January 28, 2019
An excellent bilateral relationship celebrates 150 years
“Austria was one of the first countries to establish diplomatic ties with Japan,” said Karin Kneissl, Austrian minister of Europe, integration and foreign affairs.
“This excellent bilateral relationship has grown significantly since then and our countries cooperate in many areas; in particular, trade, science and technology. Our countries also have very close ties when it comes to culture — Japan is an important host for Austrian culture and cultural performances. It is a prime destination for institutions, such as the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the Vienna State Opera and the Vienna Boys Choir. Vice versa, Austrians are eager to learn more about the rich culture of Japan. 2019 will also see the resumption of nonstop flights between Vienna and Tokyo. Without a doubt, this will contribute to the dynamics of our bilateral relationship.”