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2017 News & Events

February 2017

Ireland in Japan 2017 - St. Patrick's Day in Japan

St. Patrick's Day in Japan: 12 parades, the I Love Ireland Festival, the Emerald Ball and a multitude of other events will be held in March to celebrate Ireland’s national day!

January 2017

Minister Flanagan addresses EU Ambassadors on Brexit

"Let's start as we should go on, in a positive and determined frame of mind"

In his speech on 20 January 2017, Minister Flanagan talked about Ireland's place at the heart of the EU, Northern Ireland and the Government's continuing 'intensive engagement' with EU partners.

Ireland-Japan 60th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations

The year 2017 marks the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Ireland and Japan. An exciting programme of cultural, political, community and sporting events has been planned to commemorate this important milestone, as well as to deepen the existing positive relationship between the two countries.