1. Background

On the occasion of the meeting of the heads of Government of Spain and Japan that took place in September 2010 in Tokyo, both countries agreed to hold a “Spain-Japan Dual Year” in 2013 and 2014. Since those years coincide with the 400th anniversary of the sending of the Keicho Embassy to Europe (Spain and Rome), both years are conceived as a commemoration of the 400 years of Spanish-Japanese exchange.

2. Objectives

In relation to the commemorative acts of the 400 years of Spanish-Japanese exchange, a wide variety of activities will be carried out in order to promote mutual understanding between Japan and Spain and open new horizons in bilateral relations for the future .

3. Period of realization

The activities are scheduled to run from June 2013 to July 2014 .