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Ambassador Kovač meets with Nidec Managing Executive Officer Mr. Izumida (September 7, 2021)

Ambassador Alexandra Kovač met with Mr. Kintaro Izumida, Managing Executive Officer and Chief Performance Manager of Nidec Corporation at the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia on September 7.

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Ambassador Aleksandra Kovač has been accredited today by His Majesty the Emperor of Japan as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic for Serbia to Japan(31 August 2021)

The Ceremony of presenting the Letters of Credentials to His Majesty the Emperor of Japan accrediting Ambassador Aleksandra Kovač as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Serbia to Japan was held on August 31st. Final Ambassador’s preparations with Master of Ceremonies Yoshimi Inouchi.

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Ambassador Aleksandra Kovač paid a courtesy call to Secretary General of the Japan-Serbia Parliamentary league of Friendship Mr. Minoru Kiuchi (27 August 2021)

Ambassador of Serbia to Japan, H.E. Ms. Aleksandra Kovač paid a courtesy call to Secretary General of the Japan-Serbia Parliamentary league of Friendship Mr. Minoru Kiuchi on August 27 to promote further parliamentary cooperation with Serbia.

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Ambassador Aleksandra Kovač paid courtesy call to President of the Japan-Serbia Parliamentary league of Friendship Mr. Ichiro Aisawa(26 August 2021)

Ambassador of Serbia to Japan, H.E. Ms. Aleksandra Kovač paid courtesy call to President of the Japan-Serbia Parliamentary league of Friendship Mr. Ichiro Aisawa on August 26, to contribute further development of overall bilateral cooperation.

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Strengthening Serbian and Jamaican Relations in Japan owing to Tokyo 2020(19 August 2021)

Ambassador Aleksandra Kovač, Assistant Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Teiji Hayashi and Chief Operating Officer, Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Yukihiko Nunomura, participated at the Appreciation Ceremony hosted by Minister of Tourism Hon Edmund Bartlett in collaboration with the Embassy of Jamaica in Tokyo for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Volunteer Ms. Tijana Kawashima Stojkovic, half Serbian half Japanese,  who helped Jamaican athlete Hansle Parchment to reach the venue and win the gold medal.

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Marking the Remembrance Day of all Serbs who died and were expelled in the armed operation "Storm"(5 August 2021)

The President of the Republic of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić, attended the marking of Remembrance Day of all the victims and expelled Serbs in the armed operation "Storm" and said that Serbia remembers!

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22 July 2021, President Vučić: We have decided – our goal is the EU, but China is an important partner

We have decided – our goal was and remains the EU, Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić said in an interview with the German daily "Handelsblatt", adding that there is no alternative for Serbia, but also stressing that China is an important partner for Serbia, and that the task of the state is to take care about the interests of its citizens.

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20 July 2021, Serbia has achieved great success in the field of digitalization

The Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia, Ana Brnabić, stated at a gathering dedicated to digitalization and the IT sector, which was held in New York, that since she became Prime Minister, she is most proud of Serbia's success in the field of  digitalization.

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Address by the President of the Republic of Serbia at the session of the United Nations Security Council (9 June 2021)

Dear Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen, members of the delegations

I would point to a few ongoing issues in my speech that refer to the competences of the Mechanism, namely, the possibility of serving the sentences passed by the ICTY and Mechanism in the Republic of Serbia, with the current practice of disabling early release of the sentenced persons as well as obligation of the Mechanism regarding protection of sentenced persons.

The second part of the speech will be dedicated to issues that are opened by the six –month Report on the work of the Mechanism by Mechanism President Mr. Agius and Report by the Chief Prosecutor Mr. Serge Brammertz, especially regarding current cooperation of the Republic of Serbia and the Mechanism.

The third part of my speech, and I noticed that in many of your statements even today, is going to be the view of Serbia on everything that took place in The Hague Tribunal and what the Tribunal verdicts brought to people in the region of former Yugoslavia.

 

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On-line application for issuing D visas – for employment (24 May 2021)

On-line application for issuing D-employment visas has started in the Republic of Serbia. Visa D allows entry into the Republic of Serbia and stay between 90 and 180 days. It also enables the regulation of temporary residence in Serbia.

If you are sure that you meet the requirements for visa D - for employment and have all the necessary documents, you can apply electronically, at the following link: https://econsulate.gov.rs/


Minister Selaković presented the new e-Consulate service (25 May 2021)

A new service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs "e-Consulate" was presented in Belgrade today, intended for foreign citizens who apply for a visa and aspire to come to Serbia to work.

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【Live from Serbia】Invest in Serbia seminar(20 May) 
Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Vienna office, Development Agency of Serbia (RAS), Mizuho Bank, Ltd. cordially invite you to the first online seminar “Invest in Serbia”.
Serbia has witnessed a remarkable development during the past years due to the reforms undertaken that have fostered investors’ confidence. The number of foreign investments in Serbia continues to grow regardless of  the challenges that the world is facing due to the repercussions of the Covid-19 pandemic.
 
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Invitation for a free group course of the Serbian language via Skype (12 May 2021)

Within the project “Learning Serbian as a heritage language through an online group course”, the Academic Serbian Association invites all the people from the Serbian diaspora, age 14 to 20, to apply for a free group course of the Serbian language via Skype. Serbian-speaking people from the diaspora, ages 14 to 20, can apply for a free group course of the Serbian language via Skype until the 13th of June 2021. During this course, their mentors will be teachers from the Academic Serbian Association, accredited by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development. Application requirements are that the students haven’t attended any Serbian as a heritage language course via Skype in Academic Serbian Association and that they have to share the post about the course from the Facebook ASA profile on their Facebook profiles.

Details and application are available here


President Vučić met via video link with representatives of the IMF delegation (23 April 2021)

President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić talked today via a video link with the representatives of the delegation of the International Monetary Fund led by the Head of the Mission, Jan Kees Martijn. The interlocutors concluded that Serbia's main goal remains to preserve the hard-earned reputation of a fiscally secure country, as well as to continue with a responsible fiscal policy so that public debt does not exceed 60 per cent of GDP, whereby Serbia continues to work on further economic growth.

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Meeting with the World Health Organization Regional Director for Europe (20 April 2021)

President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić met today with the Regional Director of the World Health Organisation for Europe Hans Kluge, to discuss cooperation in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as cooperation in improving health care in our country and other joint activities.

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WHO describes immunisation process in Serbia as impressive (20 April 2021)

Prime Minister Ana Brnabic talked today with World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Director for Europe Hans Kluge about the epidemiological situation and the course of immunisation of citizens in Serbia.

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Selakovic: Pristina persists in its campaign of hatred against the Serbian people (19 Аpril 2021)

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia Nikola Selakovic stated today that Pristina further persisted in its campaign of hatred against the Serbian people, which was most drastically seen in the unfounded accusations of mass rapes and genocide.

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Selakovic: Political extremism of Albanians in Kosovo and Metohija is becoming stronger (19 April 2021)

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia Nikola Selakovic warned, at the United Nations Security Council meeting, that the political extremism among Albanians in Kosovo and Metohija was not decreasing, but on the contrary, was becoming stronger. 

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Pianist Aisa Ijiri's concert at the Embassy (16 April 2021)

In cooperation with the Association for the Promotion of Music Cooperation between Serbia and Japan, led by the spouse of former  Ambassador to Serbia Mrs. Etsuko Tsunozaki Ecuko Cunozaki, a gift from the Japanese concert pianist Ms. Aisa Ijiri was presented to the Embassy on April 15. At the piano concert that followed, Ms. Aisa Ijiri perfromed the works of Serbian composer Aleksandar Vujic, as well as Robert Schumann and specially for this occassion composed composition "Peace" by the British pianist and female composer Melanie Spanswick.

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Meeting with the delegation of the Japanese group "NIDEC Corporation"(09 April 2021)

President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić met today with the delegation of the Japanese group "NIDEC Corporation", which plans to build a factory for electric vehicles' propulsion engines in Novi Sad. President Vučić said that the arrival of this Japanese group is great news for Serbia because it will contribute to the development of that city and the entire country. He added that he believes this to be just the beginning of a more extensive arrival of Japanese investors in Serbia.

