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Ireland-Japan Diplomatic Relations 60th Anniv. Logo Contest


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The year 2017 will mark the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Ireland and Japan. A series of events is being planned to commemorate this milestone, as well as to deepen the existing positive relationship between the two countries. Members of the public are now invited to participate in a design contest to create a logo to be used to promote the commemorative events.

This contest is to design a logo to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Ireland and Japan (expressing thanks for 60 years of friendly relations and symbolising the opportunity marked by the commemorative year for the further expansion of the friendship). Anyone is eligible to apply until Wednesday, 13 July 2016 by E-mail to

The winner will be announced on the websites of the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade of Ireland, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, and the Embassies in both countries.The London Office of Japan Airlines (JAL), in association with the Embassy of Ireland in Japan, will award the creator of the winning design an air ticket between Dublin and Tokyo (economy class, return).

Mrs Mari Miyoshi, Ambassador of Japan to Ireland commented, "I hope that a lot of Irish people will get to learn about the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Ireland through this contest", and continued "We are expecting a lot of applications from which we can choose a logo to be used throughout the commemorative year".

Anne Barrington, Ambassador of Ireland to Japan, echoed these sentiments: "I hope that the many people in Japan who love Ireland will use their talents to create a logo that signifies the warm and friendly relations which have existed for 60 years and will continue into the future".

Enquiries to "60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Ireland Commemorative Events Steering Committee" at the Embassy of Japan in Ireland (Tel: +353-1-202-8300, E-mail: