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Statement made High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell, 8 July 2022

"I am appalled by the tragic news that Japan's former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has passed away after succumbing a heinous attack, which took place during the campaign for a democratic election.

We condemn it in the strongest possible terms. Our thoughts are with his family, friends, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and the Japanese people.

Today, the European Union loses a friend that helped deepen and strengthen bilateral relations in all areas - important work which is continuing under Prime Minister Kishida.

As the longest-serving Prime Minister in Japan, Shinzo Abe will be remembered as an unwavering ally in the pursuit of peace, democracy, and the rule of law - in Europe, the Indo-Pacific, and the world.

The EU and Japan will continue to work side-by-side to further foster these principles, which are now more important than ever."

Statement by President of the EU Council Charles Michel, Hiroshima , May 2022

President Michel gave a statement on his visit to Hiroshima. Please click the link below

Joint statement of the 28th EU-Japan Summit 12 May 2022 in Tokyo

President of the European Council, Charles Michel, and the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, representing the EU, met Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida at the 28th EU-Japan summit in Tokyo, Japan. Please click on the link below

Joint statement Japan Delegation - Diet of 20 April 2022 on Russia's war on Ukraine

The Chair of the Japan Delegation Ms Christel Schaldemose has today, together with her Diet counterpart President Hajime Funada, the National Diet's Japan-EU Interparliamentary League of Friendship, made a joint statement on Russia's war on Ukraine. They condemned Russia's attack, blatant disregard of the sovereignty and free right to self-determination of Ukraine and the atrocities to civilian population. They called for end of the war through sincere peace negotiations and appealed to all parties who could facilitate the peace efforts.

Joint statement of the 27th EU -Japan Summit 27 May, 2021

Charles Michel, President of the European Council, Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, and Yoshihide Suga, Prime Minister of Japan, met via videoconference on 27 May 2021 for the 27th EU-Japan Summit and issued the following statement attached below

EU-Japan Leaders' Meeting via VTC on 26 May 2020, Joint Press release

H.E. Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, H.E. Mr. Charles Michel, President of the European Council, and H.E. Dr. Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, held a Leaders' meeting via VTC on 26 May 2020

EU-Japan trade and investment relations 2015-2018

European Council on the 2018 EU-Japan Summit, Tokyo, , 17 July 2018