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Ambassador and his wife attend the Celebration of the 1300th anniversary of Nara Heijo-kyo Capital, October 7-8

Ambassador and his wife were invited to join H.I.H. Emperor and Empress of Japan, government dignitaries, foreign diplomatic representatives and other distinguished guests at the official commemoration ceremony, marking the 1300th anniversary of Nara Heijo-kyo Capital.

Owing to this special occasion, they had an opportunity to meet with various officials from Nara Prefecture and Nara City and learn more Japanese efforts to preserve the ancient tradition, historical and cultural heritage of Japan.

Ambassadors attending the Celebration

The power of Tohoku, the power of the World- Tokyo Midtown Washi Candle Event

Embassy staff, in response to the initiative of Tama University, made drawings for several Washi candle lights, enriched with slogans and messages of support to the people of Tohoku region.

Washi candles were exposed at Tokyo Midtown Washi Candle Event along with many others, showing the magnitude of support and friendship coming deeply from the hearts of the entire international community.


Underground, the screening of the movie

The screening of the movie "Underground", made by famous Serbian director Emir Kusturica, is being held in the "Theater - N" in Shibuya, from September 24 to October 21. (Screening times: 13:20, 16:40 and 20:00).


Embassy of the Republic of Serbia participated at the fourth Oi Festa

Embassy of the Republic of Serbia participated at the fourth Oi Festa "Shinagawa International Exchange Festa" held on 28 August 2011 in the vicinity of the Oimachi station.

Oi Festa was organized and supported by Shinagawa municipality, Shinagawa Kanko Association and Shinagawa-ku International Friendship Association. The Embassy of Serbia participated for the first time at this celebration and had the opportunity to present to the Japanese public beautiful landscapes of Serbia, traditional Serbian arts, as well as characteristic national food products.

All visitors, along with representatives of other embassies located in Shinagawa municipality, enjoyed friendly and festive atmosphere during Oi Festa.


Ambassador Mrkic and First Counsellor Jankovic end their diplomatic missions in Japan

On May 15, upon completing his mission to Japan, Ambassador Ivan Mrkic has returned to Serbia.

On May 14, First Counsellor Mrs. Snezana Jankovic has also finished her term and returned to Serbia.

Before leaving, both of them expressed their deep satisfaction for having served in this beautiful country with its great nation.

Ambassador Mrkic, First Counsellor Ms. Jankovic and Third Secretary Ms. Kovac enjoy farewell dinner with Mr. Ichiro Aisawa, President of Parliamentary League Japan-Serbia, Mr. Takehiro Togo, President of Japan-Serbia Association, Mr. Kenzo Yoneda, acting Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Association, and other members of the Association


Donations of Government and people of Serbia to earthquake and tsunamis affected areas in Japan

Following devastating Tohoku-Pacific Ocean earthquake and tsunamis, that took lives of thousands and left milions people in need with grave consequences to the regions of Tohoku and Kanto, the Government of the Republic of Serbia as well as countless associations of Serbian citizens offered donations totaling more than two million dollars through the Red Cross of Serbia. This was also accompanied by numerous humanitarian actions and initiatives in Serbia as a support for Japan, undertaken by Serbian people, various non-governmental groups, private companies and local institutions.

The Serbian leadership, headed by President Mr. Boris Tadic, also sent the letters of condolences to the Japanese nation and its Government.

On March 16-18, President Tadic and Prime Minister Mr. Mirko Cvetkovic, Deputy Prime Minister Mr. Bozidar Djelic and Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremic signed the condolence book displayed at the Embassy of Japan in the Republic of Serbia.

President Tadic and Prime Minister Cvetkovic sign the Book of Condolences in the Embassy of Japan


The Official Visit of Serbian President, H.E. Mr. Boris Tadić, to Japan

Mr. Boris Tadić, President of the Republic of Serbia, paid an official visit from March 7th- 10th. It was the very first visit of Serbian Head of State to Japan. The course and the results of the visit reflected increased dynamics on the strengthening of ties and relationship between Serbia and Japan.

The Prime Minister of Japan, Mr. Naoto Kan, and President Mr. Boris Tadić signed a Joint Comminique, the content of which reflects strong partnership between two countries and common projects and positions in the political and economic field.

The successful visit of President Tadić represents a cornerstone in bilateral relations so far and a basis for a number of future joint actions.

