With the support of the government of Japan, and in partnership with UNDP, Serbia is now better prepared to face future threats – both at the municipal level and in terms of the overall response to future crisis management in the case of disasters
Higher seizures of illegal tobacco contributed to an almost 20 per cent increase in tobacco excise collection in the first nine months of 2015, in comparison to same period last year. Further law enforcement measures should be followed by effective action taken by prosecutors and courts
The municipality has locations available for investment that are equipped with complete infrastructure, a technically modernised local administration, a completed real estate registry and a swift procedure for the issuance of permits
Although located in the immediate vicinity of the Visegrad Group of countries, Serbia does not do enough to interest Japanese investors, and in the past it has missed out on the chances provided. However, renewed interest in our country is emerging among Japanese companies
Weak economies of the EU, U.S. and China, Japan’s top trading partners, as well as weak demand at home, have resulted in low GDP growth and slowed exports. New incentive measures, including major infrastructure works, should help and support growth
Over the last 25 years, Japan has been one of the biggest and most unobtrusive donors in this part of the world. With its one-off donations, the Japanese Government targets mainly healthcare, youth education and environmental protection, with the goal of contributing to raising the living standard for Serbian citizens.
New Year’s celebrations in Japan last until Dondoyaki, which takes place between 15th and 18th January, depending on local shrines. This day sees last year’s talismans burned – as an ultimate step to put the past to rest, and to begin the year with a fresh start. This rite ends the New Year season
Five years ahead of the Summer Olympics, Tokyo is already a winner - as of 2015, total sponsorship for the 2020 Games reached approx. $1.5 billion, setting an Olympics record. After some initial setbacks, the city is moving ahead with preparations for only the second Summer Olympic Games ever to be held in an city in Asia