October 23, 2018
Historical anniversary signals long standing friendship
In 2019, Hungary and Japan will be celebrating 150 years of diplomatic relations. We not only cherish our ties going back to 1869, but we are also proud of how deep our cooperation has been over the past centuries. Japan is our strategic partner in the region, with whom we cooperate closely — not only in the fields of culture and the economy, but also in terms of foreign and security policy. We share similar ideas on various issues and we share common values. With regard to economic matters, prospects for even stronger ties between Hungary and Japan are more than encouraging. Japanese investors are particularly important to us — they not only bring capital and create jobs, but they also share with us their state-of-the-art technology and exceptional corporate and business culture. Therefore, Hungary greatly appreciates Japanese investments, and our government has signed strategic cooperation agreements with seven Japanese corporations.