Bilateral Relations


High-Level Visits between Japan and Ireland (2017)


The Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida visited Ireland between 9 and 10 January.

On 9 January, Minister Kishida met Mr Charlie Flanagan TD, Ireland's Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, and also attended the Opening Ceremony of the 60th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between Japan and Ireland. (For further information, see "Japan-Ireland Foreign Ministers’ Meeting" on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.)



At the Ceremony, Minister Kishida presented the Foreign Minister’s Commendations to the Chester Beatty Library, Mr Hugo O’Donnell and Mr Hiroaki Ozaki, and his Letter of Appreciation to Ms Barbara Geraghty.


On 10 January, Minister Kishida visited Trinity Long Room followed by a courtesy call on the Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the Department of the Taoiseach.