TW Social: What We Got Up To in September 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 September 2020
Roger Brantsma with Momoko Gonohe

Roger Brantsma, general manager of Hilton Tokyo (with Momoko Gonohe, marketing manager at the Hilton Tokyo): “We, at Hilton Tokyo, are ready to welcome you with Hilton CleanStay, a program that incorporates industry-leading hygiene practices created to keep you safe. Escape from the daily hustle and bustle and enjoy a staycation in the city.”

TW Social: What We Got Up To in September 2020
Miss Supranatural

Winners of the Miss Supranational Japan 2020 contest: (from left) Miran, Mariko Nakagawa, Eternal Co., Ltd CEO Yoshitaka Taniuchi (main sponsor) and Risa Higuchi. The event was streamed online live without public audience in attendance.

TW Social: What We Got Up To in September 2020
Saku Yanagawa and friends

Star bodyguard Nestor Takamiyagi, entertainer Steven Haynes, South African model Nontobeko Mbuyazi, Japan celebrity Caiya (Carolyn Kawasaki) and Keiki Urushibara at the LEX for the launch party of the new documentary, “You Decide,” which won the Best Documentary Award at the Los Angeles Diversity Film Festival.

TW Social: What We Got Up To in September 2020
J Wave Marie Desmarais

Host of Japan radio J-Wave Mariè Desmarais (r) with Thelma Rún Heimisdóttir for an exclusive interview for the Backstage Pass TV program.

TW Social: What We Got Up To in September 2020
Bolivian Chargé d’affaires Isabel Dalenz Cultrera (l)

Bolivian Chargé d’affaires Isabel Dalenz Cultrera (l): “Like in many other countries, the government of Bolivia is fighting with a merciless pandemic and its adverse economic effects but several women in the government led by President Jeanine Añez, Chancellor Karen Longaric and Health Minister Eidy Roca are fighting to overcome the pandemic and restore the economy of Bolivia.” In attendance, Bolivian native Noemi Inoue, city council representative for Sumida-ku.

TW Social: What We Got Up To in September 2020
Saku Yanagawa

Stand-up comedian Saku Yanagawa (center) with fans at his farewell party at the LEX. He will continue his work in Chicago. We wish him all the best and success in the US.

TW Social: What We Got Up To in September 2020
Fashion designer Junko Koshino and her son Yoriyuki Suzuki

Fashion designer Junko Koshino (r) and her son Yoriyuki Suzuki working on their next show to be held at GINZA SIX.

TW Social: What We Got Up To in September 2020
Conrad Tokyo

Neil McInnes, general manager of Conrad Tokyo, (with Nobuhiro Yanaga and Akane Murakami): “The well-being of our guests and team members has been our highest priority throughout this time and will continue to be, and I am pleased to share that we have implemented Hilton Clean Stay, our world-wide program which provides guests with assurance and peace of mind when they stay at our hotels.”

TW Social: What We Got Up To in September 2020
Ambassador_Court

Australian Ambassador Richard Court at the Australian Embassy: “Covid-19 has presented very serious challenges to the international community and it will continue to test our resolve for some time to come. All of us at the Australian Embassy are deeply thankful to the front line medical workers in Japan who have bravely continued to treat sick patients, including Australians, throughout the pandemic. I am looking forward to when Japanese people are able to visit Australia again, and vice versa; these strong grassroots linkages are what makes the relationship between Australia and Japan so incredibly special.”

TW Social: What We Got Up To in September 2020
Amb. Peter Taksøe-Jensen

Ambassador Peter Taksøe-Jensen at the Danish Embassy: “The pandemic is a wake-up call to address the current inequalities and failures in the global economic, social and environmental agendas. In unusual times like these, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) become even more relevant, as they can guide our understanding and response to the impacts of Covid-19 on our societies. One of the universal principles of the SDGs is to leave no one behind. This should work as our guidance for a global recovery.”

TW Social: What We Got Up To in September 2020
Dewi Sukarno with Ceremony President Tsukasa Shiga and friends

Dewi Sukarno with Ceremony President Tsukasa Shiga and friends on Shiga’s four-bedroom Italian yacht, the Primavera.

TW Social: What We Got Up To in September 2020
Ambassador of Lebanon Nidal Yehya, Madeleine Umewaka and Bachir Bou Rached

Ambassador of Lebanon Nidal Yehya, Madeleine Umewaka and commercial attaché Bachir Abou Rached discuss a support initiative for the people of Beirut. A Noh charity event at Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel took place on October 4, with tickets and donation proceeds raised going to leading NGOs active in Beirut.

TW Social: What We Got Up To in September 2020
Rehearsal for the concerto by blind musicians

Rehearsal for the concerto by blind musicians to be held on October 17 at Steinway Salon Matsuo Hall in Hibiya. From left: Dr. Chowdhury Mominuddin, chairperson of NPO Global Citizens Club, flutist Tsunakawa Yasunori, soprano singer Kawabata Miki, baritone singer Kitahara Shinnosuke, tenor singer Minowa Kenta, producer Keiko Kawashima and pianist Yuri Kozhevatov.

TW Social: What We Got Up To in September 2020
New Zealand’s ambassador to Japan, Hamish Cooper, enjoying the beautiful garden at the ambassador’s residence. The embassy is cautious during the Covid outbreak, and they are doing their best to keep up morale with barbecues and other social activities (while keeping social distance, of course).

New Zealand’s ambassador to Japan, Hamish Cooper, enjoying the beautiful garden at the ambassador’s residence. The embassy is cautious during the Covid outbreak, and they are doing their best to keep up morale with barbecues and other social activities (while keeping social distance, of course).

TW Social: What We Got Up To in September 2020
The Nicaraguan ambassador Rodrigo Coronel at the ambassador’s residence. Up until recently he has refrained from going out except when necessary, and has been focusing on practicing his Japanese, bonsai gardening and cooking at home.

The Nicaraguan ambassador Rodrigo Coronel at the ambassador’s residence. Up until recently he has refrained from going out except when necessary, and has been focusing on practicing his Japanese, bonsai gardening and cooking at home.

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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