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In the momentous year of 1868, Sweden and Japan first established diplomatic relations by concluding a Treaty of Friendship, Commerce and Navigation. This makes Sweden one of the first countries to have established relations with Japan in the Meiji era. Since then, our relations have continued to develop into a close partnership spanning many different areas. You can learn more about our shared history here.
Our Anniversary is celebrated in the spirit of tradition and innovation. In our exchanges there is room for both the traditional tea ceremony and the contemporary “fika”. Likewise, our industrial collaboration began more than 100 years ago and is today focused on the challenges of the digital era. Our scientific research co-operation is deep, encouraged by over 20 Japanese Nobel prizes, starting with Prof Hideki Yukawa (physics) in 1949. Joint research and innovation is geared towards meeting the needs of the ageing society. We pursue a lively dialogue on gender equality and diversity. In the worldaround us, we work together for peace and development, both countries served as members of the UN Security Council in 2017. We are committed partners in combatting climate change and promoting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. In both our cultures we share a love of nature and cherish craftsmanship inspired by simple forms and natural materials.Successful collaborations in music, design and gaming industry are proof of a creative affinity between our countries. Together, and based on 150 years of friendship, we help prepare the future.
The strength of our relations is manifested by the breath and wealth of planned activities during 2018, as shown in the event section on this website. Please explore events here!
We hope that the Anniversary year can bring people together and result in new friendships, ideas, projects and travels. We are looking forward to celebrating together with you, and we hope to see you at an event soon!
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