Taoiseach Visits Japan
This visit by Taoiseach Micheál Martin highlights the Global Ireland ambition for the Asia-Pacific Region.
Ireland and Japan share valued cultural, economic and people-to-people links.
The friendship between our countries is strengthening all the time.
Between July 19 and 21, Taoiseach Micheál Martin will visit to Japan to explore ways to further deepen links between our countries.
Ireland values its relationship with Japan.
Japan is Ireland’s third largest trading partner outside the EU. Trade between Ireland and Japan stands at approximately €16 billion annually.
Japan continues to be the largest source of inward foreign direct investment into Ireland from the Asia/ Pacific region. Meanwhile, more than 2,000 Japanese people are employed by innovative Irish companies in Japan.
On his visit, the Taoiseach will meet Prime Minister Kishida. As well as discussing opportunities to work closely together, the Taoiseach will also express the deep sympathies of the Irish people on the recent shocking killing of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Japan and Ireland are like-minded countries, valuing democracy, prosperity and the rule of law.
The Taoiseach will also visit Singapore, a place approximately 5,000 Irish citizens call home.
Both Ireland and Singapore are small, advanced, open economies that act as gateways to their respective regions.
This is an important visit at a critical time as we look to further strengthen the links between Ireland and the region.
Delivering in the Asia Pacific Region
Global Ireland Asia-Pacific Region Strategy to 2025
This strategy draws the roadmap and sets out the milestones in how Ireland will structure and focus its relationship with this increasingly important region in the years ahead.