The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Fumio Kishida, will visit Brasília on September 2nd, and will be hosted by the Minister of External Relations, Luiz Alberto Figueiredo Machado.
The Foreign Ministers will examine the main issues on the bilateral and global agenda, with emphasis on issues related to the Brazilian community in Japan, trade and investment, as well as cooperation in science, technology and innovation.
Brazil and Japan jointly promote technical cooperation projects in third countries, such as the Cooperation for Agricultural Development of the Tropical Savannah in Mozambique Program (Pro-Savannah) and the implementation of the standard Japanese-Brazilian digital TV (ISDB-T) in African, Central American and South American countries.
Brazil and Japan established diplomatic relations in 1895. In 2012, bilateral trade totaled US$ 15.7 billion, which placed Japan as Brazil's sixth trading partner in the world. That same year, Brazil received US$ 1.47 billion in Japanese investment flows.