Celebrating Poland: 100 years of independence and diplomatic relations with Japan
“Poland and Japan’s strong historical ties continue to develop and have led to a deeper understanding of one another. Today, approximately 4,500 Polish students are studying Japanese and a growing number of them are taking Japanese-language proficiency tests.” — Counsellor-Deputy Chief of Mission of the Embassy of Japan in Poland Satoru Takahashi.
“Japanese companies are increasing their investments in Europe and with the EU-Japan trade agreement, we expect more Japanese investments to reach Poland.” — Director General of the Japan External Trade Organization Naofumi Makino
“Poland and Japan respect one another other. Japanese companies have invested in the strongest sectors of the Polish economy and helped Poland to develop into an automotive manufacturing hub. We hope to see Japanese investment add value to other key industries.” — Polish Investment and Trade Agency President Tomasz Pisula
“Warsaw Airport is a regional hub with five direct weekly flights to Tokyo’s Narita Airport. Last year, 82,000 Japanese tourists visited Poland to discover our heritage and culture, including (the works) of Fryderyk Chopin.” — Polish Tourist Organisation President Robert Andrzejczyk
“Warsaw and Hamamatsu, its sister city in Japan, cooperate in promoting cultural activities such as those highlighting the life and works of Fryderyk Chopin, which deepen our relationship and strengthen our bonds.” — Director of the City of Warsaw’s Marketing Department Robert Zydel
“Through its strong education sector, Poland produces some of the most qualified individuals in the information technology industry. We are committed to continue building on our strong relations with Japan by facilitating exchange programs and partnerships with Japanese universities.” — Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology Rector Jerzy Nowacki
“Of all the European countries in which Honda operates, the company has one of its largest market shares in Poland. Polish customers are more objective and choose to drive Honda cars because of the company’s reputation for quality and sporty vehicles. We intend to continue to keep our loyal customers satisfied.” — Poland Branch Director of Honda Motor Europe Ltd. Wiesław Kolodziej
“At last year’s internationally renowned real estate awards MIPIM, our flagship project, Warsaw Spire, won Best Office and Business Development. Through achievements such as this, foreign investors, including those from Japan, can see that Warsaw is a modern city with high-quality projects under development.” — Ghelamco’s Managing Director for Central and Eastern Europe Jeroen van der Toolen.
“We established our operations in Poland 20 ago to provide two-way technology transfers between Europe and Japan. Through our talented Polish engineers and scientists, we provide software development, support, sales and consulting services to companies and universities worldwide, and continue to focus on niche areas of computational chemistry and XBRL (extensible business reporting language).” – FQS Poland President Dr. Jerzy Rudziński
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