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EU Trade Commissioner visits Japan

EU News 146/2013

25 March 2013

European Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht will visit Tokyo today, 25 March, 2013. During his stay, he will meet with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Toshimitsu Motegi and Economic Revitalisation Minister Akira Amari. He will also attend a lunch co-hosted by the European Business Council and Keidanren.

The Commissioner will hold a press conference as follows:

Date:         Monday, 25 March 2013

Time:         20:00-20:45

Place:        Delegation of the European Union to Japan 4-6-28, Minami-Azabu, Minato-ku

Language: English only

Please note that this press conference is only open to members of the media. Those wishing to attend should register in advance by telephone or email by 18:00 today. Those who are not registered may be denied entry into the building.

For registration and more information please contact:

Rudie Filon                    Tel: 03-5422-6030/mobile: 090-6533-0576

Mari Koseki                  Tel: 03-5422-6034

Miwako Suetsune          Tel: 03-5422-6035 /

Digital Media: Vicente J. Luna      Tel: 03-5422-6038 / 


Lunch Speech Text (PDF)

Commisioner De Gucht addressing a joint Keidanren & European Bussiness Community (EBC) luncheon. EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht (left) shakes hands with Keidanren Chairman Hiromasa Yonekura at Keidanren Hall in Tokyo on 25 March, 2013. Copyright[C]2013 Keidanren All Rights Reserved.
Press conference by European Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht



Updated 2013.03.26