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Welcome to the Royal Danish Embassy in Tokyo

Welcome to the Royal Danish Embassy in Tokyo

Gateway to the Future

A busy year at Embassy is coming to a close.

2017 has been the year where we have celebrated the 150-year anniversary for the establishment of diplomatic ties between Japan and Denmark, and what a celebration it has been. The anniversary has been celebrated from Okinawa in the South to Hokkaido in the North with more than 200 events big and small. With this anniversary the relationship between Japan and Denmark has reached new heights.

As a part of the celebration we had a prominent visit this fall. The Danish Crown Prince Couple visited Japan this October accompanied by 55 Danish companies and 4 Danish minsters – the biggest Danish delegation yet to visit Japan. The goal was to strengthen Danish exports to Japan and in that we have succeed. I would like to thank everyone for a successful visit, which has helped strengthen the strategic partnership between Japan and Denmark, thus creating a gateway to the future.

It is also worth mentioning that this year Japan and the EU have agreed on an extensive free-trade agreement. This will help create an even bigger ground for Danish companies in Japan.

Now we are looking forward to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics where we will work towards repeating the success of promoting Danish products, culture and tourism as was done in Rio in 2016.

Our focus will be on continuing the already good and solid relationship. We serve as the representative of all Danes and Danish interests and we are just one click away.

Freddy Svane
Ambassador of Denmark in Japan

'Ambassador Freddy Svane'