Welcome to the website of the Embassy of Greece in Japan. Our country is undergoing an important transformation as it gradually emerges from the dire economic crisis it experienced recently. With renewed strength Greece moves ahead towards creating a more vibrant and stable economy with fair burden-sharing among all members of the society.
Greece and Japan have a long tradition of excellent political relations that date back to 120 years. In the economic sector there are long standing partnerships. Ship building in particular is of great importance as many Greek ship owners choose to build their vessels in Japanese shipyards continuing a relationship that started in the ‘50s, contributing at the time in their own right to the recovery of the post-war Japanese economy. Moreover, strong relations in the field of tourism, trade, as well as educational exchanges of students and scientists have been established and develop further, deepening mutual understanding and interaction of our peoples and our cultures.
The Embassy and its personnel will spare no effort to achieve our always higher and more substantial level of cooperation in the coming years. Our common priorities include increasing the bilateral trade volume through well targeted initiatives in specific fields and promoting direct investment in both countries.
Furthermore, sharing common values with Japan in many fields, Greece is striving to promote dialogue on environmental issues and sustainability in relation to socio-economic development, for a safer and more prosperous world.
Through our site we make available information on bilateral relations with Japan, consular services, business matters, trade relations and environmental affairs, as well as tourism and cultural exchanges. All our sections in the Embassy would be pleased to assist you on any relevant issue.