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On-line application for visa D (8 April 2021)

The development of the On-line application for D visa is in the final phase and after it is finished, people applying for D Visa based on employment, will be able to fill in the application electronically and attach the necessary documents and proof of payment of the consular fee. This application will facilitate the procedure of submitting the request and contribute to the efficiency of the procedure itself.


Marking the Day of Remembrance of the victims of the NATO aggression (31 March 2021)

President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic made a statement on the occasion of marking the Day of Remembrance of the victims of the NATO aggression.

"Your Holiness, distinguished Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, distinguished Speakers of the National Assemblies of the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Srpska, distinguished Prime Ministers of the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Srpska, distinguished Ministers of both Governments, dear guests and friends, representatives of the Serbian People from Montenegro, North Macedonia, Croatia, thank you for the fact that we are all together tonight and that the Serbian spirit is unbreakable and invincible.
 

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Business Activity of Companies in the Republic of Serbia Q4 2020 (22 March 2021)

Business Activity of Companies in the Republic of Serbia Q4 2020 - please download brochure here


Why invest in Serbia? (22 March 2021)

Why invest in Serbia brochures of Development Agency of Serbia - download here and here 


Commemorating Remembrance Day of 17 March 2004 - Pogrom in Kosovo and Metohija (18 March 2021)

President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic participated today in the commemoration of the Remembrance Day of 17 March 2004 - Pogrom in Kosovo and Metohija. He said that exactly 17 years ago, a pogrom took place in Kosovo and Metohija, and that pogrom surpassed all other crimes.

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Selakovic: Fight against all forms of crime is a priority of the Serbian Government (9 March 2021)

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia Nikola Selakovic said today that the fight against all forms of crime was a top priority of the Serbian Government and an integral part of the EU accession process.

"It is also our moral duty, in order to leave a better world for the generations to come", Selakovic said participating via video-link at the 14th UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, held in Kyoto.    
 

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Spa and Special Climate regions in Serbia - Investment potential (1 March 2021)

Located in the heart of Balkans, Serbia's nature officialy consists of 28 spas and 19 special climate districts.

For overview of the investment potential of spa and special climate regions in Serbia please see the deails in the presentation prepared by the Development Agency of Serbia 

https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/read/65326996/investment-potential-of-serbia

 


Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb and Ljubljana elected as the new Patriarch of Serbia (22 February 2021)

The Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church elected His Eminence Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana, PhD, as the new Serbian Patriarch, in its convocation in Memorial Cathedral of Saint Sava in Belgrade on 18 February 2021.

Immediately after the election a thanksgiving service was officiated and Many Years was chanted to the Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade-Karlovci and Serbian Patriarch Porfirije. Bells at Saint Sava Cathedral in the Vracar district of Belgrade rang a few minutes before 4:00 pm indicating that the 46th Patriarch of Serbia was elected.
 

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Statehood Day of the Republic of Serbia (15 February 2021)

Today, on February 15, Republic of Serbia celebrates the Statehood Day. 

Video message prepared by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia on this occasion can be seen here https://youtu.be/Jh6idN_HKsQ


President Vucic: Serbia is ready for dialogue on Kosovo and Metohija, but will refuse being humiliated (11 February 2021)

President of the Republic and Supreme Commander of the Serbian Army Aleksandar Vucic attended a demonstration of capabilities of one part of Serbian Army units in the "Rastko Nemanjić" barracks in Pancevo. On this occasion, President Vucic stated that Serbia was ready to continue the EU-facilitated dialogue with Pristina at any point, while respecting also the position of the United States as well as the positions of Russia and China.    

The President said that he would rather put his "head on the chopping block" than sign any document with a recognition and reminded that he had already once refused to do so in Washington, where there were two versions of the agreement.

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Rising trend in bilateral relations between Japan and Serbia (10 February 2021)

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia Nikola Selakovic met with the newly-appointed
Ambassador of Japan to Serbia Takahiko Katsumata.
Selakovic noted that the bilateral relations between Serbia and Japan were on an ascending line in the recent years, not only in terms of political dialogue, but also in the field of economic cooperation.

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Minister Selakovic speaks for Politika: The year of rejuvenation of Serbian diplomacy (28 January 2021)

Serbia's foreign policy positions are naturally being adjusted to the new developments at the international level, but our foreign policy priorities have not changed in a long time. Our top and most important interest is to preserve good-neighbourly relations and stability and peace in the region and, in the same context, to find a peaceful and just solution to the problems in Kosovo and Metohija, Serbian Foreign Minister Nikola Selakovic said in an interview with Politika daily.

Another lasting interest of ours is full membership of the European Union, because this is the type of society we strive for. At the bilateral level, our goal is to strengthen ties with traditional friends, the Russian Federation and the People's Republic of China, but also to build new partner relations with the United States. One of the most important tasks of our foreign policy is to improve the position and protect the rights and identity of our people in the region, as well as to provide various types of support to Serbs in the diaspora. All these are very important and more often than not complementary goals, Nikola Selakovic pointed out.

 

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Open call for the Co-Financing of projects for the Translation of Representative Works of Serbian Literature into Foreign Languages in 2021

The Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia announces the open call for the Co-Financing of projects for the Translation of Representative Works of Serbian Literature into Foreign Languages in 2021, which will be open until March 09, 2021.

Competition texts and accompanying application forms can be found at the following link of the Ministry of Culture and Information: www.kultura.gov.rs

For additional information about the competition, interested parties can contact Mladen Veskovic by email: mladen.veskovic@kultura.gov.rs  or by phone: +381 11 3398026.


President Vucic: Serbia is the first in Europe in terms of growth (14 January 2021)

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic pointed out that Serbia is the first in Europe in terms of economic growth, which will be officially confirmed at the end of March, and that this was possible owing to the reform measures taken since 2014 and the rapid opening of the country after the first wave of corona virus.

The President pointed out that Serbia had a growth of 5.2 percent in the first quarter, while the Eurozone was at minus 3.2 percent, in the second quarter Serbia had a growth of minus 6.3 percent, while the Eurozone was at minus 14.7 percent, and in the third quarter, when the Eurozone was at minus 4.3 percent, Serbia's figure was only minus 1.4 percent.
Vucic stated that Montenegro, for example, recorded as much as 26 percent minus in the third quarter.
 

 

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Every Serb in the diaspora is potentially a lobbyist (5 January 2021)

Our compatriots living abroad are one of the great potentials that the state has not recognized in the right way so far, which is why a different approach is needed to the issue of how to strengthen our diaspora and use the good will of people who are potential lobbyists for the interests of Serbia and the Serbian people, Foreign Minister Nikola Selakovic said.

"When it comes to Serbs in the diaspora, and especially in the region, this issue has been a kind of an unattended crop which requires a lot of work, and even when a lot is done at once this is not apparent immediately ", Minister Selakovic stated in an interview with Tanjug.
 

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Minister Selakovic: New ambassadors will be appointed this year, but the goals remain the same (5 January 2021)

This year, Serbia could finally have Ambassadors and Consuls General appointed to about a third of the currently vacant positions in the country's diplomatic and consular missions in the world, and Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikola Selakovic is convinced that most of these positions will be filled, as he points out, by the best possible people.

"In the next year, I am convinced that the majority of these vacancies will be filled", Selakovic told Tanjug, emphasizing that the work is being done gradually, because the state wants to show that is has a quality staff who will represent Serbia's interests in the best possible way.
 

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President Vucic: Serbia to remain on the course of a winning policy of stability (30 December 2020)

Preservation of peace, taking care of the health and better living standard are key for Serbia in 2021, underlined President of the Republic Aleksandar Vucic, convinced that even though the completion of this ambitious and by no means easy task will be anything but straightforward, best results can be achieved by working in concert with the Government, while ensuring security and a future of certainty for the citizens.

The President said that Serbia has set for itself great and ambitious goals for the next year, notwithstanding the complex international and regional circumstances, and that it will endeavour to fully preserve peace and stability in the region and the country, while safeguarding the vital national and state interests.
 

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Serbian Prime Minister the first PM in Europe to receive a Covid-19 vaccine (25 December 2020)

Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia Ana Brnabic received today the first vaccine against the coronavirus made by Pfizer company, at the Torlak Institute of Virology, Vaccines and Sera.

