Assuming the Japanese honorary president for the “150th Anniversary of the Japan-Denmark Diplomatic Relations” by His Imperial Highness the Crown Prince of Japan
December 16, 2016
1. Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Denmark in 2017, both countries will organize a variety of events to celebrate the year as the “150th Anniversary of the Japan-Denmark Diplomatic Relations”. Given the importance of the relationship between the two countries and the significance of these memorial events, His Imperial Highness the Crown Prince of Japan will assume the honorary president on the Japanese side for this Anniversary. The presidency will be from the 1st of January 2017 to the 31st of December 2017. On the Danish side, His Royal Highness the Crown Prince Frederik of the Kingdom of Denmark will assume the honorary presidency.
2. The Outline of the “150th Anniversary of Japan-Denmark Diplomatic Relations” is as follows.>
(1) The year 2017 is the 150th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Denmark (the Treaty of Friendship, Commerce and Navigation was signed on the 12th of January 1867). In March 2014, the leader of both countries agreed in their summit meeting to further strengthen the bilateral relations taking advantage of this memorial year.
(2) To celebrate the 150th anniversary, both private and public sectors are currently planning to organize memorial events in a wide range of areas including politics, economy, culture and education. Through these events, it is expected that Japan and Denmark will deepen their mutual understanding, which will lead to further enhancement of their bilateral ties.