Japan-Sweden Relations

January 9, 2024
(Photo) Foreign Minister Kamikawa Attends a Dinner with Japanese Residents in Sweden

On January 9, commencing at 6:30 p.m. local time (January 10, 2:30 a.m. JST) for approximately 120 minutes, Ms. KAMIKAWA Yoko, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, during her visit to Stockholm, Sweden, attended a dinner with Japanese residents in Sweden, including representatives from Japanese companies and academics.

Minister Kamikawa stated that Sweden and Japan are partners that share values and principles, and the friendly bilateral relations today are the outcome of efforts in many fields, including in the economic and academic areas. Minister Kamikawa also stated that her goal was to further promote Japan-Nordic cooperation through the "Nordic Diplomacy Initiative," focusing on cooperation by strengthening economic relations, including fields such as green, digital and science and technology.
In light of these points, Foreign Minister Kamikawa exchanged views on economic and academic exchages between Japan and Sweden in terms of social systems and culture, including startup collaboration, women's activities, childcare support, and immigration.

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