Brnabic, who is the first European Prime Minister to receive the vaccine, pointed out that this day may be the first since 6 March that we have a reason for a smile on our faces as it marks the beginning of the end of the coronavirus pandemic in Serbia, but also in Europe and the world.

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Serbia most important partner of Japan in region (24 December 2020)

Prime Minister Ana Brnabic wished welcome today to newly-appointed Ambassador of Japan to Serbia Takahiko Katsumata, stating that she is very satisfied with the progress of bilateral and economic relations of the two countries.

Bilateral relations between Serbia and Japan are the result of traditional friendship, mutual understanding and the upward trend of political dialogue, Brnabic said and added that she is personally satisfied with the exceptional success of Japanese companies on our market.

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Regime of entry into the Republic of Serbia (updated on 6 May 2021)

The latest information on the regime of entry into the Republic of Serbia for domestic and foreign citizens can be found at the following link of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia https://mfa.gov.rs/en/citizens/travel-serbia/covid-19-entry-requirements

Serbia has opened its borders for business people from the entire world, who will be entering this country from January 21, 2021, by a special simplified procedure, which is different from the rules that apply to other travellers. Details are available at the following link of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia https://pks.rs/vesti/serbia-has-opened-its-borders-for-businesspeople-from-the-world-3785


President Vučić receives credentials from the newly appointed Ambassador of Japan (11 December 2020)

President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić received today letters of credence from the newly appointed Ambassador of Japan, Takahiko Katsumata, who conveyed the message of Emperor Naruhito to the President. The Japanese emperor expressed sincere sympathies over the health situation in Serbia caused by the coronavirus and hopes for further improvement of cooperation and friendship between the two countries. 

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Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia on the Occasion of the International Human Rights Day (11 December 2020)

On the occasion of 10 December, the international Human Rights Day, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia reaffirms its commitment to the principles and values of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted on this day in 1948.

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Charge d’Affaires a.i. paid a courtesy call to the leader of the KOMEITO party (November 25, 2020)

Charge d’Affaires a.i. Mrs.  Ivana Golubović-Duboka paid a courtesy call to the leader of the KOMEITO party Mr. Natsuo Yamaguchi on November 19.

The meeting was also attended by Komeito MPs Mr. Masaaki Taniai, Chairman of the Committee on International Affairs, and Mr. Katsuo Yakura, Chairman of the Committee on Youth and Student Affairs, also a member of the Japan-Serbia Parliamentary Friendship Association.

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Book of condolences on the occasion of the death of His Holiness Archbishop of Peć, Metropolitan of Belgrade and Karlovci and Serbian Patriarch Irinej (24 November 2020)

On the occasion of the death of His Holiness Archbishop of Peć, Metropolitan of Belgrade and Karlovci and Serbian Patriarch Irinej the book of condolences will be opened at the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia on Tuesday, November 24th, Wednesday, November 25th and Thursday, November 26th from 11.00 to 16.00.

The signing of the book of condolences will be organized with all preventive measures and recommendations on the protection of public health of the competent authorities in Japan.

Due to Covid 19, condolences can be sent to the Embassy e-mail embassy.tokyo@mfa.rs


SERBIA - Emerging tech development hub (6 October 2020)

New brochure SERBIA - Emerging tech development hub with details on support to the development of innovative economy was published by the Government of the Republic of Serbia at the following link  https://innovations.serbiacreates.rs/

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Signing of Tax Convention between Republic of Serbia and Japan (22 July 2020)

Convention between Japan and the Republic of Serbia for the Elimination of Double Taxation with respect to Taxes on Income and the Prevention of Tax Evasion and Avoidance  was signed on July 21 in Belgrade by H.E. Mr. Sinisa Mali, Minister of Finance of the Republic of Serbia and H.E. Mr. Junichi Maruyama, Ambassador of Japan in the Republic of Serbia.

This is the first tax convention to be concluded between the Republic of Serbia and Japan in light of the development of economic relationship between the two countries. It is expected that, while eliminating double taxation and preventing international tax evasion and tax avoidance, this Convention promotes further mutual investments and economic exchanges between the two countries.

Press relase on the signing of the Convention was published by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and the Ministry of Finance of Japan.

 


Interview with Japanese pianist Aisa Ijiri in the Belgrade magazine "Diplomacy&Commerce"

Diplomacy&Commerce, Belgrade monthly magazine in English language, published an article titled “Aisa Ijiri, A Japanese living in London, in love with Serbia: Belgrade is One of My Sweet Homes!”.

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Novak Djokovic awarded the special charter of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia (30 May 2020)

At the ceremony held on May 29 on the occasion of the Day of Diplomacy of the Republic of Serbia, the most trophy-winning Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic received the Charter for exceptional personal engagement and contribution in promoting the interests of the Republic of Serbia and its people in the world. The prestigious recognition was handed over by the First Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dačić.

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VISA SERVICES (22 May 2020)

IMPORTANT NOTICE 

The Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Tokyo is restarting the acceptance of visa applications  from foreign nationals planing to enter Republic of Serbia.

Further details are availbe here


CURRENT REGIME OF ENTRY OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN CITIZENS IN THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA (22 MAY 2020)

On May 21, 2020  the Government of the Republic of Serbia passed the Decision on the termination of the Decision on closing all border crossings for entry into the Republic of Serbia ("Official Gazette of RS", No. 37/20), the Decision on termination of the Decision on closing border crossings ("Official Gazette of the RS", 25/20, 27/20, 35/20, 47/20 and 66/20) and the Decision on Amendments to the Decision on the Proclamation of the COVID-19 disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 virus an infectious disease ("Official Gazette of RS", 23/20, 24/20, 27,20, 28/20, 30/20, 32/20, 35/20, 37/20, 38/20 , 39/20, 43/20, 45/20, 48/20, 49/20, 59/20, 60/20, 66/20, 67/20, 72/20, 73/20 and 75/20).
The decisions were published in the "Official Gazette of RS", no. 76/20 of 21 May 2020 and entered into force on 22 May 2020.

In accordance with the above decisions, all border crossings of the Republic of Serbia have been opened and since May 22, 2020 they are functioning in the usual regime.

Amendments to the Decision on declaring COVID-19 a disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus a contagious disease lifted the ban on entering the Republic of Serbia, as well as epidemiological measures for all categories of domestic and foreign citizens. To enter the Republic of Serbia, a special consent is no longer required, i.e. a permit for entry for citizens of the Republic of Serbia, as well as for the entry of all categories of foreign citizens.

All persons entering the Republic of Serbia - instead of previous isolation measures and the obligation to have a negative PCR test - are given a written notice during passport control - a health warning about the measures to be followed to prevent the occurrence, spread and suppression of COVID-19.

Foreign citizens whose temporary residence in the Republic of Serbia expired after the day of declaration of the state of emergency in the Republic of Serbia due to the epidemic of the infectious disease COVID-19, may enter the Republic of Serbia no later than July 1, 2020 and legally submit a request for extension of temporary residence within 30 days from the day of entry into the Republic of Serbia.
 


Entry of foreign citizens into the territory of the Republic of Serbia (May 14, 2020)

In accordance with the decision on closing all border crossings for entry into the Republic of Serbia ("Official Gazette of RS", No. 37/20 of 19 March 2020), which was adopted in order to prevent the spread of the infectious disease COVID-19, all border crossings for entry of passengers into the Republic of Serbia are closed. Exceptionally, in accordance with national interests and for humanitarian reasons, entry through border crossings into the Republic of Serbia may be temporarily enabled on the basis of a previously issued approval of the competent state administration body of the Republic of Serbia.

1. For the purpose of protection against the introduction of infectious diseases into the territory of the Republic of Serbia, foreign nationals who do not have the status of temporary or permanent resident in the Republic of Serbia shall be allowed to enter the Republic of Serbia if they possess:

(1) negative PCR test for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 virus, not older than 72 hours from issuance by the reference laboratory of the country from which they come or enter the Republic of Serbia
and
(2) entry or transit permit for the Republic of Serbia issued by the working body of the Government of the Republic of Serbia, issued when there are particularly justified reasons for that.

The submission of requests for entry or transit permit for this category of foreign citizens should be made through their diplomatic and consular missions accredited in the Republic of Serbia.

