Japan-Ireland Relations

April 10, 2024

On April 10, Mr. KISHIDA Fumio, Prime Minister of Japan, sent a congratulatory letter to H.E. Mr. Simon Harris, T.D., Taoiseach (Prime Minister of Ireland), for his appointment.

In the letter, Prime Minister Kishida noteded that the bilateral relationship has been deepening in a wide range of areas on the basis of the Japan-Ireland Leaders’ Statement in July 2022, and stated his expectation that the relationship will be further promoted through Ireland’s participation in Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai next year and other opportunities. Prime Minister Kishida also stated that he hoped to work closely with Ireland towards maintaining and strengthening the free and open international order based on the rule of law, including realizing a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific”.

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