Last non-holiday parties of the season a hit
Sushi, the prime minister, and a candy bar made for a fun-filled evening.
Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion and Japanese Ambassador Kenjiro Monji, left, work to crack open a barrel of sake—a Japanese tradition for good luck. Co-chairs of the Japanese Parliamentary Friendship Group, Liberal Senator Paul Massicotte and Liberal MP Terry Sheehan, join them. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia