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The Embassy of Japan in Berlin

Contact

Address: Hiroshimastrasse 6, 10785 Berlin, Germany

Tel.: +49 30-210-940
Fax: +49 30-210-94222

E-mail: info@botschaft-japan.de, info@bo.mofa.go.jp

www.de.emb-japan.go.jp/

The Ambassador

Amb. Takeshi Yagi

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Takeshi Yagi graduated from the Tokyo University (Faculty of Law). From 1978 to 1980, he studied at Munich University.

1976 he passed the Higher Diplomatic Examination. 1977: he entered in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA). 1994: he became Director of the New Independent States Assistance Division, European and Oceanian Affairs Bureau, MOFA. 1999: he became Minister of the Embassy of Japan in the United States of America. 2001: he was Minister (Chargé d’ Affaires) of the Embassy of Japan in Germany. 2012  he became Ambassador to the Republic of India and then Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bhutan. He is the Ambassador of Japan to Germany since the 03. 02. 2016. He speaks Japanese, English and German.

History

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Germany and Japan have a tradition of friendly bilateral relations. Over the past decades, international cooperation between the two countries has intensified. In 2011, Germany and Japan celebrated their 150th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations. The principal multilateral forums for German cooperation with Japan are the United Nations, the G7/G8 and G20 groups and the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) summits. In addition, the European Union is a member of the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) in which issues relating to security policy in Asia are discussed.

Japanese-German relations are extremely tight also in the economic field. Germany is for Japan the largest trading partner in Europe, while, conversely, Japan was for many years the most important German trading partners in the Asia-Pacific region.