The 22nd Japan-Spain Symposium and its final report
October 6, 2022
On October 5, the 22nd Japan-Spain Symposium was held at the Kyoto Keihanna Plaza, co-hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Kyoto Prefecture, and Keihanna Convention Promotion Committee. The overview of the symposium is as follows.
- At the opening ceremony, Ms. YOSHIKAWA Yuumi, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, and Ms. Ángeles MORENO, State Secretary for Foreign and Global Affairs of the Government of Spain delivered opening remarks.
- Afterwards six sessions were held under the theme of "Japan-Spain Relations at a Turning Point in the International Order". The topics of each session are as follows: "The New International Geopolitical Environment: Japan and Spain in Tomorrow's World"; "Economic Security: Strengthening Value Chains in an Uncertain World"; "Business Cooperation in the Future Economy"; "The Role of Language: Japanese Language in Spain and Spanish Language in Japan"; "Tourism: Tourism Promotion in Japan and Spain with a Post-Corona Vision," and "Food: Food Culture of Japan and Spain and its Impact on Promoting Mutual Understanding”. On these topics, experts from both countries developed the discussion in each session.
- At the closing ceremony, the co-chairs, Mr. SATO Yoshio, Special Senior Corporate Advisor to Sumitomo Life Insurance Company, and Dr. Josep PIQUÉ, President of the Spain-Japan Council Foundation (former Minister of Foreign Affairs), issued the final report.