EU-Japan relations

13.07.2023 EEAS Press Team

The EU-Japan strategic partnership continues to grow deeper and more dynamic. It is based on longstanding cooperation, common interests and shared values, supporting human rights and democracy, multilateralism, and a rules-based international order based on the UN Charter, as well as open, free and fair trade and a green transition. Japan is the EU’s closest strategic partner in the Indo-Pacific region and a key ally for the implementation of the EU Strategy for Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific released in September 2021.