Japan – Situation of the hostages (21.01.15)
France strongly condemns the kidnapping of two Japanese citizens, for which Daesh has claimed responsibility, and the threats that have been issued to execute them. It expresses its wholehearted solidarity with Japan.
Japan – Meeting between Laurent Fabius and his Japanese counterpart (18.01.15)
The two ministers signalled our willingness to deepen our bilateral cooperation, particularly in the economic and defence fields and by facilitating contact between Japanese and French businesses.
Laurent Fabius’s visit to Japan (04-05.10.14)
The main goal of the visit is to highlight the richness of French-Japanese cultural relations. During the fourth edition of the “Nuit blanche” event in Kyoto, Mr. Laurent Fabius will inaugurate on October 4 the renovated Villa Kujoyama, a unique French residence for artists in Asia and a symbolic venue for cultural dialogue between France and Japan.
Signing of a partnership agreement between the Japanese group, Kashiyama Industries, and the French company, Poma (30.09.14)
The signing of this agreement at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development confirms the priority that Laurent Fabius attaches to developing our partnership with Japan, the largest Asian investor in France and France’s second largest economic partner in Asia.
Japan – Volcanic eruption (27.09.14)
We were extremely saddened to learn of the tragic toll exacted by the eruption of Mount Ontake on September 27.
Japan – Entry into force of the 1980 Hague Convention (02.04.14)
France welcomes the entry into force in Japan on April 1, 2014, of the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. This convention provides for cooperation between the central authorities of our two countries in order to ensure the swift return of children to their country of usual residence as well as the enforcement of visiting rights.
Japan – Third anniversary of the disaster of March 11, 2011 (11.03.14)
On this day of remembrance, we think of the 23,000 victims and the hundreds of thousands of people who lost everything; our thoughts are with those of the Japanese people.
Japan - Execution of three convicted persons (21.02.13)
France condemns the execution today in Japan of three detainees. These executions contradict the global trend toward the abolition of this inhuman punishment, the deterrent value of which has never been established.