Sitemap

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 delighted that CorD Magazine is publishing a special edition dedicated to Japan on this celebratory occasion

On 1st May 2019, His Majesty Emperor Naruhito ascended to the Throne, when the new era, “Reiwa”, commenced. Reiwa stands for beauty and harmony.

His Majesty will celebrate his 60th birthday on 23rd February 2020. During his New Year’s greeting, His Majesty said that he hoped this year would be a peaceful and good year without natural disasters, while he expressed sympathy for those who were affected by the typhoons and heavy rains of 2019. As His Majesty said, I am also hoping that 2020 will be a beautiful and fortunate year without natural disasters.

Junichi Maruyama
ENTHRONEMENT CEREMONY OF HM EMPEROR NARUHITO OF JAPAN

Last year saw Japan host several major events, such as the G20 Summit, the Rugby World Cup and the Ceremony of the Enthronement, at which people from all over the world gathered.

On 23rd February 2020, His Majesty Emperor Naruhito will celebrate his 60th birthday. Speaking in his New Year’s greeting, His Majesty said that he hoped this year would be a peaceful and good year without natural disasters, while he expressed sympathy for those who were affected by the typhoons and heavy rains of 2019

Furthermore, as you know, the Olympic and Paralympic Games will be held in Tokyo this year. In November 2019, the New National Stadium was completed, and now the people of Japan, brimming with hospitality, are eagerly waiting to welcome guests from around the globe. However, hot and humid weather is my concern, thus I would like to encourage Serbian teams to prepare well in this regard.

Junichi Maruyama
NEW NATIONAL STADIUM – 2020 TOKYO OLYMPIC GAMES

The City of Hōfu in Yamaguchi Prefecture, the City of Kashiwazaki in Niigata Prefecture, the City of Fujimi in Saitama Prefecture and the City of Karatsu in Saga Prefecture will, respectively, be the host cities of Serbian national teams competing in volleyball, water polo, wrestling&handball and 3-on-3 basketball. They will help the Serbian national teams to adopt themselves smoothly to the climate and lifestyle in Japan so that they can provide their best performance in Tokyo.

Grassroots exchanges between citizens of these cities and Serbian team members have already begun, which is why I’m convinced that the Olympic Games in Tokyo will be one of the best opportunities to see the further development of bilateral relations between our two countries.

Related Articles

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...

More...

Sian MacLeod, UK Ambassador to Serbia

Faces of Diplomacy

When I walk up the stairs to my office in the Embassy I pass a series of painted portraits and photographs of former heads...

José López Thomás de Carranza, New Commercial Counsellor At The Embassy Of Spain in Serbia

José López Thomás de Carranza is the new Economic and Commercial Counsellor at the Embassy of Spain in Serbia and in Montenegro. Since 1...

Always Truly Together

It is often said that the strongest friendships are forged during tough times. And sometimes, as in the case of Italy and Serbia, they...

Comment

History Condensed

While we are celebrating many events and factors that make German-Serbian bilateral relations stronger, history might also be in the making. This largely depends...

News

EIB And Erste Bank Serbia Sign €30 Million Loan To Help Fast Recovery Of Serbian SMEs And Mid-Caps

- The EIB will invest €30 million to accelerate the recovery of Serbian companies operating in sectors most affected by...

RAS And HEPA Sign MoU On Cooperation On Foreign Market Growth Program

The Development Agency of Serbia (RAS) and the Hungarian Export Promotion Agency (HEPA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding today,...

Clean Air Challenge

UNDP Serbia, in cooperation with UNICEF and WHO, has announced the Clean air challenge to call proposals for innovative...

Rule Of Law Crucial For The Western Balkans’ Post-pandemic Economy

Belgrade Security Forum continued with Dr. David Landsman, Chairman of British Serbian Chamber of Commerce and former British diplomat...

Brose To Invest €180m In Serbia

Prime Minister Ana Brnabic talked today with Urlich Schrickel, Chief Executive Officer of the Brose Group, which started the...

EIB And Erste Bank Serbia Sign €30 Million Loan To Help Fast Recovery Of Serbian SMEs And Mid-Caps

- The EIB will invest €30 million to accelerate the recovery of Serbian companies operating in sectors most affected by...

Clean Air Challenge

UNDP Serbia, in cooperation with UNICEF and WHO, has announced the Clean air challenge to call proposals for innovative...

Rule Of Law Crucial For The Western Balkans’ Post-pandemic Economy

Belgrade Security Forum continued with Dr. David Landsman, Chairman of British Serbian Chamber of Commerce and former British diplomat...

Brose To Invest €180m In Serbia

Prime Minister Ana Brnabic talked today with Urlich Schrickel, Chief Executive Officer of the Brose Group, which started the...

Deyana Kostadinova Is The New UNICEF Representative In Serbia

Ms. Deyana Kostadinova is the new UNICEF Serbia Representative. Prior to this assignment, she was the Permanent Representative of the...