EU relation with Japan

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  • 29/08/2014
    553 65744 1 _blank Statement by the Spokesperson on the executions in Japan Statement by the Spokesperson on the executions in Japan

    We deeply regret the execution in Japan of two death row inmates, Mitsuhiro Kobayashi and Tsutomu Takamizawa, today. Since the end of a de facto moratorium of 20 months in March 2012, eighteen persons have been executed in Japan.

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  • 26/06/2014
    439 65744 1 _blank Statement by the Spokesperson on the execution in Japan Statement by the Spokesperson on the execution in Japan /statements/docs/2014/140626_03_en.pdf 06/26/2014 17:13:00 06/26/2014 17:13:00 06/26/2014 17:13:00 nulldate 2014062617 <p>European External Action Service</p> 090126248c2d5415 N 090126248c2d6e67 /statements/docs/2014/140626_03_en.pdf 475400 pdf Y /statements/docs/2014/140626_03_en.pdf 2 /statements/docs/2014/140626_03_en.pdf /statements/docs/2014/140626_03_fr.pdf /statements/docs/2014/140626_03_zz.pdf N ID_INTERNAL N N
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  • 22/04/2014
    Joint Press Release for “Japan-EU officials’ meeting on Science and Technology Cooperation”

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As advanced, industrialised democracies, the EU and Japan have many common interests and values. The scope of the overall relationship has broadened in recent years along the lines of the 2001 Action Plan [167 KB] and now goes far beyond the earlier trade-related focus of the 1970’s and 1980’s.

New agreements 

The EU and Japan are currently working towards new agreements:

  • a Framework Agreement covering not only political dialogue and policy cooperation, but also cooperation on regional and global challenges

 

Ongoing policy dialogue

The EU has an ongoing dialogue with Japan on a variety of policy areas: environment, information society, science & technology, trade, financial services and industrial policy.

Multilateral cooperation

The EU cooperates closely with Japan in international and multilateral fora such as the UN, WTO, and the G8.

Business, academic and civil-society contacts

These are promoted by EU Institutes in Japan and cooperative education and business initiatives. Several programmes offer training in Japan to European executives.