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Message from the Ambassador

Welcome to the website of the Delegation of the European Union to Japan!

Japan is one of the EU's strategic partners, sharing such values as democracy, the rule of law, open markets and respect for human rights. We cooperate on a wide range of issues ranging from peace-building and anti-piracy missions to science and innovation.

With so much to gain, I sincerely believe the EU and Japan can both benefit from a closer partnership on all fronts, where we jointly tackle such global challenges as climate change, energy security, terrorism and development. Many of our citizens already live, study and work in each other's countries, and benefit from this close relationship on a personal level.

I hope you will find this website a useful window to the EU and the relationship between the EU and Japan – and invite you also alongside it to look at our Facebook and Twitter pages for up-to-the-minute news, features and events information, and our digital magazine EUMAG (in Japanese), covering EU news and policies in depth.


Ambassador EU

Viorel Isticioaia-Budura
Ambassador of the European Union to Japan, Head of the Delegation

Updated 2017.02.07