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Hungarian pálinka: PGI in the EU and Japan

Sep 27, 2023

Under the Economic Partnership Agreement between the European Union and Japan, 42 more EU and Japanese products have been added to the list of protected geographical indications (PGIs) in both regions, including Hungarian pálinka, the European Commission said on Wednesday. According to the Brussels statement, this is the third time that the list of geographical […]

Triple Hungarian Matcha Record Set

Oct 18, 2022

On Tuesday afternoon, a triple Hungarian record was set in a bold gastro-cultural theme at Kálvin Square in downtown Budapest. The organizers enlarged the traditional Japanese team art instruments to seven times their original size. The largest cup and matcha frother in Hungary were registered, and the amount of tea made with them also set […]

The Sculptor's Wife

Mar 14, 2022

The Japanese widow of Hungarian sculptor Nándor Wagner passed away last October. For three decades, Mrs. Chiyo Wagner was a true companion of her husband and – after his death – she worked to preserve his artistic legacy. Born in Sapporo on September 22, 1930, she was the fourth daughter of the Akiyama family, one […]

Redefining the Mid-Size Luxury SUV Segment

Mar 10, 2022

Over the years, Lexus has enjoyed tremendous success globally, in Europe and in Hungary, thanks to the success of its eco-friendly model portfolio. Today, Lexus, which sells 99% self-charging hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) in Europe, and has sold more than two million partially or fully electrified cars worldwide, is going even further in greening the […]

Design & Build a la Takenaka

Mar 8, 2022

A large number of Japan’s most prominent landmarks and an impressive number of high-rise buildings both in Japan and around the world have been created by Takenaka Corporation. It is the biggest Design & Build general construction company in Japan providing services in architecture, engineering, and construction. Takenaka has a long and storied history that […]

A Bridge Between Hungary and Japan

Mar 4, 2022

Having been established in 1992, the Budapest office of the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), the principal organization for promoting trade and investment relations between Japan and foreign countries, celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. As to what he considers the greatest achievements of the Budapest presence of JETRO over these three decades, the General […]

Suzuki: Secrets of a Market Leader

Mar 2, 2022

With 17,650 passenger cars registered, Magyar Suzuki Corporation (SMC) reached 14.48% market share on the domestic new passenger car market in 2021. The brand has been leading new passenger car sales in Hungary for six years. The Japanese brand, which sells hybrid passenger cars in the EU markets in line with the group’s green aspirations, […]

Keeping Up Japanese Business Interest

Feb 28, 2022

Japan is the second most important investor country in Hungary from the Far East. The CEO of the Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency (HIPA), Róbert Ésik explains to Diplomacy&Trade how the organization is working to attract more Japanese investors and to accommodate those already established here helping the Hungarian economy. “One of the first large foreign […]

Trust and Friendship Through Contact and Dialog

Feb 24, 2022

“Hungary and Japan display a close affinity for one another.” That is according to the Ambassador of Japan to Hungary, Masato Otaka. In addition to describing the various aspects of bilateral and multilateral cooperation the two countries have based on trust and friendship, he also outlines, in an extensive interview with Diplomacy&Trade, the many things […]

Electric Vision

Mar 4, 2020

Honda is accelerating its electrification plans for Europe by moving forward its goal for all of its European mainstream models to feature electrified powertrains by 2022. The bold new target, recently announced during the 'Electric Vision' event in Amsterdam, is three years ahead of the previously announced 2025 goal, demonstrating the confidence Honda has in […]

The new GS-Yuasa plant in Miskolc

Japanese battery production facility in Hungary

Jan 11, 2018

Japan's GS Yuasa Corporation, which is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, has announced to establish a manufacturing subsidiary company, GS Yuasa Hungary Ltd. in Hungary and to construct a new plant for lithium-ion batteries.

Japanese Ambassador Kuni Sato and Hungraian conductor Dénes Szabó | Attila Balázs/MTI

Hungarian conductor receives Japanese recognition

Jan 9, 2018

The Japanese Ambassador to Hungary, Kuni Sato handed over Japan's state award, the Order of Gold and Silver Rays of the Rising Sun to Kossuth Prize winner Hungarian conductor Dénes Szabó in the Kodály Zoltán Primary School in Nyíregyháza.

Prince Akishino and Prince Mako in Bugac | Zoltán Mathe /MTI

Japanese prince and princess visiting Hungary

Aug 21, 2017

Japan's Prince Akishino and his eldest daughter, Princess Mako, are on a private trip to Hungary. On Sunday, they visited a pig farm in Bugac, southeast of Budapest, while earlier, they were welcomed at the Museum of Ethnography in the Hungarian capital.

Japanese Ambassador to Hungary

Binding ties with Hungary

Jan 3, 2017

“Japan and Hungary are important partners in the international community, and we have been contributing to the resolution of regional and international issues," Japanese Ambassador Junichi Kosuge tells a recent issue of Diplomacy&Trade.


Diplomacy & Trade Club presents Japan

Dec 14, 2016

Diplomacy & Trade held its Japan themed 'The Club' event at the Sushi Sei restaurant in Budapest on the occasion of Diplomacy & Trade's December issue focus on Japan. The patron of the event was the Japanese Ambassador to Hungary, Junichi Kosuge.

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