The visit has been realized on the eve of marking of 130 years of the establishment of interstate relationship between Serbia and Japan.

President Tadic and Prime Minister Kan sign the Joint Statement Delegation, headed by President Tadic, meets with leader of Japan, Mr. Naoto Kan and his associates


Audience with His Imperial Majesty Emperor Akihito at the Imperial Palace


Ambassador Mrkic announces the President Tadic at the beginning of reception President Tadic addresses the guests at the Reception in the Embassy


With Mr. Yasushi Akashi at the Reception With Ms. Fumiko Hayashi, Mayor of Yokohama, and Mr. & Mrs. Masataka Ota, Member of the City Parliament of Yokohama


With Ms. Tomiko Okazaki, Member of House of Councillors President Tadic and Reception hosts, Ambassador Mrkic and his wife, with Nagoya Grampus Team Manager Mr. Dragan Stojkovic Piksi and his wife


With Mr. Ichiro Aisawa, President of Parliamentary League Japan-Serbia With Honorary Consul General Mr. Naohide Ueyama, his associates Mr. Hisashi Ueyama from "Kincho" and Mr. President of "Toyo Sekan", and Third Secretary Ms. Aleksandra Kovac


Meeting with JICA President Ms. Sadako Ogata Meeting with Mr. Takahiro Yokomichi, Speaker of the House of Representatives


President Tadic gives the speech at the Business Forum for Japanese investors and companies in the Embassy President Tadic and the delegation attending the dinner hosted by the representative of the Government of Japan for Kansai Region, Ambassador Ryichi Tanabe and Present Ambassador Mr. Toshio Tsunozaki at the Official Guests House in Kyoto


Tourism Presentation on Serbia held in Tokyo, February 22

Tokyo based agency "World Air-Sea Service Co.", a member of associations of tourism agents in Japan and abroad (JATA, IATA), held a presentation of their new 12 day tour in the Balkan region, which includes visits of Japanese tourists to Serbia, Macedonia and Albania.

Third Secretary Ms. Aleksandra Kovac was invited to introduce Serbian cultural heritage, traditions and tourism attractions in Japanese language. Having in mind that the tour also covers the visits to the monasteries of Serbian Orthodox Church in Kosovo province, a special accent was given to this part of Serbian history.


Lecture on Serbian music scene at our Embassy, February 18

Japanese company "Bene", together with our Embassy, hosted two lectures about vocal and piano practices in Serbia by Ms. Milica Sekulic, a pianist, and Ms. Tijana Djuricic, a soprano. The guests from Serbia visited a Japan for the first time.

Third Secretary Ms. Aleksandra Kovac and "Bene Company" representative Mr. Haruyuki Suzuki greeted the audience, among which were members of Japan-Serbia Association, former Ambassador to Serbia Ms. Nobuyuki Owada and many artists and music experts collaborating with Serbia.

Ms. Sekulic and Ms. Djuricic were also joined by Mr. Djuro Zivkovic, composer, and Mr. Jovan Bogosavljevic, violinist. The four artists held a concert dedicated to Serbia in "Oizumi-Gakuen Yumeria Hall" in Tokyo, perfoming some of the works of Serbian and other composers. Mr. Zivkovic was also invited to give a lecture about contemporary music and his work in the Music Institute JML.


Lecture by Japanese Ambassador to Serbia, H.E. Mr. Tsunozaki, at our Embassy

H.E. Mr. Toshio Tsunozaki, Ambassador of Japan to Belgrade, has given a lecture on Serbia. The meeting was organized under the auspices of Japan-Serbia Association and was primarily intended for its members and other interested participants from media, business and academic circles.

Ambassador Tsunozaki has made a comprehensive review of many aspects of Serbian history, political past and present, economic situation, geographical characteristics and cultural treasures and specifics.

The audience had a pleasure to enjoy the refined remarks and conclusions of an outstanding expert on Serbia.


General Meeting of the International Ladies' Benevolent Society (ILBS), February 1

For the second time, our Embassy welcomed the International Ladies' Benevolent Society's General meeting.

Wife of the Ambassador Mrs. Ivona Mrkic warmly greeted distinguished ILBS member fellows, one of which was the mother of Princess Takamado. Third Secretary Ms. Kovac invited ILBS to support the humanitarian action of "Darjasan no Kai" group, aimed to help the fundraising needed to save a life of gravely ill Serbian national Ms. Darja Kostic.