Children of foreign nationals up to the age of 12 do not have to be tested for the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, if a parent, guardian or a person from the family household accompanying the child has the above negative test.

The abovementioned category of foreign citizens who need the permit from the working body of the Government in order to enter Serbia  can get more information about the process of applying for a permit by e-mail info.covid-19@gov.rs

2. Foreign nationals with the status of temporary or permanent residence in the Republic of Serbia may apply to the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Tokyo for the permit to enter Serbia.

In order to prevent the occurrence, spread and control of the infectious disease COVID-19, upon acquiring the permit and entering the Republic of Serbia the abovementioned category of foreign nationals  will be placed under medical supervision for acute respiratory disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 virus for a period of 14 days (isolation at home) or other health surveillance measure determined by an act of the Minister responsible for health affairs in accordance with the epidemiological situation.

Upon entering the Republic of Serbia, this category of foreign nationals will not be placed under health supervision for acute respiratory disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus for a period of 14 days (isolation at home) if:

- they have a negative PCR test for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 virus, not older than 72 hours from the date of issue by the reference laboratory of the country from which they come or enter the Republic of Serbia,
or
- they have been abroad for no longer than 72 hours, and no symptoms of infectious disease COVID-19 are observed.

Children under the age of 12 do not have to be tested for the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, if a parent, guardian or a person from the family household accompanying the child has a negative test.


DIGITAL CONTENT IN THE FIELD OF CULTURE

In order to facilitate access to cultural contents to the citizens of Serbia as well as to users from other countries during COVID-19 epidemic, the Ministry of Culture and Media of the Republic of Serbia made available a large scale of programs of  National Cultural Institutions in digital format in different languages (virtual tours, digital audio and video materials, photos, texts, 3D scanned objects, etc). А list of digital cultural content offered by cultural institutions of the Republic of Serbia is on the web site of the Ministry of Culture and Information

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VISA SERVICES SUSPENSION (16 March 2020)

IMPORTANT NOTICE 

In order to protect against the introduction of infectious diseases to the territory of Serbia, FOREIGN NATIONALS АRE FOR NOW PROHIBITED FROM ENTERING THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA (excluding exceptional cases).

The Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Tokyo will not be accepting visa applications from foreign nationals planing to enter Republic of Serbia until further notice.


STATE OF EMERGENCY DECLARED THROUGHOUT SERBIA (16 March 2020)
President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic on 15 March chaired a meeting of the Covid-19 crisis response team and the Crisis team for eliminating the possible and harmful effects of the coronavirus on the economy. After the meeting, President Vucic declared a state of emergency throughout the Republic of Serbia. 
 
President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic, Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia Ana Brnabic and the Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia Maja Gojkovic adopted a Decision on the introduction of a state of emergency in accordance with the Constitution on 16 March. The decision came into force.
 
The borders of the Republic of Serbia are closed to all foreign nationals, with the exception of diplomats accredited in Serbia and foreigners with a residence permit. SERBIAN NATIONALS ARE STRONGLY ADVISED AGAINST TRAVELLING TO SERBIA AT THIS TIME.
 
Citizens of the Republic of Serbia and foreign nationals residing in the Republic of Serbia, arriving from the Swiss Confederation, the Republic of Italy, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Romania, the Kingdom of Spain, the Federal Republic of Germany, the French Republic, the Republic of Austria, the Republic of Slovenia and the Hellenic Republic will be placed under mandatory isolation for the period of 28 days.
 
Citizens of the Republic of Serbia, as well as accredited diplomats and foreign nationals residing in the Republic of Serbia, who enter the Republic of Serbia from other countries will be placed under mandatory house isolation and medical monitoring for the period of 14 days.
 
Citizens will be provided with a legally binding solution upon entering the country. The implementation of the above-mentioned measures will be closely monitored and any violation will be punishable under the law. This is very important to reduce the movement of citizens, which is one of the main reasons for introducing a state of emergency in order to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
 

SERBIA - COVID-19: Measures adopted by the Government on 11 March 2020

The Government of the Republic of Serbia on 11 March 2020 adopted new measures and specified some of the existing ones in order to prevent the emergence and spread of the infectious disease COVID-19 and suppress it.

Temporary ban on entry into Serbia for foreign nationals coming from the People's Republic of China, the Republic of Korea and Switzerland applies exclusively to the persons coming from the Hubei Province of the People's Republic of China, the city of Daegu and the North Gyeongsang Province of the Republic of Korea and the Canton of Ticino in Switzerland.

Temporary ban on entry into Serbia for foreign nationals coming from Italy and the Islamic Republic of Iran remains in effect.

International road traffic is being diverted to major border crossings, whereas 44 smaller and occasional border crossings will be temporarily closed.
 


Presentation of Serbia at the Embassy in cooperation with Mainichi Shimbun (12 December 2019)

At the initiative of the Mainichi Shimbun Travel Agency, which operates as part of Mainichi Shimbun, one of Japan's largest daily newspapers, Embassy hosted a presentation "Delicious Lecture on Serbia" for thirty guests on December 12th.

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Serbian-Japanese Duo "Fugo" concert at the Embassy (21 November 2019)

Serbian-Japanese Duo "Fugo" held a concert at the Embassy on 21 November in cooperation with the Association for the Promotion of Music Cooperation between Serbia and Japan.

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Embassy Award Ceremony at the 45th Exhibition of Japan Modern Naive Art Painting (11 November 2019)

In accordance with the tradition established in 2009, Embassy award was presented to the Japan Modern Naive Art  Painter Ai Fujiishima  for her work "The Dream Fairy Tale" at the ceremony held by the Japan Modern Naive Art Society on November 11 at the Ueno Royal Museum in Tokyo.

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Remembering painter and sculptor Milan Tucovic at the Embassy (7 November 2019)

Embassy, in cooperation with the Tokyo Steps Gallery, organized the commemoration of the late Serbian painter and sculptor Milan Tucovic (1965-2019) on 7 November.

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Novi Sad (SRB) crowned FIBA 3x3 World Tour winners for the fourth time in Utsunomiya (2-3 November 2019)

Novi Sad (SRB) won the 8th edition of the FIBA 3x3 World Tour in Utsunomiya, Japan, defeating Princeton (USA) in the final on November 2-3.

Novi Sad player Tamas Ivosev was named MVP of the World Tour Final after leading Novi Sad in scoring with 30 points.

On 1 November 2019 in Utsunomiya FIBA officially unveiled that Serbia as one of the 3 top temas in FIBA 3x3 Ranking in the men’s category qualified directly to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. 

©FIBA 3x3 World Tour Utsunomiya Final 2019 Committee

©FIBA 3x3 World Tour Utsunomiya Final 2019 Committee



LP Duo concert at the Embassy (1 November 2019)

The piano duo from Serbia "LP Duo", comprising Sonja Loncar and Andrija Pavlovic, along with Japanese pianist Aisa Ijri, held a concert at the Embassy on 1 November in cooperation with the Association for the Promotion of Music Cooperation between Serbia and Japan.

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Agreement on General Academic Collaboration between the University of Belgrade and National Institute for Fusion Science (1 November 2019)

During her visit to Japan, University of Belgrade Rector Ms. Ivanka Popovic, PhD participated in the ceremony held at NINS (National Institute of Natural Sciences, Japan) on 1 November 2019 on the occassion of signing of Agreement on General Academic Collaboration between the University of Belgrade and National Institute for Fusion Science which is also a part of NINS.


Successful visit of Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia Ms. Ana Brnabic to Japan

Meeting of Prime Minister Ms. Ana Brnabic with Prime Minister of Japan Mr. Shinzo Abe on 21 October 2019

 

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Presentation of Novi Sad 2021 European Capital of Culture in Tokyo/Shibaura House on 16 October 2019 (Wednesday)

Presentation & Networking event on European Capital of Culture - Galway (2020) and Novi Sad (2021) will be held on 16 October 2019 in Shibaura House in Tokyo.

 


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Novak Djokovic at Japan Open in Tokyo (1 October 2019)

Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic is participating at this week’s ATP 500 event in Tokyo. 

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Ambassador Glišić meets with Speaker of the House of Representatives of Japan Tadamori Oshima (20 August 2019)

Ambassador Nenad Glišić met on 20 August with Speaker of the House of Representatives of Japan Mr. Tadamori Oshima.

