Europe Day 2021 Virtual Reception
On 12 May 2021, the EU Delegation for the first time held its reception marking Europe Day (9 May, the day in 1950 when French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman presented the idea that led to today’s EU) in a virtual format that was live-streamed on YouTube.
The reception featured messages from European Commission Executive Vice-President Timmermans and Japan’s Foreign Minister Motegi, as well as a conversation between Ambassador Flor and Administrative and Regulatory Reform Minister Kono. EU-Japan Parliamentary League of Friendship Chairman Ishihara appeared live, and discussed key bilateral issues with the Ambassador. Musical performances by Ms Mio Matsuda were another highlight of the programme.