Translated by:  MOS Translation Team – Beyond X

On May 12, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida held a summit meeting with Charles Michel, the President of the European Council, and Ms. Ursula Gertrud von der Leyen, the President of the European Commission, who were visiting Japan. At the summit meeting, Japan and the EU agreed to launch a “digital partnership”, a comprehensive cooperation framework in the digital area. 

Both sides will hold the “Japan-EU Digital Partnership Annual Ministerial Meeting” to promote cooperation in areas such as the next-generation telecom standard “5G”, artificial intelligence(AI), semiconductor supply chain and digital infrastructure.  

The summit discussed the economic field and the international and regional affairs. Both sides agreed to offer help to Asian and African countries in light of global food security problems. As for the situation in East Asia, both sides expressed concern about any attempts to unilaterally change the status quo in the East and South China Seas, as well as human rights issues in Hong Kong, Xinjiang and other regions.

Both sides also confirmed that they will continue the cooperation on North Korea issues, including nuclear, missile development and kidnapping. 

In a joint press conference with Mr. Michel and Ms. von der Leyen in the morning of the same day, Prime Minister Kishida said that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has shaken the foundations of international order and its action was absolutely inexcusable. Japan will continue to coordinate with the G7 countries including  the EU in imposing tough sanctions against Russia while helping Ukraine. 


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