy has asked most of their staff to work from home during Covid-19, with only a skeleton crew coming in to man the ship on shifts. The ambassador says she has been taking breaks while adhering to social distancing, mostly by taking walks around the neighborhood.

TW Social: What We Got Up To In August 2020
Ambassador Jose C Laurel V with officials of the Philippine Embassy

Ambassador Jose C Laurel V with officials of the Philippine Embassy: “The past seven months have been challenging for everyone, including the Filipino Community in Japan. After the State of Emergency was lifted, the embassy continued to provide consular services to our kababayans. Improvements and changes were made to balance efficiency in our operations with the protection of the health of the Filipino community, our guests and personnel. Now, more than ever, we should all cooperate and work together to help minimize the spread of Covid-19 by practicing social distancing, following coughing etiquette and keeping our surroundings clean. We wish for everyone’s safety and good health.”

Here at TW we’ve taken the coronavirus outbreak seriously and have done all we can to #stayhome while staying connected. The same goes for our social page regulars. This month, we check in on the community to see how everyone is doing during these challenging times

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