The ILBS members are also active in support of volunteer work of NGO "Actions for Children in Crisis", which assists ethnic and refugee groups in need, largely elderly and children, in Serbia and especially Kosovo province.


Serbian Charity Bazaar and Serbian Night held in Tokyo, January 24-February 27

Serbia Cultural Exchange Association (, supported by the Embassy of Serbia in Japan and the company "Adria International Co. Ltd.", hosted another Serbian Charity Fair in Tokyo.

The visitors were able to buy products ranging from best quality Serbian wines, spirits, to some home made fruit preserves and pickles.

On February 27, Serbian Night was organized for the third time, aiming to bring closer Japanese and Serbian community in a friendly and hospitable atmosphere.


Visit of representatives of Serbian Institute of Contemporary History and Meiji University to our Embassy, January 13

On the occasion of the opening of International Symposium on Balkan wars and First World war at the Meiji University in Tokyo, Serbian participants - Director of Institute of Contemporary History Dr Momcilo Pavlovic and Prof. Predrag J. Markovic – paid a visit to our Embassy accompanied by Prof. Tetsuya Sahara of Meiji University and his associate Mr. Yoshinori Hanonoi.

Professors informed us about their recent joint activities and future plans for strenghtening scientific relations between Meiji University and institutes and universities in Serbia, like the one with the University of Belgrade.

Ms. Aleksandra Kovac, Charge d'Affaires a.i., greeted their efforts in enchancing the expert ties of Serbia and Meiji University and informed the guests about the current situation in the area of academic and student cooperation between our two countries.

Belgrade to host next International P.E.N. Congress in 2011, September 30, 2010

Serbian delegation, headed by Ms. Vida Ognjenovic, famous writer, playwright, theatre director and Ambassador of Serbia in Denmark, participated in the 76th International P.E.N. Congress in Tokyo.

Participation of Serbia in this important event was of a special significance this year. After the presentation on Serbian capital and Ms. Ognjenovic’s statement on Serbia’s long P.E.N. tradition, Belgrade was unanimously elected as a host city for the next, 77th International P.E.N. Congress, its candidature warmly welcomed by the delegates of many countries. The Congress in Belgrade will be held from September 12 to 18, 2011.

Serbian P.E.N. Center was established in 1926 and many writers of international fame were on its helm. Through its history, Belgrade has also hosted many world leading writers, who participated in the International Meeting of Writers, held every October.

Ambassador Mrkic together with H.E. Ms. Vida Ognjenovic, President of PEN Serbia and Ms. Nada Nikolic-Bobic, Secretary of PEN Serbia

Members of Japanese and Serbian academies gather at the Embassy, September 27

Ambassador Mrkic, with his associates, hosted the dinner in the honor of the Japanese members of Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, and Academy of Engineering Sciences of Serbia at our Embassy. Our distinguished guests, the leaders in their field of expertise, awarded and admired for their work in Japan and abroad, were members of the Japanese Academy of Sciences Prof. Tamio Yamakawa, Prof. Juinichi Nishizawa and Prof. Kunihiko Suzuki, as well as Prof. Masayuki Iwata from Chiba University and Prof. Yoshihiko Nakamura from Tokyo University.

We had a great pleasure to exchange some thoughts and ideas regarding the bilateral cooperation in the field of science and technology with our prominent Japanese counterparts, who expressed their warm support and interest in further enchancement of relations between Serbia and Japan.

Prof. Nakamura, Prof. Nishizawa, Prof. Yamakawa, Prof. Suzuki and Prof.Iwata with their hosts, Ambassador Mrkic and his associates Mrs. Jankovic and Ms. Kovac

National Japanese television NHK broadcasts the Programe about Tesla, September 26

BS-hi Channel of the national broadcasting station aired the new science programme "Giants of Light and Shadow", which presented the life and achievements of great scientist of Serbian origin, Nikola Tesla, and his partner but then opponent Thomas Edison. The showing highlighted the genius and unprecedented value of Tesla's work in the field of electric energy and other scientific areas.

Our Embassy and the Museum of Nikola Tesla in Belgrade, together with other Japanese admirers of Tesla's achievements, made their contributions and gave support in making of this programme. The Program will be aired again on October 15th, at 19.00 at the NHK BS-hi.

Nikola Tesla

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