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H.E. Junichi Maruyama, Ambassador of Japan to Serbia

The Year of Celebrations

In February 2020, Japan is celebrating the first National Day (The Emperor's Birthday) since His Majesty Emperor Naruhito ascended to the Throne. I am...

Naoki Tsukada, General Manager of Mitsubishi Corporation’s Belgrade Liaison Office

We are Adapting to the Digital Age

Mitsubishi Corporation (MC), a global integrated business enterprise with operations across virtually every industry and a global network of around 80,000 professionals Mitsubishi Corporation...

Why Tokyo 2020 Can Be More Financially Successful Than Previous Games

Most Private Sector Support and Sponsors Ever

There are often debates about the actual economic benefits of hosting an Olympic Games. The answer can often seem quite ambiguous, as it is...

Mladen Jevtić, Adriatic Region Sales Manager at Hitachi Vantara

Focus on Connecting Industrial Needs With Your Data

We are leaders, who continue advancing full steam ahead Hitachi Vantara is a young company that unifies IT infrastructure and operational technologies from various industries....

Goran Pekez, President of JBAS and Corporate Affairs & Communication Director at JTI Western Balkans

Pioneers Ready to Share Experiences

Now that high-scale investments in production centres - such as those of Panasonic, Japan Tobacco, Yazaki and recently Toyo - are coming to Serbia,...

Robert Lukić, Director at Toyota Srbija

Toyota Dictates Trends

Toyota's output in Serbia in 2019: Four new models, growth of market share and record sales of hybrid vehicles We are just launching the new...

Japan’s 2020 Olympics

Marking a Significant Rebirth for the Country

When historians assess the Abe era, they will use the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games as their benchmark. They will note that Abe’s...

Victor Veklitch, Vice President and General Manager at JTI Western Balkans

Continuous Investments In Our People & Business

JTI has invested more than $181 million in Serbia since 2006, modernising facilities, launching cigarette production, tripling its market share and establishing highscale exports...

Danijela Čabarkapa, Executive Director of the Japanese Business Alliance in Serbia (JBAS)

Steady Growth

In a short period of time, the Japanese Business Alliance in Serbia made a huge difference in the way member companies, as well as...

Magic Code

With Quality There is No Compromise

Magic Code is a young company that has, in less than ten years, grown from being a small family-run enterprise to become an importer...

Jiro Takeichi, Chief Representative of the JICA Balkan Office

Japanese Knowhow for Serbian Businesses

On the basis of the “Western Balkan Initiative” that was proposed by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in 2018, JICA has been engaged in...

Vladimir Gak, President of the Municipality of Inđija

11 Investors in 3 Years

Inđija is a leader in Serbia in many areas and the most favourable place for investment in this part of Europe, thanks to which...

Radoš Gazdić, Director of the Development Agency of Serbia (RAS - Razvojna agencija Srbije)

With a Good Tailwind

According to the estimates of the Development Agency of Serbia, 2020 will be marked by the further growth of investments, primarily in the automotive...

Shaip Kamberi, President of the Municipality of Bujanovac

We are Grateful for the Assistance

The Municipality of Bujanovac occupies a fifth of the territory of the Pčinja District, where 15% of the population of this district lives and...

New Technology

How Is Japan Using Technology for The 2020 Olympics

Autonomous taxis are set to shuffle visitors between the airport and sporting venues. Facial recognition will speed up security screenings for hundreds of thousands...

Marija Cvetković, President of the Municipality of Gadžin Han

We Value Japan’s Help

The Embassy of Japan donated €228,475 to three healthcare facilities at the end of last year, including the Gadžin Han Health Centre. This valuable...

Vladimir Stojanović, President of the Municipality of Kučevo

Swifter Diagnosis and Treatment

The Kučevo Health Centre has received an ultrasound machine, an analogue mammogram screener and a device for digitalising X-ray images. This new medical equipment,...

Vladeta Lučić, Director of PUC "Mladenovac"

Our Streets are Now Cleaner

The Municipality of Mladenovac is one of those included in the projects of the Government of Japan to cater to the basic needs of...

