Bruxelles, 17/07/2018 - 11:38, UNIQUE ID: 180716_15
The EU-Japan strategic partnership is based upon longstanding cooperation and shared fundamental values and principles such as democracy, the rule of law, human rights, good governance and a market-based economy. Japan is a longstanding partner, one of the EU’s closest and most like-minded allies in Asia. EU–Japan relations have developed steadily, extending from trade and investment to a wide range of dialogue and cooperation in other areas, from close political cooperation to a broad range of sectoral relations. Security is a key area where the EU and Japan have been strengthening their cooperation.