Ambassador's greeting

H.E. Mr. Tadaharu UEHARA Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Georgia

Greeting message from Ambassador Uehara on the Embassy website

Welcome to the website of the Embassy of Japan in Georgia!

I am Tadaharu Uehara, the Ambassador of Japan to Georgia. I arrived in Georgia on August 1, 2017.

Japan established diplomatic relations with Georgia in 1992. We commemorate its 25th anniversary in 2017. The relations between Japan and Georgia have been steadily becoming broader and deeper in various spheres including sports such as sumo, judo and rugby, ballet and other fields of arts, private business, political dialogue and cooperation in the international arena. In years to come, Japan will host Rugby World Cup 2019 and Tokyo Olympic Games 2020. I am convinced that these events will be the best opportunities to strengthen the ties of the two countries. On June 5, 2017, Japan relaxed the visa requirements for Georgian citizens. We expect tourism and people-to-people contact to become even more active between Japan and Georgian.

Since the restoration of the independence of Georgia, Japan has been supporting its development through various forms of ODA. These are Yen Loan, Grant Aid and Technical Cooperation from construction of highway and other infrastructure to grassroots-level assistance to educational and medical institutions, agricultural and other facilities in the regions throughout Georgia.

In cultural aspects, Georgia is a wonderful country that attracts us with its historical cities such as Tbilisi and Mtskheta, mesmerizingly beautiful nature, Georgian wine and rich food culture. I would like more Japanese people to have chances to experience warm hospitality and friendship of Georgians.

Japan and Georgia are partners sharing fundamental values such as freedom, democracy and market economy. I would like to put forth my best effort for the development of the relations of the two countries.