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First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia Ivica Dačić meets Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan Taro Kono in Belgrade (15 August 2019)

First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia Ivica Dačić on 15 August met in Belgrade with Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan Taro Kono, who is on a day-long visit to Serbia.

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Train Driver's Diary (Serbian: Dnevnik mašinovođe) at cinemas across Japan from 17 August 2019

Serbian movie Train Driver's Diary (Serbian: Dnevnik mašinovođe) will be screened at cinemas across Japan starting from 17 August 2019. 

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REPUBLIC OF SERBIA – CANDIDATE FOR THE UNESCO EXECUTIVE BOARD 2019 – 2023

 

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Movies from Serbia at the Niigata International Film Festival (1-2 June 2019)

Nine short movies from Serbia and one animated from Japan were shown on 1 and 2 June at the International Film Festival in Niigata, within a special program entitled "Selection of the Japanese – Serbian Film Festival (JSFF)".

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Exhibition "Beautiful Serbia" in Tokyo TEN Gallery (26 April - 18 May 2019)

The exhibition "Beautiful Serbia" was staged at the Tokyo TEN Gallery, from 26 April to 18 May, at the initiative by the artist Akiko Koga, who works with the Embassy on the promotion of Serbian art in Japan. Panels in Japanese language about Serbian tradition at the time of the Feast, on Easter and Christmas, as well as the UNESCO cultural heritage of Serbia, were on display. The Exhibition also presented the photographs of natural beauties, as well as of Nikola Tesla and his achievements and successful Olympic medallists, objects of folk craftsmanship, naive folk art, national costumes, souvenirs and texts about Serbia. The Japanese flag with messages of support, written by the citizens of Belgrade after the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan in 2011, was also displayed.

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Ambassador Nenad Glisic presented a gold medal to Mrs Etsuko Tsunozaki (12 April 2019)

At a ceremony hosted by the Embassy of Serbia in Tokyo on 12 April 2019 Ambassador Nenad Glišić presented a gold medal to Mrs Etsuko Tsunozaki, Chairperson of the Association for the Promotion of Music Exchange between Serbia and Japan and a member of the Japan-Serbia Society, for a long-standing contribution to the promotion of our country in Japan.

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Ambassador Glišić's interview in "Shukan Shincho" magazine (28 March 2019)

Magazine in Japanese language "Shukan Shincho" published in it's April issue an interview about Serbian cuisine with Ambassador Nenad Glišić  in the section "Tasting food from around the world".

"Serbia as a country with wonderful nature, where agriculture has long been the main industry, can be said to be a gourmet's paradise. We are proud of our meat, pork in particular, and of our wines too. By their quality, our cheeses can compete with best Italian cheeses. I am convinced that the Japanese will love them", ambassador Glišić said.

"Shukan Shincho" is a weekly published since 1956 and sold across Japan. It has a circulation of around 500,000 copies.


Serbian Music Festival at the Embassy (15 March 2019)

World Piano Teachers Association Japan/WPTA, with support from Association for musical cooperation Serbia-Japan and Japan-Serbia Sociate, held Serbian Music Festival at the Embassy on 15 March 2019. 

As a part of the Festival, an auditon was held with Ms. Keiko Naoe and Ms. Yoko Naka performing piano works by Serbian composer Aleksandar S. Vujić  (1945-2017), with a possibility for one of them to participate at the World Piano Conference in Novi Sad this year.

President of WPTA Ms. Rika Fukuda (piano), president of the Association Ms. Etusko Tsunozaki (violin) and Ms. Eriko Hayakawa (piano) dressed in Serbian national costumes held a recital perfroming works of Aleksandar S. Vujić, Isidor Bajić, Milenko Živković and Kornelije Stanković, as well as some of the famous compositions from Serbia, including Tamo daleko. Works by Franz List (Love Dream, with participation of soprano Ms. Yukari Tsukamura) and Johann Strauss II (The Blue Danube) were also performed. 

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Painting of Marijana Anđelić at the biggest art event in Japan (7-11 March 2019)

The biggest international art event in Japan Art Fair Tokyo 2019 held in Tokyo in the program World Art Tokyo presented works of artists from 31 countries recommended by their embassies in cooperation with organisers. From Serbia the work of Marijana Anđelić "Lepo hodi"  (mineral pigments on Japanese paper washi) was presented.

 

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Joint exhibition in Tokyo by painter Milan Tucović and two Japanese artists (5-14 March 2019)

At the gallery of one of Japan's best known universities, Waseda University in Tokyo, an exhibition of works by Serbian painter Milan Tucovicć and two Japanese artists, Mitsunori Kurashige and Sogo Masanori entitled "Far Away" will be open from 5 to 14 March. On display were also works by Milan Tucovic painted during his stay in Japan. 

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Japanese media reports about Serbia on the occasion of the Statehood Day

The leading Japanese media in English language "Japan Times" and "Yomiuri Shimbun - Japan News" published special articles on Serbia on the occasion of the Statehood Day. The text written by Ambassador Nenad Glisic was published and headlined "In honour of 137 years of friendship with Japan." President of the Parliamentary League of Friendship between Japan and Serbia Ichiro Aisawa and President of the Japan-Serbia Association Tadashi Nagai also wrote about the "prospering of cultural and sports cooperation".

The news of the celebration of the Statehood Day at the Serbian Embassy was posted on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan with the photographs of Ambassador Glisic and Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan Kenji Yamada.


Hofu: Exhibitions on Tesla and on Serbian monuments (26 January - 3 March 2019)

Exhibition staged by the Nikola Tesla Museum was formally launched on 26 January in Hofu Science Museum Solar, Yamaguchi Prefecture, at the initiative of the Japan-Serbia Association. Three tons of museum stock have been transported from the Nikola Tesla Museum in Belgrade including solar panels, models of laboratories and the Tesla coil, while the Tesla bust was loaned from the Serbian Embassy. The exhibition closes on 3 March. 

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"Serbian Month" at JICA Global Plaza (January - February 2019)

In coopration with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Embassy organized "Serbian Month" at the premises of the JICA Global Plaza in Tokyo.

"Serbian Month"  included photo exhibition of Serbian scenic beauties, world heritage sites and traditional artefacts as well as video presentations and an opportunity to sample Serbian dishes at the JICA restaurant. Also various presentations were held on the Serbian culture and customs, tourist potential, sports and on its cooperation with Japan.

 

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Ambassador Glisic about Serbia on TV Osaka (20 December 2019)

Ambassador Nenad Glišić appeared on a TV Osaka show "Wafu Sohonke" devoted to old Japanese handicrafts and tradition, in the part titled" "Foreign embassy requests - do you have anything to be repaired?" He gave the television crew for repair his acoustic guitar from the 70's, made by the famous Japanese company "Tokai", founded in 1947. The TV crew took the guitar to the Tokai factory in the town of Hamamatsu, where it was repaired.

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Screening of the film "The Long Journey to War" at Meiji University (21 November 2018)

Students of the Meiji University School of Arts and Letters attended a screening of "The Long Journey to War", a Serbian documentary film about the causes of World War I, directed by Miloš Škundrić. The screening held on 21 November was sponsored by the Serbian Embassy in Tokyo, in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Culture and the Media of the Republic of Serbia.

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Promotion of Serbian cook book in Japanese (9 November 2018)

Promotion of a book in the Japanese language "Learn to cook Serbian food with Jelena" by Jelena Jeremič was held at the  Embassy on 9 November. The book publishing was made possible by the Association for the Promotion of Music Cooperation between Serbia and Japan, headed by the spouse of the former Japanese Ambassador to Serbia Ms. Etsuko Tsunozaki. The book was printed by the Japanese publisher "Buna no mori" and will be sold in the bookstores across Japan as from 5 December.

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Presentation of Serbia at Ebara Dai-ichi Junior High School in Tokyo (12 October 2018)

On 12 October Ms. Jelena Nikolić and Ms. Tijana Nagato from the Embassy held presentation of Serbia for 170 second year students of Ebara Dai-ichi Junior High School in Shinagawa-ku in Tokyo. 

