Good cooperation between the Visegrad countries increases the significance of central Europe and makes the region more attractive for Japanese investors, the head of the PM’s Office said after wrapping up a three-day visit to Japan.
Gergely Gulyás visited Japan at the invitation of the International Judo Federation. According to a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office, 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, the statement said. President János Áder and Prime Minister Viktor Orbán are also scheduled to pay visits to Japan this year, it said.
Concerning bilateral ties, the statement said that economic cooperation was in the focus, adding that Japan was Hungary’s greatest Asian investor with 160 companies active in the country.
The PM’s Office chief added that Japan’s preparations for next year’s Olympic Games indicate that the country will be an “excellent host”.