Thurday, 2 December 2022, Monday, Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, Germany: The Ambassador of Japan, Hidenao Yanagi, was welcomed by Mayor Dr. Andreas Bovenschulte at the City Hall for his inaugural visit to the City-State of Bremen. Yanagi was accompanied by the Consul General of Japan in Hamburg, Kikuko Kato – who is responsible for Bremen- and the Deputy Consul General of Japan in Hamburg, Masaya Okamoto.
At the beginning of the meeting, the Ambassador signed the in the Upper Hall. This was followed by an exchange of ideas in the Güldenkammer.
The domestic and foreign policies of Germany and Japan were intensively discussed. Yanagi and Bovenschulte also exchanged views on the Russian war of aggression on Ukraine, the situation in the Indo-Pacific and on the Korean peninsula, and the role of China. Further appointments took the Ambassador to the Bremen Assembly and the Bremen Chamber of Commerce – IHK for Bremen and Bremerhaven.
For further information
Embassy of Japan in Germany: https://www.de.emb-japan.go.jp/itprtop_de/index.html
Consulate General of Japan in Hamburg -covering Hamburg, Bremen, Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein (Consul General Kato Kikuko): https://www.hamburg.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_ja/11_000001_00286.html