News about the presentation on Shinagawa-ku website 

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Presentation on Serbia's UNESCO World Heritage List Monuments (11 October 2018)

On 11 October Serbian monuments inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List were presented at the Embassy for about 60 invitees from UNESCO associations which have their offices in various municipalities of Tokyo. 

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Embassy presents Serbian slava - family patron saint celebration (2 October 2018)

At the initiative launched by the Tokyo-based non-governmental organization International Artist Centre, Embassy organized a presentation of Serbian slava for some forty guests on 2 October. The presentation about the history and culture of Serbia, including the slava-related customs was given by Ms. Tijana Nagato who wore the national costume from Central Serbia. The guests had the opportunity to see the customs pertaining to the food served at the table on the occasion, the grain prepared cake and the cracking of slava unleavened bread alongside Serbian traditional food: cornmeal bread, ajvar (Serbian vegetable caviar), Shopska salad, home-made biscuits, all prepared by Embassy staff with the help of Centre representatives. 

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Ichinomiya: Embassy receives drawing awards on behalf of childrenb (20 September 2018)

Five children from Serbia were awarded as part of the exhibition of Serbian children's drawings staged by Japanese NGO International Kids Art Association, at Ichinomiya City Memorial Art Museum of Migishi Setsuko. On 20 September, representatives of the Serbian Embassy, Mr. Chihaya Oyaizu and Ms. Ivana Golubović – Duboka, received the awards on behalf of the children at the exhibition opening ceremony.

More than one hundred drawings were on display in the museum. The awarded young artists from Serbia include Anastasija Mitrović, Kristina Celikić, Sofija Morača, Dusan Nenadić and Tijana Perić, and the Embassy will make sure that the award certificates are delivered to them in Serbia.

The project is also significant for the Serbia-Japan relations in the field of culture, taking into account the fact that by connecting the youngest generation a potential is generated for fostering close ties among the two countries' youth in the future.


Ancient Roman Culture in Serbia thorough five senses (4 September 2018)

On 4 September Embassy organized presentation of dishes served at the court of Roman Emperors at the initiative of the Japan – Serbia Society, in collaboration with the Society for the Promotion of Music Cooperation between Japan and Serbia. President of the Japan – Serbia Society Tadashi Nagai and Ambassador Nenad Glišić underlined that a significant number of Roman emperors was born in Serbia, recommending the guests to visit Roman archaeological sites of Viminacium and Gamzigrad when travelling to Serbia.
Japanese writer Masashi Endo, author of the book Food of the Remote Past, held a lecture on Ancient Roman Food, focusing particularly on the territory of today's Serbia and the area's impact on the ingredients used in the preparation of food in the late antique period.
To the tunes of music from the Roman Empire period, guests were served dishes cooked according to the recipes of Roman imperial court chefs prepared by Masashi Endo.
The book entitled "Roman Emperors' Routes" (Itinerarium Romanum Serbiae) by a group of authors Miomir Korać, Snežana Golubović and Nemanja Mrdjić was also presented for visitors as well as  billboards on the topic of the Roman Empire in Serbia and a tourist tour on the Roman Emperors' Routes.
Since a highly successful event with the same theme was organized by the Embassy last November, when the interest in participation exceeded the residence capacities, the event was repeated this year to enable the members of the Japan – Serbia Society to get to know more on this part of Serbian history.


Stall of Serbia at the annual Oi Dontaku Summer Festival (25 August 2018)

For the sixth consecutive year the Embassy participated at the annual Oi Dontaku Summer Festival (25-26 August) held in Shinagawa-ku. Many citizens who visited the stall learned about Serbia for the first time. 

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Launch of boook "Bread and Wild Strawberries" by Prof. Kayoko Yamasaki at the Embassy (7 August 2018)

On 7 August the Embassy hosted a launch event for "Bread and Wild Strawberries", a book by Belgrade University of Philology academic Prof. Kayoko Yamasaki, released in Japanese by Keiso Shobo publisher

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Visit of Fujimi City primary school students to the Embassy (2 August 2018)

Eighty primary school students from Fujimi, Sister City of Šabac, visited the Embassy on 2 August.
Mr. Matsuhiro Hoshino, Mayor of Fujimi, expressed satisfaction for the long-standing friendship and cooperation with Šabac and Serbia, as well as hope that Fujimi will be chosen to be the Host Town for Serbian teams for Tokyo Olympics 2020. The mayor also reminded of mutual help and assistance the two counties provide to each other in the times of need, including the aid of the Government of Serbia after the floods that affected Japan in July this year. Ambassador Nenad Glišić welcomed the students and invited them to visit Serbia and Šabac where they would have to opportunity to see Serbian omotenashi. He also invited the students to cheer for Serbian athletes during Tokyo 2020.
During the visit to the Embassy, students had the opportunity to learn about Serbian history, culture and tradition and to see the statue of the Serbian genius Nikola Tesla.


Serbia Government decision on aid to Japan for rehabilitation of flood damages (12 July 2018)

The Government of the Republic of Serbia has decided on 12 July 2018 to send 500,000 Euros in aid to Japan for rehabilitation of flood damages. At the same time, the Government has expressed sympathy with the citizens of Japan who are our great friends and donors and who provided us with great assistance during the floods in Serbia in 2014.


Charity bazaar at the Embassy (8 July 2018)

On 8 July we held Charity bazaar at the Embassy for the purpose of collecting funds for publication of a cookbook in Japanese language. Cookbook of the author Ms. Jelena Jeremić will assemble recipes of Serbian and other Balkan kitchens, including Nikola Tesla Menu, food in Serbian monasteries, food served during Slava etc. Publication of the book is planned for November 2018 with publishing house Buna-no-Mori Co.,Ltd. whose owner Ms. Miho Ogura also promoted the cookbook at the Bazaar.
As a special surprise we also organized a 40 minute concert of the Japanese bend Pyramidos performing songs from Serbia, Greece and Macedonia.

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Members of Premium Brilliant Club of Mizuho Bank at the Embassy (14 June 2018)

In cooperation with JTB, Embassy has organized presenation of Serbia for the members of Mizuho Bank's Premium Brilliant Club on 14 June. Ambassador Nenad Glišić in his welcome speech stressed that friendly relations between Serbia and Japan have a 136 year old tradition. He emphasized that Prime Minister Abe's visit to Serbia in January 2018 has given further impetus to bilateral relations and intererst of Japanies companies and tourists in Serbia. He expressed hope that Premium Brilliant Club members will also decide to visit Serbia and use the opportunity to see her natural beauties, as well as hospitality of Serbian people. 

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Serbia's winery Toplički vinogradi wine in COSTCO stores across Japan from today (2 June 2018)

Sale of wine from Serbia TRIBUS VILLA PROKUPAC from winery Toplički vinogradi starts today in COSTCO stores across Japan! 

Wine made from 100% Serbian autochthonous grape variety Prokupac can be purchased at COSTCO Japan stores at a bargain price of only ¥728.00 (incl. tax). 


Event announcement - Bazaar at the Embassy on 8 July (Sunday) 10:00-15:00 (entrance free)


CINEMA POST-YUGO 2018 - Serbian movie CIRCLES (KRUGOVI, 2013) on 21 June (THU) 17:00 University of Tokyo, Hyogo Campus

Serbia’s entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards movie CIRCLES (KRUGOVI, 2013) dir. Srđan Golubović will be screened on 21 June (THU) from 17:00 at University of Tokyo, Hyogo Campus (Faculty of Letters, Auditorium No. 3/Sandai). PDF with details on Cinema Post-Yugo 2018 


Ambassador and former Foreign Minister of the Republic of Serbia H.E. Mr. Ivan Mrkić conferred Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun in Japan

At an award ceremony held at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on 8 May 2018 Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun was conferred on Ambassador and former Foreign Minister of the Republic of Serbia H.E. Mr. Ivan Mrkić by His Majesty Emperor Akihito. Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun is the most prestigious decoration awarded in Japan to foreign nationals for special contributions. Considering that in Serbia no one so far has been awarded with imperial decoration of this rank, this is an extremely important honour for the Republic of Serbia as well. 

