European Union External Action
EU Relations with Japan
The EU and Japan have many common interests, and cooperate closely with one another in international and multilateral fora.
The EU and Japan are both major international trading powers, and our trading relationship matters to both of us.
Europe has a long tradition and history of excellence in research and innovation.
Both the EU and Japan benefit by the sharing and pooling of academic knowledge, expertise, ideas and exchange of students.
Europe is a diverse and multi-talented continent.
Policy dialogues provide a regular forum for the EU and Japan to discuss a range of issues. Some of the key dialogues are listed here.
In September 2019, the EU and Japan signed a Partnership on Sustainable Connectivity and Quality Infrastructure.