● The Ceremony for the Foreign Minister Award to Dr. Mahmood Al Qaysi
Ambassador Kazuya Nashida awarded the Foreign Minister Award to Dr. Mahmood Al Qaisy, Professor of the Faculty of Arts of Baghdad University, on December 7th, 2014.
The Foreign Minister Award is given to individuals and bodies which have distinguished achievements for promotion of friendly relations between Japan and other countries. Dr. AlQaisy is the first Iraqi who has won the Award since 2003. Dr. Al Qaysi has made significant contributions to advance of Japan-Iraq relations, through publishing many papers and books on Japan and establishing Japanese Historical Studies Program (JHSP) in Baghdad University.
Dr. Zuhair Humadi, General Director of Higher Committee of Education Development in Iraq (HCED), Dr. Falah Al Asadi, President of Mustansiriyah University, Dr. Salah Al Jabiri, Dean of the Faculty of Arts of Baghdad University and other distinguished academics attended the ceremony and delivered their remarks to express congratulations to Dr. Al Qaysi.
● Japan’s National Day reception to celebrate His Majesty the Emperor’s birthday
Ambassador Kazuya Nashida hosted the National Day reception to celebrate the birthday of H.M. the Emperor on November 30, 2014.
Ambassador Nashida made his remarks expressing his appreciation for the participation of a large number of prominent figures for the celebration of H.M. the Emperor’s birthday, and his belief that the efforts exerted by the Iraqi people to overcome the current crises is making steady progress. Ambassador also mentioned that Japan will continue its support to Iraq’s nation building and economic development.
From the Iraqi side, H.E. Dr. Salim Al-Jubury, Speaker of the Council of Representative, delivered his remarks. He stressed the importance of friendship and cooperation between the two countries
The reception was highly successful with the attendance of a large number of Iraqi prominent guests, including Vice President Mr. Osama Al-Nujaifi, Vice Prime Minister Mr. Baha Al-A’raji, Minister of Electricity Mr. Qassim Al-Fahdawi, Minister of Science and Technology Mr. Faris Yusuf Jaiju and Minister of Women Affairs Ms. Bayan Nuri, as well as representatives from Members of Parliament, Ministries, diplomatic corps, international organizations and NGOs in Baghdad.
●The 41th Session of Baghdad International Fair
The Embassy of Japan participated in the 41th session of Baghdad International Fair (BIF) which was held during 20th to 29th October (20 countries and 500 companies participated), and exhibited Japanese cultural events, including calligraphy, opening fete-day stalls and playing costume play. There were a lot of visitors from Iraqi officials and citizens to the cultural events. In the closing ceremony held on 29th October, Japan Pavilion was awarded the first prize scoring three consecutive years for the best Pavilion in BIF.
●Completion Ceremony of the construction of 132 kV substation and transmission lines for Electricity Sector Reconstruction Project in Kurdistan Region
On 28th May 2014, completion ceremony of the construction of 132 kV substation and transmission lines for Electricity Sector Reconstruction Project in Kurdistan Region was held in Chwarta, Sulaymaniyah Province, Kurdistan Region. Ambassador Kazuya Nashida and JICA representatives participated in the ceremony from the Japanese side and H.E. Yasin Sheikh Abu Bakir Muhammad Mawafi, Minister of Electricity of Kurdistan Regional Government, Mr. Bahroz Muhammed Salih, Governor of Sulaymaniyah Governorate and KRG officials attended from Iraqi side. UNDP staffs and contractors of the projects also joined the ceremony.
● Ambassador Nashida’s talks with Prime Minister Maliki
Ambassador Kazuya Nashida met with Iraqi Prime Minister H.E. Nuri Al-Maliki on May 19th, 2014.
Ambassador Nashida and Prime Minister Maliki exchanged their views on bilateral relations between Japan and Iraq, the election of the Council of Representatives of Iraq and the regional situation. Ambassador Nashida offered his congratulations on conducting the election peacefully and expressed Japan’s support of Iraqi efforts in war against terrorism. Prime Minister Maliki expressed his expectations for early visit by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to Iraq after the next government is formed.
- Japan's position on the Senkaku Islands.
- Notice of Change Telephone and Fax Number.
October 20, 2014
Statement by the Press Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, on the Recent Situation in Iraq
September 20, 2014
Emergency Grant Aid for Internally Displaced Persons Affected by the Armed Conflict in Iraq
September 9, 2014
Statement by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan on the Formation of the New Government in Iraq