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Aug 29, 2019

Hungary and Japan celebrate 150th anniversary of diplomatic ties this year

To mark the anniversary, Princess Kako will visit Hungary in September. President János Áder and Prime Minister Viktor Orbán are also scheduled to pay visits to Japan this year.

Gergely Gulyás, head of the Hungarian Prime Minister’s Office, has visited Japan following an invitation from the International Judo Federation.

According to MTI, Gulyás met Mitsuchika Tarao, the vice-governor of Tokyo, Takao Makino, Japan’s deputy farm, infrastructure and tourism minister, MP Seishiro Eto, head of the Japan-Hungary parliamentary chapter, as well as IJF head Marius Vizer. Gulyás and leaders of the IFJ were received for lunch by Princess Tomohito.

Hungary and Japan celebrates the 150th anniversary of diplomatic ties this year. To mark the anniversary, Princess Kako will visit Hungary in September. President János Áder and Prime Minister Viktor Orbán are also scheduled to pay visits to Japan this year.

Concerning bilateral ties, economic cooperation was in the focus as Japan was Hungary’s greatest Asian investor with 160 companies active in the country. “Good cooperation between the Visegrád countries increases the significance of central Europe and makes the region more attractive for Japanese investors,” Gulyás said.