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The Scene: Dinner for Japanese Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae

Our photographer colleague Rebecca D’Angelo goes to a party every week and does her thing for a regular feature in the Sunday Style section called The Scene. This week it was a dinner party in honor of new Japanese Ambassador to the U.S., Kenichiro Sasae, hosted by his longtime friend Roy Pfautch at the Willard Hotel June 11. Want to invite her to your party? Email her at

Kenichiro Sasae and his wife, Nobuko.


Selwa “Lucky” Roosevelt, Mandy Ourisman, Ina Ginsburg and Dean Reed enjoy their filet mignon second course.


Oikawa Masaya, manager and senior editor at Mainichi, and Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.)



Roy Pfautch greets Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.)


Rohini Talalla, a documentary filmmaker, with Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.)


Irene Inouye, president of the U.S.-Japan Council, gives a toast.


White House Social Secretary Jeremy Bernard, biographer Sally Bedell Smith, and Buffy Cafritz.


Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) and her husband Tom Daffron.


Dorothy McSweeny, chair emeritus of DC Commission on the Arts, with Gail West.


Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, his wife Mary, and attorney Buck Chapoton.


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