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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.

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