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Ambassador Glišić meets Mayor of Fujisawa City Mr. Tsuneo Suzuki at the Embassy

Ambassador Nenad Glišić met with Mr. Tsuneo Suzuki, Mayor of Fujisawa City (Kanagawa Prefecture) and his associates  at the Embassy on 10 April 2018, to discuss sports and other exchanges between Fujisawa City and Serbia

Ambassador with Mayor Suzuki and Mr. Tadahi Nagai, President of Japan Serbia Society and Mr. Osamu Hirashita, Vice President of the Japan Serbia Society


Ambassador Glišić visits MAYEKAWA MFG. CO., LTD.

Ambassador Nenad Glišić visited MAYEKAWA MFG. CO., LTD. In Tokyo on 27 March 2018 and met with the President Mr. Shin Maekawa to discuss further cooperation between Serbia and MAYEKAWA MFG. CO., LTD.

Ambassador with President Mr. Shin Maekawa and Hiroshi Okada from Corporate Planning Division


Ambassador Nenad Glišić visits Kashiwazaki, Host-Town of Serbian Water Polo National Team for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020

At the invitation of the Mayor of Kashiwazaki Mr. Masahiro Sakurai Ambassdor Mr. Nenad Glišić visited this city in Niigata prefecture on 17 and 18 March 2018. Kashiwazaki is "Host Town" of the Serbian Water Polo National Team for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020.

 


Brutal intervention and arrest of Marko Đurić, Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija, Government of the Republic of Serbia in Kosovo and Metohija

Radio Television of Serbia (RTS) video of brutal intervention and arrest in Kosovo and Metohija of Marko Đurić, Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija, Government of the Republic of Serbia 


Ambassador meets President of Japan - Serbia Parliamentarian League of Friendship Mr. Ichiro Aisawa

On February 22, 2018 Ambassador Nenad Glisic met with Mr. Ichiro Aisawa, President of Japan - Serbia Parliamentarian League of Friendship and other prominent members of the League at the House of Representatives in the Diet of Japan to follow up the successful visit of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to Serbia (on January 15, 2018)  and to discuss strengthening of the parliamentary cooperation.


Ambassador meets Director of the Economy, Trade and Industry Division of the Liberal Democratic Party

On February 9th, 2018, Ambassador Nenad Glišić and Deputy Chief of Mission Ms. Ana Kontić met with Mr. Minoru Kiuchi, Director of the Economy, Trade and Industry Division of the Liberal Democratic Party and the Chief of Secretariat of the Japan - Serbia Parliamentary League of Friendship, to discuss the successful visit of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to Serbia on January 15, 2018 and to talk about prospects of further enhancement of economic relations between two countries.

 


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Public International Two-Phase Open Competition for the Design of a Conceptual Solution for the Zoran Đinđić Memorial at the Students Square in Belgrade

City of Belgrade - Belgrade City Administration, Secretariat for Culture announces the Public International Two-Phase Open Competition for the Design of a Conceptual Solution for the Zoran Đinđić Memorial at the Students Square in Belgrade

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Embassy reception on Serbia Statehood Day on 15 February 2017

Embassy of the Republic of Serbia hosted reception on 15 February 2017 on Serbia Statehood Day. Over 250 guests attended the event, including the State Minister for Foreign Affairs H.E. Mr. Nobuo Kishi as the Chief Guest, senior officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, representatives of Japanese business community, cultural and scientific community, academia, media, members of the Serbian community and the diplomatic corps.

Two Japanese daily newspapers in English language, Japan News and Japan Times, carried Ambassador of Serbia’s message as well as congratulatory messages by the Japanese dignitaries.

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『東京まで、セルビア Srbija do Tokija』book by author Branka Takahashi launched at the Embassy on 13 January 2017

On 13 January 2017, on the eve of New Year’s according to the Julian calendar, Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Tokyo organized launch of the newly published book in Japanese language 『東京まで、セルビア Srbija do Tokija』("Serbia to Tokyo") by author Branka Takahashi published by “Michitani Publishing House” in December 2016 - book link in Japanese

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Embassy booth at the August Oi Festa 2016

For the sixth consecutive year, the Embassy of the Repbulic of Serbia participated at the popular Shinagawa summer festival Oi Festa on 28 August 2016. The booth of the Embassy was visited by a large number of people out of which many heard about Serbia for the first time. Our Japanese friends and Serbian citizens living in Japan also visited us.

Natural soaps “Sofi”, fruit jams with natural ingredients without a trace of artificial preservatives “Bakina tajna” and various other Serbian products were available for purchase, as well as home made Serbian dishes and cakes made by Embassy staff. Travel brochures about Serbian tourist spots were also distributed. Students of “Toyo Eiwa” University in Yokohama organized Instagram photo sessions with a frame title “Serbiagram” and distributed booklets made by themselves with Serbian food recipes. Every visitor also got mosquito repellant samples from Japanese company “Kincho” with a leaflet on the history of the company and the connection between “Kincho” and Serbia by the Pyrethrum flower (bela rada in Serbian) which is the starting point of the company’s long history.


INVITATION TO TENDER FOR THE PROVISION OF REAL ESTATE SALES SERVICES

INVITATION TO TENDER FOR THE PROVISION OF REAL ESTATE SALES SERVICES – THE SALE OF DIPLOMATIC REAL ESTATE IN NEW YORK (UNITED STATES OF AMERICA), TOKYO (JAPAN), BONN (GERMANY), AND BERNE (SWITZERLAND)

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Presentation of Serbia in Kodaira-shi in July 2016

In July 2016 a seminar on Serbia was held at Kodaira City. The initiative of Kodaira City followed several exchanges in cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Tokyo in 2015 and first half of 2016 and was part of a plan of Kodaira City candidature for Host Town of Serbian athletes during the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics 2020.

Seminar for approximately fifty Kodaira citizens was held on three different days in a span of three weeks. At the three hour long workshops the participants had the possibility to learn about the plans for their ciy to host Serbian sportsmen and sportswomen during the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics 2020 and Serbia’s great sport achievements in the world and Olympic championships.

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Seminar on Serbian basketball at the Embassy on 29 June 2016

At the initiative of the Japanese NPO “Next Big Pivot” a workshop/seminar “Getting to Know the World Through Basketball – First Episode: Serbia” on 29 June 2016 at the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Tokyo ahead of participation of the Japan Men’s Basketball National Team at the FIBA Qualifying Tournament 2016 4-9 July in Belgrade.

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Presentation of Serbia for the Japanese university students on 20 June 2016

With the support of the Chairman of the Yokohama company “Toa Gas” company Mr. Toshio Tanabe and in order to deepen the knowledge on,  geography, history, culture, economic and tourism potentials of Serbia, the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Tokyo organized a presentation of Serbia on 20 June 2016 for 22 students of Keio University, Kanagawa University, Chuo University, Nihon Joshi University and Toyo Eiwa University.

The entire event was filmed by TV Kanagawa.

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FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix 2016 Group 1 in Kyoto

National team of Serbia in Volleyball will be playing matches in Kyoto 24-26 June at the FIVB Volleyball Grand Prix 2016. Our team will be playing at the Shimazu Arena, Kyoto on 

24 June (Friday) vs. Russian Federation

25 June (Saturday) vs. Japan

26 June (Sunday) vs. Thailand

At the invitation of the Japan Volleyball Association Ambassador Mr. Nenad Glišić will attend as guest the match between the national teams of the Republic of Serbia and Japan in Kyoto on 25 June starting at 17:50.


Ambassador's Lecture at the Aoyama Gakuin University

Continuing the good cooperation established during last years between the Embassy and Ms. Kumiko Haba, Professor, PhD(International Relations), Aoyama Gakuin University, Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia H.E. Mr. Nenad Glišić held a lecture at this distinguished Tokyo institution on 16 June 2016 focusing on subjects of Serbian foreign policy and challenges it faces on the path to the European Union.

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EMBASSY CULTURAL EVENTS IN MAY 2016.