Promotion

Fukushima Students Promoted Reconstruction Promotion

Six inspirational students from disaster-hit areas of japan have been sampling the olympic spirit, benefiting from a cultural exchange and acquiring life-changing experience through...

JBAS Activities 2019

Member to Member

For the Japanese Business Alliance in Serbia (JBAS), 2019 was all about our members – activities in 2019 were shaped under the slogan “member...

Venues

New Venues for New Games

The Venue Plan for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 consists predominantly of two thematic and operational zones: the "Heritage Zone"; which houses...

Where to Stay, Eat, and Play in Tokyo for the 2020 Olympics

Everything You Need to Know About Staying in Japan

The year 2020 may mark the beginning of a new decade, but perhaps most importantly, a new Olympic season. And while the Summer 2020...

H.E. Junichi Maruyama, Ambassador of Japan to Serbia

We Want to Learn More About Serbia

The visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe to Serbia after 31 years was truly epoch-making. As a result, young Japanese volunteers will soon...

Naoki Tsukada, General Manager of the Mitsubishi Corporation's Belgrade Liaison Office

New Strategy for a New Era

Recognising that businesses have life cycles that are influenced by environmental and other factors, Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) will re-profile its portfolio by proactively demonstrating...

Satoshi Abe, General Director of the JETRO Vienna Office

Japanese Companies Ready to Discover Serbia & SEE

While some prominent Japanese companies already operate in Serbia, huge potential for further cooperation has yet to be explored. The investments by Yazaki and...

Atsuko Shiotani, Economic Attaché at the Embassy of Japan in Belgrade

Promising Tide

Compared to ten years ago, economic relations between the two countries have – by and large – expanded significantly. Measured in terms of the...

Hideya Kobayashi, Chief Representative, Balkan Office, JICA

We Want to Contribute to Serbian Society

As of 2019, JICA will launch a new programme in which Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers, young and energetic Japanese youngsters, will work with Serbian...

Goran Pekez, Chairman of the Board of Directors of JBAS

Serbia an Important Developing Market

We must work stronger to promote opportunities to do business in Serbia among Japanese business circles and spread the word in larger circles, as...

Danijela Čabarkapa, JBAS Executive Director

We’re Ready to Share Our Experiences

Our aim is to increase the involvement of Japanese business circles in the creation and further improvement of conditions for doing business in Serbia...

Radoš Gazdić, Acting Director of the Development Agency of Serbia (RAS)

Investors Recognise Us as an Attractive Destination

The Development Agency of Serbia (RAS) has around a hundred active projects at any given moment, which confirms the fact that Serbia is an...

Tokyo Olympic Games 2020

Tokyo 2020: Huge Opportunities For Investors

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government estimates that over the 18 year period between the announcement of Tokyo 2020 in 2013 and 2030 – 10 years...

Traditional Crafts in Japan

Japanese National Treasures

Japanese crafts are as old as Japan itself. Rural crafts were made with natural materials to provide for daily necessities, and with time they...

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Richard Grenell: Serbia-Kosovo Agreement Results From Trump’s Different Brand Of Diplomacy

President Aleksandar Vučić of Serbia and Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti of Kosovo took an enormous step toward a long-term...

Agreement On Normalisation Of Economic Relations Between Belgrade And Pristina Signed

President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic and Prime Minister of the Provisional Institutions of Kosovo Avdullah Hoti signed an Agreement...

Symbols Of Belgrade Lit In Colors Of The Polish Flag

On the occasion of marking the 40th anniversary of the founding of the "Solidarity" movement, Branko's Bridge, the Bridge...

Montenegro Election: First Projections Point To A Tight Race

In Montenegro, the ruling DPS was nearly neck-and-neck with its main rivals, according to early and incomplete projections of...

Gorenje To Hire 600 Temp Workers Due To Surge In Orders

Slovenian home appliance manufacturer Gorenje is hiring some 600 temporary workers to cope with a record number of orders....