150th anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Switzerland and Japan

2014 marks a milestone in the friendly relations between Switzerland and Japan which will celebrate the establishment of diplomatic relations 150 years ago. In 1864 a first Treaty of Amity and Trade was signed between the two countries. This auspicious anniversary will offer plenty of occasions to emphasise both the quality and intensity of our excellent bilateral relations.
Together with our Japanese partners we would like to highlight similarities between the two countries such as precision, high-quality craftsmanship and modernity. At the same time, emotional bonds will be intensified and cultural exchanges enhanced.