September 19, 2014
V4+Japan Exchange Year 2014

About the V4+Japan Exchange Year

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On 16 June 2013, the Visegrad Group (V4) plus Japan Summit Meeting was held to commemorate the 10th anniversary of "V4 + Japan" dialogue and cooperation, and leaders from Japan and V4 countries gathered in Warsaw for the first time. In this meeting, the leaders decided to mark 2014 as the V4+Japan Exchange Year with a view to promote people-to-people exchanges among Japan and V4 countries.

Moreover in the Meeting of Ministers of Foreign Affairs from the Visegrad Group and Japan on 11 November 2013 in Delhi-NCR, Foreign Minister Kishida and Ministers from V4 countries confirmed their will to make the V4+Japan Exchange Year fruitful in cooperation with the Goodwill Ambassadors. The Ministers also presented the logo of the Exchange Year.

The Goodwill Ambassador for the Exchange Year

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Ms. Nao Matsushita, actress and a pianist, has been appointed as the Goodwill Ambassador for the Exchange Year representing Japan, considering that V4 countries has been attracting a lot of people with classic music represented by various artists from these countries.

Events of the V4+Japan Exchange Year

Various memorial events are held in Japan and V4 countries during the Exchange Year. The schedule of relevant events is as on the Event Calendar.

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