13 May (Friday) 19.00 (entry 18.30) - Concert Ms. Andjela Bratić (flute) accompanied by Svetlana Dejanović Avramović (piano) at the Embassy 

22 May (Suday) 10.00 - 15.00 - Humanitarian Bazaar at the Embassy (BBQ planned in case of good weather)

28 May (Saturday) 11.00 - 17.00 and 29 May (Sunday) 10.00 till 16.00 - Yokohama Festival Embassy Booth

25 till 30 April 12.00 till 19.00 Steps Gallery Ginza - Milica Nikolić photographs 

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Why invest in Serbia? (22 March 2021)
Commemorating Remembrance Day of 17 March 2004 - Pogrom in Kosovo and Metohija (18 March 2021)
Selakovic: Fight against all forms of crime is a priority of the Serbian Government (9 March 2021)
Spa and Special Climate regions in Serbia - Investment potential (1 March 2021)
Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb and Ljubljana elected as the new Patriarch of Serbia (22 February 2021)
Statehood Day of the Republic of Serbia (15 February 2021)
President Vucic: Serbia is ready for dialogue on Kosovo and Metohija, but will refuse being humiliated (11 February 2021)
Rising trend in bilateral relations between Japan and Serbia (10 February 2021)
Minister Selakovic speaks for Politika: The year of rejuvenation of Serbian diplomacy (28 January 2021)
Open call for the Co-Financing of projects for the Translation of Representative Works of Serbian Literature into Foreign Languages in 2021
President Vucic: Serbia is the first in Europe in terms of growth (14 January 2021)
Every Serb in the diaspora is potentially a lobbyist (5 January 2021)
Minister Selakovic: New ambassadors will be appointed this year, but the goals remain the same (5 January 2021)
President Vucic: Serbia to remain on the course of a winning policy of stability (30 December 2020)
Serbian Prime Minister the first PM in Europe to receive a Covid-19 vaccine (25 December 2020)
Serbia most important partner of Japan in region (24 December 2020)
Regime of entry into the Republic of Serbia (updated on 6 May 2021)
President Vučić receives credentials from the newly appointed Ambassador of Japan (11 December 2020)
Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia on the Occasion of the International Human Rights Day (11 December 2020)
Charge d’Affaires a.i. paid a courtesy call to the leader of the KOMEITO party (November 25, 2020)
Book of condolences on the occasion of the death of His Holiness Archbishop of Peć, Metropolitan of Belgrade and Karlovci and Serbian Patriarch Irinej (24 November 2020)
SERBIA - Emerging tech development hub (6 October 2020)
Signing of Tax Convention between Republic of Serbia and Japan (22 July 2020)
Interview with Japanese pianist Aisa Ijiri in the Belgrade magazine "Diplomacy&Commerce"
Novak Djokovic awarded the special charter of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia (30 May 2020)
VISA SERVICES (22 May 2020)
CURRENT REGIME OF ENTRY OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN CITIZENS IN THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA (22 MAY 2020)
Entry of foreign citizens into the territory of the Republic of Serbia (May 14, 2020)
DIGITAL CONTENT IN THE FIELD OF CULTURE
VISA SERVICES SUSPENSION (16 March 2020)
STATE OF EMERGENCY DECLARED THROUGHOUT SERBIA (16 March 2020)
SERBIA - COVID-19: Measures adopted by the Government on 11 March 2020
Presentation of Serbia at the Embassy in cooperation with Mainichi Shimbun (12 December 2019)
Serbian-Japanese Duo "Fugo" concert at the Embassy (21 November 2019)
Embassy Award Ceremony at the 45th Exhibition of Japan Modern Naive Art Painting (11 November 2019)
Remembering painter and sculptor Milan Tucovic at the Embassy (7 November 2019)
Novi Sad (SRB) crowned FIBA 3x3 World Tour winners for the fourth time in Utsunomiya (2-3 November 2019)
LP Duo concert at the Embassy (1 November 2019)
Agreement on General Academic Collaboration between the University of Belgrade and National Institute for Fusion Science (1 November 2019)
Successful visit of Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia Ms. Ana Brnabic to Japan
Presentation of Novi Sad 2021 European Capital of Culture in Tokyo/Shibaura House on 16 October 2019 (Wednesday)
Novak Djokovic at Japan Open in Tokyo (1 October 2019)
Ambassador Glišić meets with Speaker of the House of Representatives of Japan Tadamori Oshima (20 August 2019)
First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia Ivica Dačić meets Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan Taro Kono in Belgrade (15 August 2019)
Train Driver's Diary (Serbian: Dnevnik mašinovođe) at cinemas across Japan from 17 August 2019
REPUBLIC OF SERBIA – CANDIDATE FOR THE UNESCO EXECUTIVE BOARD 2019 – 2023
Movies from Serbia at the Niigata International Film Festival (1-2 June 2019)
Exhibition "Beautiful Serbia" in Tokyo TEN Gallery (26 April - 18 May 2019)
Ambassador Nenad Glisic presented a gold medal to Mrs Etsuko Tsunozaki (12 April 2019)
Ambassador Glišić's interview in "Shukan Shincho" magazine (28 March 2019)
Serbian Music Festival at the Embassy (15 March 2019)
Painting of Marijana Anđelić at the biggest art event in Japan (7-11 March 2019)
Joint exhibition in Tokyo by painter Milan Tucović and two Japanese artists (5-14 March 2019)
Japanese media reports about Serbia on the occasion of the Statehood Day
Hofu: Exhibitions on Tesla and on Serbian monuments (26 January - 3 March 2019)
"Serbian Month" at JICA Global Plaza (January - February 2019)
Ambassador Glisic about Serbia on TV Osaka (20 December 2019)
Screening of the film "The Long Journey to War" at Meiji University (21 November 2018)
Promotion of Serbian cook book in Japanese (9 November 2018)
Presentation of Serbia at Ebara Dai-ichi Junior High School in Tokyo (12 October 2018)
Presentation on Serbia's UNESCO World Heritage List Monuments (11 October 2018)
Embassy presents Serbian slava - family patron saint celebration (2 October 2018)
Ichinomiya: Embassy receives drawing awards on behalf of childrenb (20 September 2018)
Ancient Roman Culture in Serbia thorough five senses (4 September 2018)
Stall of Serbia at the annual Oi Dontaku Summer Festival (25 August 2018)
Launch of boook "Bread and Wild Strawberries" by Prof. Kayoko Yamasaki at the Embassy (7 August 2018)
Visit of Fujimi City primary school students to the Embassy (2 August 2018)
Serbia Government decision on aid to Japan for rehabilitation of flood damages (12 July 2018)
Charity bazaar at the Embassy (8 July 2018)
Members of Premium Brilliant Club of Mizuho Bank at the Embassy (14 June 2018)
Serbia's winery Toplički vinogradi wine in COSTCO stores across Japan from today (2 June 2018)
Event announcement - Bazaar at the Embassy on 8 July (Sunday) 10:00-15:00 (entrance free)
CINEMA POST-YUGO 2018 - Serbian movie CIRCLES (KRUGOVI, 2013) on 21 June (THU) 17:00 University of Tokyo, Hyogo Campus
Ambassador and former Foreign Minister of the Republic of Serbia H.E. Mr. Ivan Mrkić conferred Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun in Japan
Ambassador Glišić meets Mayor of Fujisawa City Mr. Tsuneo Suzuki at the Embassy
Ambassador Glišić visits MAYEKAWA MFG. CO., LTD.
Ambassador Nenad Glišić visits Kashiwazaki, Host-Town of Serbian Water Polo National Team for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020
Brutal intervention and arrest of Marko Đurić, Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija, Government of the Republic of Serbia in Kosovo and Metohija
Ambassador meets President of Japan - Serbia Parliamentarian League of Friendship Mr. Ichiro Aisawa
Ambassador meets Director of the Economy, Trade and Industry Division of the Liberal Democratic Party
VISA REGIME NEWS
Public International Two-Phase Open Competition for the Design of a Conceptual Solution for the Zoran Đinđić Memorial at the Students Square in Belgrade
Embassy reception on Serbia Statehood Day on 15 February 2017
『東京まで、セルビア Srbija do Tokija』book by author Branka Takahashi launched at the Embassy on 13 January 2017
Embassy booth at the August Oi Festa 2016
INVITATION TO TENDER FOR THE PROVISION OF REAL ESTATE SALES SERVICES
Presentation of Serbia in Kodaira-shi in July 2016
Seminar on Serbian basketball at the Embassy on 29 June 2016
Presentation of Serbia for the Japanese university students on 20 June 2016
FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix 2016 Group 1 in Kyoto
Ambassador's Lecture at the Aoyama Gakuin University
EMBASSY CULTURAL EVENTS IN MAY 2016.
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