Who we are
The Delegation of the European Union to Japan represents the EU in Japan. It enjoys the full status of a diplomatic mission and is led by the Head of Delegation.
Our mission is to:
- Represent, promote and advance the interests and values of the European Union in Japan.
- Develop and strengthen bilateral political, economic, cultural, educational, scientific and other sectoral cooperation between the European Union and Japan.
- Where relevant, cooperation with Japan also enables the EU to better promote and advance its interests and values at a global and regional level.
The Delegation is composed of the following sections:
A Chancery under the Head of Delegation, supported by the Deputy Head of Delegation.
Ambassador/Head of Delegation: Jean-Eric Paquet
Minister/Deputy Head of Delegation: Haitze Siemers
Political, Press and Information Section
The section is responsible for both following and fostering bilateral work in the areas of foreign, security, and development policy, judicial cooperation, social affairs and human rights as well as promoting the strategic communication of the EU on all dimensions of EU-Japan relations. It also works to bring the EU and its diversity closer to our Japanese friends through such initiatives as the European Higher Education Fair, the EU Film Days and the European Literature Festival.
First Counsellor, Head: Roland Honekamp
Science, Innovation, Digital, and Other EU Policies Section
This section promotes EU science, innovation, and digital policies and cooperation with Japan, working with the government, funding agencies, research organisations and industry in Japan. The section provides strategic input on international cooperation on science, innovation, and digital policy matters to Brussels headquarters, and holds regular policy events in Japan.
First Counsellor, Head: Gediminas Ramanauskas
The section follows all trade and commerce developments in Japan. It works closely with the Japanese Government as well as with Japanese and European business organisations and covers sectors from aviation, telecommunication, energy and manufacturing to agriculture and environment. In particular, it has supported the negotiations for an Economic Partnership Agreement between the EU and Japan. Now after the conclusion of the negotiations, one of the main tasks of the section is to prepare for implementation of the Agreement, in cooperation with EU Member States and businesses.
Minister-Counsellor, Head: Marjut Hannonen
The section supports the daily functioning of the Delegation and its staff, including maintenance of buildings and residences. It liaises with appropriate authorities in the EU and Japan on all protocol and administrative matters related to EU officials.
Second Secretary, Head: Juan Arana Sanchez
EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation
The EU-Japan Centre is a unique venture between the European Commission and METI aimed at improving EU and Japanese companies' competitiveness and cooperation by facilitating exchanges of experience and know-how between EU and Japanese businesses. It is based in Tokyo and has an office in Brussels.
Minister-Counsellor, Head: Manuel Hubert
Delegation of the European Union to Japan
4-6-28 Minami-Azabu, Minato-ku,
Concerning the export conditions of Japanese products to the EU, the EU Delegation is not in a position to respond to such inquiries. Japanese exporters should instead address their questions to JETRO, to the Japanese ministries or the Japanese mission in Brussels.
Alternatively, in case the exporters wish to get in direct contact with the EU authorities, this can be done through the Commission's Access2Markets.
The Delegation does not issue visas. Visas are issued by the Embassies of the Member States.
EU Networks in Japan
EU Information centres, Institutes and associations in Japan.
Weekly Email Bulletin
The Delegation of the European Union to Japan publishes a weekly email bulletin each Thursday. The bilingual (Japanese & English) bulletin provides details of recent, ongoing and upcoming events in Europe and Japan and is distributed to subscribers.
The email bulletin is HTML-based and therefore best viewed with PCs or smartphones.
To subscribe, unsubscribe and change your email address, please click here and contact us.
Delegation's online Japanese-language magazine
The Delegation's quarterly online Japanese-language magazine, EU MAG, covers a wide range of EU topics, from regulations and policies to culture and people in a colourful, engaging format. It is aimed at a wide readership, but would also be of use to those researching the EU and its policies. It sets out to be comprehensible and accessible.
Why not take a look at http://eumag.jp