Time to celebrate: 150 Years of Diplomatic Relations between Switzerland and Japan!


What a wonderful event! 2014 is a special year for two countries dear to my heart: Japan and Switzerland. We can celebrate that now 150 years ago on February 6, 1864 representatives from the Tokugawa shogunate and the Swiss delegation signed the Treaty of Friendship and Commerce. This is especially noteworthy, when considering this was just the eighth of such an treaty signed by Japan with a foreign country. More details on the history of the friendship between the two countries can be found on the Link of the official site of the Swiss Federal Department for Foreign Affairs.
In order to get you in the mood of the upcoming celebrations in February have a look at the video showing the similarities for both countries

I hope there will be an opportunity to potentially find you at one of the special events organized to celebrate this long friendship of two countries.

Brought to you by a very happy Sibylle Ito (伊藤シビル)

10 thoughts on “Time to celebrate: 150 Years of Diplomatic Relations between Switzerland and Japan!

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    • Dear Bernardo,

      thank you very much for your time to comment. I am very happy to hear that you have chosen the topic of the 150 years diplomatic relations of Japan and Switzerland to make a presentation about. I definitely recommend you to contact either the Swiss or Japanese Embassy in the country where you live. I am sure they can give you more insights. Further the governmental websites of both countries have articles on this topic.

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